Dubai & South Africa twin centre holiday – Part 1

Part 1 – my “big” birthday in Dubai I’ve just celebrated a “big” birthday. Obviously had to celebrate it with Kate, Josh and Jess in Dubai. I’ve always wanted to visit South Africa, Kate and…

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Long weekend guide for Muscat, Jabal Akhdar & the Wadis of Oman

We recently managed to tick another destination off the bucket list with a long weekend break to the beautiful Oman. Why you should visit Oman… As a neighbour to Dubai, Oman has always had an…

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Where to stay in Dubai – an area guide

Although relatively compact, Dubai can often be confusing for the first time visitor (and expat alike) with the number of different areas that exist and decisions around where to stay. Obviously factors will differ depending…

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Guide to Dubai on a budget – luxury for less

  Following on from Chris’s guide on how to do luxury for less in Barbados (see the full post here), I thought it was worthwhile doing something similar for Dubai. Dubai, like Barbados, is often…

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Top 3 Dubai staycation deals for Summer 2018

  If you live in Dubai you’ll know that the summer is best avoided. Although ideally you’d leave for these months when temperatures regularly top 40 degree celsius, that’s often wishful thinking and not possible.…

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