The Viceroy Palm Jumeirah Dubai hotel opened in the first week of April 2017. Is it worth a visit or is it just another Dubai skyscraper with restaurants? Read on for an honest experience of the property on day 4 of it’s opening. Food focused review this time round. The vibe at the Viceroy Palm ..Continue Reading
WHAT ARE THE BEST BITS OF THE UAE ?
There are 7 Emirates in the UAE, Abu Dhabi being the capital, but at the moment Dubai is more recognized as an all round holiday destination. What you do in Dubai is really weather dependent, so in the cooler months wander around Bur Dubai, Meena Bazaar, Bastakiya and take a trip on the Dubai Ferry. You could also see the Miracle Garden. Save the beaches, pearl museum, malls and eating indoors for when it's hotter. Realistically that's from the end of April till around the beginning of October.
Abu Dhabi has some great entertainment venues and luxury hotels and it isn't a long drive from Dubai. A must see is the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque.
Al Ain is quite a green emirate and has some well known water parks.
Sharjah is very close to Dubai and has a growing cultural scene. It is more traditional than Dubai though. It has a very good wildlife park.
Um Al Qwain has a good water park and Fujeirah has long been known as a week end getaway destination, although Ras Al Khaimah is much nearer to Dubai and has the fabulous Waldorf Astoria that you must stay at!
Sir Bani Yas Island TOP TIPS if you’re planning to stay on Sir Bani Yas Island A short video What is Sir Bani Yas Island? Where is Sir Bani Yas Island ? With Google Map How do you get to Sir Bani Yas Island? Where should you STAY on Sir Bani Yas Island? What’s the ..Continue Reading
Welcome to Qasr Al Sarab in the Rub Al Khali (via the Emirates National Auto Museum) This post is the second part of our Abu Dhabi 2 night trip. The first was at Eastern Mangroves Resort and Spa. Where is the Qasr Al Sarab hotel? In the Empty Quarter or the 2nd largest sand ..Continue Reading
CRITERIA for choosing Abu Dhabi luxury hotels There are so many Abu Dhabi luxury hotels. How would you choose which one to go to? Perhaps PROXIMITY to Dubai is important. Sometimes you don’t want to drive more than an hour or so. Hotel SETTING is important. Abu Dhabi luxury hotels have settings that range from desert islands to autodromes. UNIQUENESS of the ..Continue Reading
Welcome to the Waldorf Astoria in RAK A perfect sort break destination from Dubai, we visited twice in Winter 2014 and here’s what makes this hotel so unique. The Location of Waldorf Astoria RAK This branch of the Waldorf Astoria is located in Ras Al Khaimah, an Emirate about an hour’s drive away from Dubai. Getting ..Continue Reading