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Practical, well researched ideas based on real, recent experiences. Themes include ideas on where to go on holiday from Dubai, what to cook for dinner, school and kids issues, where to find vibrant original art for your walls and what might be the next best book for you to read. A site written in an appealing, accessible manner for anyone who wants to Do in Dubai. A genuine site full of ideas that work and hopefully enrich your lives for the time you’re in Dubai!
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HOLIDAY IDEAS FROM THE ARABIAN TRAVEL MARKET 2013
Well done Dubai for hosting an amazing Arabian Travel Market over the last 4 days. Hundreds of exhibitors from all over the world come and lay out their stalls to inspire us to experience their take on life, from Oman to Odessa in the Ukraine, the world really is your oyster. Ideas range from your usual luxury hotels and resorts to trekking holidays to royal train rides . Here’s DoinDubai’s pick of what tempted us.
Jakarta in Indonesia followed by Ubud in Bali. If the people in Indonesia are half as friendly and helpful as the delegation it sent out, you’ll have no trouble at all. Try the incredible sounding recently refurbished 5 * Borobudur hotel in an oasis of green in Jakarta. Amazing shopping, heritage sites all of which are easily accessible and I think better value for money than some other destinations. Hire a car and driver for around 50 US dollars a day and drive out and see the countryside for long day trips or ride out for an hour, step onto a boat and explore some of the lesser known islands like Pulau Machan for a day or a night or two. Bali needs no explanation but perhaps avoid the over developed bits and try the Kuta area. The Kartika Plaza hotel looks like it could offer great value and ticks all the family friendly boxes. READ MORE.
One of the best presents you could give an expat is an Evoke Pure Flow Internet radio
PURE EVOKE Flow, Portable DAB/FM/Internet Radio I got mine for my birthday last March and regret not getting one earlier. You only need wifi to simply plug it in to any wall socket and listen to any radio station in the world, I’m transported when I listen to Woman’s Hour on Radio 4, even the Today Programme and sometimes Play for Today. I can almost hear the cold. The kids listen to Capital Radio but also have stations that play only Kylie Minogue music (when I’m out !) , another called Disco Ball and some Latino music stations from Brazil. There are French stations and other stations from all over the world playing a variety of different music genres. I haven’t learnt to do half the functions of the radio but I know you can store all your favourite radio stations and the Lounge facility means you can listen again via podcasts and easily create playlists. …Read more
Monica Kapila – Resident of Dubai since 2006
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