Discover Al Ain | The Oasis City

Enveloped in lush greenery, natural springs, fresh air, and historic sites, Al Ain is located just 1.5 hours away from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The “Oasis” City is the birthplace of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE and was once an important stop along the caravan route between Oman and […]

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48 hours in Muscat

When I think of Oman, flashing images of beautiful wadis, perfectly textured mountains, and a haven for hikers and nature seekers come to my mind. Muscat, the capital city, always seemed to have been slightly left behind in those glossy travel brochures, and so with a free  weekend in March, my friend and I decided […]

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Why Qasr Al Hosn Should Be On Your Abu Dhabi Itinerary

Qasr Al Hosn is Abu Dhabi’s oldest building, constructed in the 1790’s to serve as a watchtower and command post. Although it is located in the heart of the city centre today, back then, it protected the growing settlement and overlooked coastal trade activities. The national monument underwent an 11 year long restoration and was […]

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5 Things You May Not Know About Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is located on the city’s cultural district of Saadiyat Island. With approximately 8,000 sqm of galleries, it is the largest art museum in the Gulf region. Although the project has been a work in progress for 10 years, the museum opened its doors officially on 11th November 2017, and residents couldn’t wait […]

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4 reasons to see La Perle on your next visit to Dubai

Created by Franco Dragone, the world’s most revered performance artistic directors specially for Dubai, La Perle is the region’s first permanent show, located at Al Habtoor City. Unveiled to the public in September 2017, La Perle took the world by a storm. Here are 4 reasons why you simply must see the show on your […]

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Get lost in Dubai’s Al Seef Waterfront

Dubai is the city of the future, constantly evolving and offering incredible places for visitors to spend time on every type of budget and interest. I recently spent some time exploring the newly opened Marsa Al Seef, located in Deira. Strolls by the creek The waterfront promenade is designed to replicate an old seaport, and […]

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A Mini Guide to visiting Hatta

Aside from the azure glazed Arabian Sea and sparkly desert, the UAE’s natural landscape is filled with mountains, wadis, mangroves, dams, sabkas and oases. Set against the backdrop of the Hajjar “rocky” mountains and crystal blue coloured bodies of water, Hatta is an enclave located around 2.5 hours from Abu Dhabi, and is an escape for […]

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5 Things to Do in Ras Al Khaimah

Ras Al Khaimah is a haven for leisure lovers searching for sun, sand, sea, and adventure. Sitting on the northern most part of the United Arab Emirates, the beautiful emirate is rich with history and culture. During the Christmas holidays, my mum and I spent 3 days learning about the important and vibrant history of […]

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Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

With my parents in town over the holidays, and having checked off most of our “to do list”, I decided to take them to the annual Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival. Held every year in Al Wathba, just 40 minutes drive from Abu Dhabi city centre, the festival features Emirati traditions and heritage, while also showcasing […]

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10 great ways to enjoy the Abu Dhabi winter

Abu Dhabi is enjoying it’s best weather at the moment, and for those of us living here – we truly know how to appreciate the short cool months we have, before the heatwave hits. It’s the best time to spend time outside, so here is a list of my favourite places and activities to enjoy […]

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Girly cafes in Abu Dhabi

Good morning lovelies! It is no secret that I’m a girly girl. I love to dress up, I love elegance, I love princess stories, and obviously, I love everything pink. I also love spending time with my besties in beautiful places, so here is a list of my favourite girly cafés you can enjoy with […]

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REFLECTIONS | 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR AROUND THE WORLD! What a whirlwind 2018 has been, and just like the blink of an eye, the year is over. My start to 2019 was very peaceful after spending a quiet New Year’s Eve with my parents at home, enjoying delicious fresh seafood and watching the fireworks. How was yours? 2018 […]

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Ms. December| Meet Courtney Brandt

Happy December everyone! Can you believe we are 15 days away from Christmas and 22 from 2019? I honestly don’t know how the year flew by!  I have elected to end the year of empowering women (and men), with my friend Courtney Brandt who is one of my favourite Power Women! I met Courtney a […]

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Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort | Jebel Dhanna

Nestled between the desert and the coastline of the Arabian Gulf in the UAE’s Al Dhafra region, lies a hidden sanctuary called Danat Jebel Dhanna Resort. The Al Dhafra region also known as the Western region is popular for adventure and culture seekers. It is home to the world’s largest uninterrupted desert mass, Rub Al Khali […]

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Ms. November | Meet Gemma Sisia

Good afternoon lovelies! Hope everyone around the world is enjoying the weekend, especially over here in the UAE where we have been treated to an extra day off! This month has been particularly busy at work which resulted in this post being published so late. Nevertheless, I am absolutely thrilled to share this month’s power […]

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Ms. October | Meet Elizabeth Totton

Hello October! I am officially on the countdown to Christmas, is that weird? This month, I am absolutely delighted to share with you all our Ms. October, Liz Totton – a lady whom I call my friend for several years. We met initially when she was a writer for Time Out Abu Dhabi and maintained […]

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8 Beautiful Things to do in St. Petersburg

Every year, my family and I take a trip during summer to a new destination. This year’s quest for new discoveries and memories took us to St. Petersburg – a city, synonymous with ballet, Faberge eggs, matrushka dolls, caviar, and of course being the capital of Imperial Russia. The city was discovered in 1703 by […]

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Ms. September | Meet Jo Brett

It’s very easy to feel lonely in Abu Dhabi – although we are surrounded by over 100 different nationalities roaming the city. Many of us come here for work, alone, clueless about anything that’s really going on and our potential to thrive in this city; and that’s when the homesickness kicks in. Jo Brett has […]

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Ms. August | Meet Kate Midttun

Happy August! Hope everyone has been enjoying their summer, whether exploring new destinations, visiting family and friends, or keeping cool (especially in the UAE). This month, I am delighted to introduce our leading lady, who also happens to be my new boss. As you may have read, 2 months ago I took a brave step […]

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Abu Dhabi Summer | Survival tips

Abu Dhabi is known to have year round sunshine making it an ideal place for tourists and residents. However, with that sunshine, also comes a gruesome summer where temperatures rise to 50 degrees Celsius and humidity levels can reach up to 90%. Having lived in this country for 7 years, adapting to these conditions, has […]

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