We have just returned from our first camping trip of 2018 and it was wonderful! We went to a new site this time located only 50mins outside the city and I can't wait to return. The deeper into the Emirates you go the sand changes colour. If you drive towards Saudi Arabia the sand gets … Continue reading First camping trip of 2018
Part 1 When D suggested we leave the desert in the summer to go back home to Ireland I couldn't wait. The weather in Abu Dhabi in June was tolerable, in July and August its pretty unbearable and you spend little or no time outdoors. So an escape to the cooler climes of Ireland seemed … Continue reading Eight weeks in Ireland☘️
A few months ago D and I stopped into this property on our way out to the Liwa desert on a camping trip. We figured it wouldn't hurt to have a little bit of luxury before spending the weekend in a tent! I had read reviews about Qasr Al Sarab and spoke to friends that … Continue reading One night in Qasr Al Sarab
Where on earth is Zaya Nurai Island I hear you say. No, its not in the Seychelles or the Maldives but it is in fact 20 mins off the coast of Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi! While it very much feels like a luxurious Maldivian resort, the property is located on a private island in … Continue reading One night in Zaya Nurai Island
Day 1 Beirut is a destination that's been on my list for a while now. I read an article in a travel magazine years ago and it sounded like an interesting destination so it was well and truly on the list of countries to visit whilst living in the Middle East. We left Abu Dhabi … Continue reading Three days in Lebanon
On the way back from a golfing trip to Al Zorah in Ajman, we decided to stop into Dubai for some lunch. I had been wanting to try out Black Tap for a while but we hadn't been to Dubai for a few months so hadn't had the chance yet. This was the perfect opportunity as we … Continue reading Friends Avenue Cafe, JLT Dubai
I have been on a self imposed brunch ban since mid February and what better way to break the ban than a visit to the Four Seasons. I had heard great reviews about their 'Crust' brunch and I was excited for May 5th to roll around and try it out for myself. We arrived for … Continue reading Crust Brunch, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi
We were recently invited on a desert camping trip by a friend who was going with a group of seasoned campers. As this is something we have been excited about doing since moving to the UAE, we jumped at the chance. We left Abu Dhabi at 12 noon and got to the meet up … Continue reading Camping trip in the Desert!
Ohhh Zanzibar where do I start...Ok so we flew with Etihad direct from Abu Dhabi to Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania and because I'm a pathetic flyer and hate small propeller planes we travelled from Dar to Zanzibar by ferry. On arrival into Dar you have to pay $50USD for your entry visa. This is … Continue reading 7 Days in Zanzibar
There are so many amazing restaurants in Abu Dhabi but sometimes you just want something without fuss or a dress code but that still hits the spot. Approaching our 6 month anniversary in Abu Dhabi I thought I would do a quick list of my favourite casual eateries! It will be interesting to look back … Continue reading Top 5 Casual Eats in Abu Dhabi…so far!