Tag: Dubai

Sightseeing while fine dining - JA Bateaux Dubai Dinner Cruise Review

One of my most memorable experiences from my first visit to Dubai, back in 2006, was a dinner cruise.  When I returned to Dubai recently, with my family, I wanted my children to experience a Dubai dinner cruise too. Dinner cruises are a popular means of entertainment for locals and tourists in Dubai, and with […]

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On top of the world at the Burj Khalifa

Often described as a ‘Vertical City’ and ‘A Living Wonder’, the Burj Khalifa has held the title of the tallest building in the world since 2010. Rising gracefully from the desert, it is 828 metres high, more than twice the height of the Empire State Building. We visited At The Top Burj Khalifa . At […]

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Review: The Hilton Dubai Al-Habtoor City

When it comes to family-friendly destinations, Dubai is one of the best cities in the world for a vacation. There are tons of things to do with kids there, and its ideal location on the globe makes it an easy, direct flight from most places. Al-Habtoor City is a huge development in this oasis, just […]

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Arabian hospitality at the Habtoor Grand Resort Dubai

Sun, sea, sand and shopping … these are some of Dubai’s biggest attractions, and there is no shortage of any of them in the popular Jumeirah Beach area. This is where some of the city’s best hotels are situated, including the award-winning Habtoor Grand Resort. The resort overlooks the white sandy beach and the Arabian […]

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36 Cool Things to do in Dubai

“Sometimes referred to as the 'largest construction site in the world' , Dubai's leaders' unflinching ambition is paving the desert, colonising the ocean and reaching for the sky.” The Economic Times. There is so much to do in Dubai . New attractions are created every year and records are broken all the time. Anything seems […]

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10 Best things to do in Dubai with kids

Dubai is one of the most visited cities on earth, famous for its man-made islands, huge skyscrapers and shopping malls. According to the latest Euromonitor rankings, more tourists now go to Dubai than Paris, New York or Tokyo. There are so many things to do in Dubai . It is a constantly expanding destination.  New […]

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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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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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My South America Itinerary

  21 days 2 continents 5 countries 9 cities 6 flights 10 hotels 3000 photos and videos A ton of articles to write Priceless experiences and memories – infinite! In 2012 it was possible to fly to Rio De Janeiro and stay for 7 nights for under R10 000 pp.  Now, flights alone will cost […]

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