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The Courtyard Playhouse – Al Quoz

Dubai is just full of hidden gems.  I always knew of The Courtyard Playhouse but I hadn't gone past the playhouse part.  There is a hub of little shops selling good quality quirky soft...

Le Mer beach, Dubai

My first visit to Le Mer beach was a lovely experience.  I visited with a friend and we ate a lovely late breakfast at the Maison De Juliete, then headed towards the beach. The...

Sharjah Light Festival

Sharjah is a city not often visited by tourists, but it has a lot to offer in terms of art, culture and history and well worth a visit.  I...

Day trip to Ajman

Ajman is not really a tourist city but it is going through a period of growth and definitely worth a visit.  Some of the things to do there...

Wadi Shab, Oman

Wadi Shab is a fantastic place to visit.  You will need gook hiking shoes for this as its very rocky.  If going during the months of June to September, ensure you have plenty of...

Morrocan bath time at Alf Leila Wa Leila, Abu Hail

I don't venture into this part of town often as it's quite out of my way.  However, when a colleague recommended this place as an authentic Moroccan bath experience I was keen to try...

Red carpet event of the Dubai Film Festival

I attended Day 2 of the festivals with a couple of friends.  We watched the Orchestra Play, a French Arabic movie about a vilolinist who takes on the task of teaching a group of...

Breakfast at Maison Mathis

Mostly frequented by expats.  Every time I've eaten here the food has been consistently good, so hats off to the chef for that.    However, the service is very poor and the waiters tend...

Take That Dubai concert

My friend and I went to Take That in the Media City Amphitheater and were not disappointed. We spent all night on our favorite band that Jason was missing today. Mark, Howard and Garry...

A vegetarian evening at Kamat restaurant

When I turned up at Kamat with a friend I did not expect this unassuming restaurant to serve up such delicious Indian food.  I was more surprised when I realized the kebabs I was...
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