We had a long weekend last week for the Islamic holiday, Isra wal miraj and we chose to spend it in more laid back Abu Dhabi. What is a visit to Abu Dhabi without checking out the grand mosque? We've visited so many times, taking friends and family visiting us in the UAE. I wrote … Continue reading Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi
I must admit, even with exciting things going on and being built in the UAE's capital city of Abu Dhabi, the at least 2 hours drive gets to me. There's a public transport (bus) but not really an option for many people and as of this writing, there is no railway system that connects Dubai … Continue reading World’s first Hyperloop coming soon to the UAE!
We spent a wonderful weekend at Traders Qaryat Al Beri in Abu Dhabi and couldn't be happier.We've never been to the Qaryat Al Beri area before but within minutes of arriving, we're already pretty sure we would like to be back soon. Just a little over an hour drive from The Dubai Mall on Sheikh Zayed Road, … Continue reading Where we stayed: Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri
We had an impromptu trip invite to Abu Dhabi last week to attend the press conference of the "Kids Rule on Yas Island" at Ferrari World. My husband had been out of town so me driving all the way to Abu Dhabi was out of the question. (I never drive past Maktoum bridge - shameful, … Continue reading Where we stayed: Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi
After living in Dubai for more than 8 years, we feel we'd like to explore the other Emirates more and spend some time there on some weekends. We previously explored Fujairah again and had a day trip to Ras Al Khaimah lately. We have found family friendly hotels during our stay. School's out and it's … Continue reading Where we stayed: Park Rotana Abu Dhabi
Have you heard of the Volvo Ocean Race? I know I've heard of it before but never took notice - I am not into sailing, although very much love the water (beach, ocean, seas, whatever as long as it is not rough..). The UAE, having coastal cities is hosting one of the stops for this … Continue reading Team SCA in the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi
We finally got around to visiting Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi last weekend! We love water parks but this latest one in the UAE is far from us. It's in another emirate and about two hours drive from where we live. With 43 rides and experiences, it's hard to get round them all. Others will … Continue reading A day at Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi
It's summer time in the UAE. While it's also known as "exodus time" among stay-at-home moms and kids, some stay behind and schedule staycations within the country. Hotel rates and promotions are best during this time so we checked out hotels within driving distance from Dubai. First up: Abu Dhabi My family and I stayed … Continue reading Where we stayed: St. Regis Abu Dhabi
We toured Dubai for a day, now it's time to head to the next Emirate of Abu Dhabi! Our first stop was Yas Marina Circuit and it was eerily quiet. We asked if we could get inside and the security at the gates said yes. We can see the sprawling wide Ferrari World roof at … Continue reading Playing tourists in Abu Dhabi
It's been a long while since I last saw and got near a camel so my brother brought me this photo. I've always been fascinated by camels. These are creatures I only saw in my story books as a child so when we first came to Dubai in 2007, I took a lot of camel … Continue reading Camels in the wild!