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Ramadan in Abu Dhabi

Ramadan marks the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and is observed around the world through fasting, which is one of the five pillars of Islam. Having lived in Nigeria, I was always accustomed to the sound of prayer time across the mosques, however it wasn’t until I moved to the UAE that I truly […]

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In pictures | An island getaway

Last weekend, the “explorer” side of me, was itching to go on an adventure. With the temperature rising daily in the UAE (hello summer), I felt the best option was something aqua related, and so I booked the Island Beach Getaway trip through Captain Tony’s. I will let the pictures speak for themselves, however here […]

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Culture & History in Abu Dhabi

Did you know that Abu Dhabi is filled with cultural spots? The late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founder of the UAE knew the importance in which history and our past plays in our future, and very beautifully said: “He who does not know his past cannot make the best of his present and […]

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Mother of the Nation Festival 2018 | Bigger, Better & More Colourful!

Last weekend, the Mother of the Nation festival officially kicked off in Abu Dhabi! This is my absolute favourite event, filled with interactive activities, nom-ilicious dining, and superb live entertainment! I was so excited when the first festival launched a few years ago (click here to refresh your memory), however this year is bigger, better, […]

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We The Living | A new perspective on Indian dance

Happy weekend peeps! I realise it has been quite a while since my last post, the passed few weeks have been tough! HOWEVER, the highlight was definitely watching the most spectacular performance at the Abu Dhabi Festival 2018. I was invited to attend “We The Living: Innovative Indian Dance by Tanusree Shankar Dance Company”, and […]

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Abu Dhabi Festival 2018

It’s that time of year again, when ADMAF (Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation) fills the capital with wonderful works of art in the form of opera, dance, ballet, classical music and so much more! Of all the annual Abu Dhabi events, this festival is my absolute favourite, as I really miss the arts & […]

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Picture perfect spots in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi is filled with incredible places, exciting dining destinations, nature and beautiful views. For 7 years I have called this beautiful city my home, and I can’t express how much I love exploring its charms. Pictures speak louder than words, so I’m delighted to share some of my favourite spots in the city for that […]

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Van Gogh Alive | The Experience

Have you guys seen the latest art phenomenon in Abu Dhabi? A few days ago my girlfriends and I spent a few hours immersing in Post-Impressionist masterpieces by Vincent Van Gogh in the form of a 4D experience. Located at the Abu Dhabi National Theatre, this incredible gallery illuminates the life of Vincent Van Gogh […]

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City Walk Dubai

In a city like Dubai, which literally offers an experience for every type of visitor, I find it very easy to get lost in the charms, beyond the glitter and luxury. Although I live only 1 hour away, I always love to visit Dubai with my “tourist” glasses, and explore new destinations and unique things […]

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Roberto’s Abu Dhabi

“Italian food is all about ingredients. And its not fussy and its not fancy” – Wolfgang Puck My love for Italian food, has been a lifelong affair … pasta in all shapes, sizes and textures, in particular. While I do explore with new dishes and creations, Italian food is always my home comfort. Having travelled […]

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La Perle | A Night of Splendour

Theatre arts has always been my biggest passion. From a young age, I was on the stage during talent shows, choirs and musicals, and it was in fact my greatest dream to be on the stage. I have seen a number of incredible Cirque du Soleil shows over the years, however none have left me completely […]

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Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi is located on the beautiful Saadiyat Island, which is the city’s cultural district. 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 […]

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Exploring Abu Dhabi with Cyacle

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” – John F Kennedy. Cycling has always been one of my favourite hobbies, and I can’t agree more with JFK’s quote above. While travelling the world, I love to rent a bike and explore the destination on wheels, with the wind in my hair. When […]

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La Mer Dubai | Eat. Play. Unwind

A few weeks ago, I wrote a feature about my favourite part of Dubai, also known as Old Dubai, which is filled with authentic souks, exotic scents and beautiful textiles. A few weekends later, I found myself exploring a more modern part of Dubai, which has automatically listed itself ALSO, as my favourite place to […]

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Festive Season in Abu Dhabi

By now everyone knows how much I love the festive season, as I am sure you have been bombarded with my posts and countdowns 🙂 But why is this season so special to me?  Growing up in Nigeria as an expat kid, the holiday season was always a very special time as a lot of […]

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National day in the UAE

Yesterday, the UAE celebrated 46 years of unity. How a country so young has managed to achieve much more than many old world countries is attributed not only to the world’s 7th largest oil reserve, but more importantly to the vision of its leaders. 46 years ago, Bedouin UAE was unified by a legendary man, […]

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Taste of Abu Dhabi

One of Abu Dhabi’s most popular annual food festivals, Taste of Abu Dhabi, hit the capital last weekend at Du Arena, Yas Island. Held from Thursday until Saturday, the 3 day event highlighted some of Abu Dhabi’s best restaurants including Flooka, Hickory’s, Leopold’s of London, Sho Cho and top notch names like Bu!, Roberto’s, Toro […]

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Toro Toro Abu Dhabi

There’s a new kid on our Abu Dhabi block, and I am absolutely in love with it! Toro Toro Abu Dhabi has officially opened a few weeks ago, and following a mega successful opening party where almost every resident in Abu Dhabi attended, I decided to check it out on a Friday night. Toro Toro […]

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Eat Greek Kouzina

Last weekend I enjoyed a leisurely lunch with friends at the recently opened Eat Greek Kouzina at the Galleria Mall. I love Greek food so I was very excited to try it out, not to mention I had already seen too many mouthwatering images on Instagram! *** THE RESTAURANT The restaurant is located on the […]

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Pink October in Abu Dhabi

My Pink Diary is proud to support Breast Cancer Awareness month and all the strong women who have faced this terrible monster! I love how much the community gets involved in Abu Dhabi, putting on awareness events such as bake sales, free screenings and fundraising throughout the month of October. When I first moved to […]

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