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A DAY IN JEBEL HAFEET

Located about 90 minute-drive from either the Emirate of Dubai, or the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, Jebel Hafeet -the second highest peak in UAE is one of the favourite tourist destinations in the inland city of Al Ain (within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi). The mountain straddles the borders of neighbouring Oman, hence each observation deck…

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A WEEKEND AFTERNOON AT SOUK MADINAT JUMEIRAH, DUBAI

Traditional Arabian souk, countless wind towers, lantern lit wooden ceiling, enticing waterways, restaurants, bars and coffee shops. These are the impressive images left on my memory on my first visit to Souk Madinat Jumeirah one weekend in April 2014. I never had idea of where to go and what to visit before and after I…

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DESERT SAFARI : DEFINITELY DUBAI!

A visit to Dubai is never complete without experiencing desert adventures. Dune bashing, sand skiing, dune buggy, barbecue dinners, camel rides, and for the more financially equipped, hot air ballooning during sunrise. These activities may be so touristy but heck, they’re almost synonymous with this future-forward city. Desert Safari’s one of the must-do when you’re…

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BASTAKIYA, AL FAHIDI | MY FAVORITE PLACE IN DUBAI TO DATE

In my first few weeks in Dubai, I was fortunate to discover what I reckon as my favorite place to date.  A totally different space from the sight of stunning skyscrapers along the Sheikh Zayed Road.  An incredibly pleasant respite from the busy, cosmopolitan and future-forward city. A very quaint heritage site that made me…

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AL RAS, DUBAI | SPICE, HERB & GOLD SOUKS, & HERITAGE HOUSE

Going to public markets is one of the best ways to know and learn about a place. It’s always an engaging experience to look and stroll around, see what shopkeepers offer in their stalls that more often than not, reflects their culture, lifestyle, history apart from daily necessities. The experience usually gets better when travelers…

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DUBAI MIRACLE GARDEN

Twenty-eight degrees. 9th of March 2014. Sunny Sunday. While most people in UAE began their new work week (Yes, work days here starts Sunday-Thursday and UAE weekends are celebrated every Fridays & Saturdays), I made an effort to be in the middle of the desert where they grow and maintain millions of flowers in vibrant…

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