Category: Asia

9 Things to do in Abu Dhabi

On our final morning in Abu Dhabi, we set off on a city tour with Arabian Adventures. Unfortunately for us, it was a very foggy morning, typical of winter in the Emirate. However, the fog lifted gradually during the day and by midday, most of it had cleared up. The fog may have spoilt our […]

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How to apply for a UAE Visa online 

This is a guide on how to apply for a UAE Visa online if you are flying with Emirates Click here if you would like to apply for a South African passport online. Visa applications are such a schlep. I’d be delighted if visas were abolished forever. It would make travel so much easier and […]

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Things to do in Al Ain

The Garden City of Al Ain may not be as popular with international tourists as the glamorous, glitzy cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, but it is definitely worth a visit. Al Ain is the fourth largest city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and one of its oldest cities. It was once an important […]

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Six Unique Family-Friendly Bangkok Attractions

“Bangkok, though, is a rejuvenating tonic; the people seem to have found the magic elixir. Life, a visitor feels, has not been wasted on the Thais.” Bernard Kalb ⁣⁣ Bangkok, also known as the City of Angels, is the bustling, vibrant capital of Thailand. It is known for its golden spires, colorful tuk-tuks, and delicious street […]

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Atlantis The Palm - Aquaventure & Bread Street Kitchen

We were on the upper level of Neptune Tower, a Mayan-temple styled tower housing a multitude of thrilling rides. Hearts thumping, we sat in double tubes and plunged down the long, winding water slide. Before we knew it, we were surrounded by sharks, stingrays and other marine life. Fortunately, they were enclosed within the transparent […]

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A magical evening in the Abu Dhabi desert

When in the United Arab Emirates, a desert safari is something that must be experienced. We did it when we visited Dubai for the first time in 2006 and it was a blast. On this trip, we wanted our children to experience it too. As we were based mainly in Abu Dhabi, we decided to […]

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Lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri

One of the best breakfasts I've ever had on my travels was at the Shangri La Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That is why, when the opportunity arose to have lunch at the Shangri La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi during my visit to the UAE, I didn't hesitate to take it. This […]

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Riding the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World

A few years ago, an acquaintance and I were talking about our travels. She had been telling me about her visit to Ferrari World. I mentioned that I hadn’t been there. Knowing that I had travelled a fair amount, she exclaimed, rather shocked, “You haven’t been to Ferrari World?”. Since then, it had been on […]

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The Royal Rose Hotel – French Splendour in Abu Dhabi

I love staying in hotels but there are times when one gets bored of the same vanilla styling. That’s where the five-star Royal Rose Hotel comes in. Boasting 19 floors and 355 rooms, this opulent hotel is designed in European Baroque style. The meticulously sculpted regal outer façade is coupled with lavish interiors that will […]

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How to see Dubai in one day

There was a time when Dubai was viewed as a mere springboard to other destinations, but not anymore. The city has blossomed like an oasis in the desert in the last few decades. High-rise buildings compete with each other in height, shape and beauty. New attractions are created every year. Anything seems possible in Dubai. […]

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V Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City - an ultra-cool hotel in Dubai

Although we only stayed at the V Hotel Dubai Al Habtoor City for one night, it certainly made a lasting impression on us. From the moment we first entered the hotel, we could feel the pulsating energy there. The first words that came to mind were fun, energetic and refreshing. Previously, the W Dubai by Marriott, […]

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Six unique things to do in Abu Dhabi

Read my latest article on "A Luxury Travel Blog" Six unique things to do in Abu Dhabi  

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