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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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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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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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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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Expat Life | What is it really like?

The dictionary defines an expatriate as “someone who lives outside of his/her native country” – which is the most basic definition possible. But once you get past that definition and really start to look into what an expat’s life is really like, you start to understand that there is so much more to it. My […]

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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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Discover Serbia | Novi Sad

Novi Sad, Serbia’s second largest city, is located 1 hour north of Belgrade in the fertile region of Vojvodina. The city was the epitome of culture and finesse, earning it the name “Serbian Athens”, where every Serbian poet, writer, artist, painter and journalist once lived or worked. Novi Sad flourished in the 18th century under […]

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My Bucket List | 50 before 50

Travelling leaves you speechless, then turns you into a story teller – Ibn Battuta This is one of my all time favourite quotes, which I only truly understood the real meaning of, a few years ago. Travel has always been in my blood, and from an early age, my parents dedicated every summer holiday to […]

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Discover Qatar | Doha

My first encouter of Doha was in 2010 when I boarded a transit flight on Qatar Airways from Istanbul to Abu Dhabi where I was about to start a new chapter in my life. Almost 7 years later, I found myself at the same airport, only with a different sparkle in my eyes. While my […]

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Discover Macedonia | Skopje

Good morning readers! I hope you are cooling off the summer sun by indulging in a scrumptious ice cream, sipping refreshing cocktails, or lazing by a body of water. Today I am very happy to share with you a postcard about my incredible recent trip to Skopje, the capital of Macedonia, which has been on […]

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Serbia| Mount Avala

Good morning fellow readers! I am back in Serbia for the summer and have been spending my time with family, friends and of course, exploring beautiful places. One of my oldest friends visited us for a week and we couldn’t resist taking him to enjoy the beautiful nature of Serbia. I am pleased to share […]

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istanbul part 3: spontaneity is the essence of life

What happens when two women don’t pay attention in traffic? Well, usually chaos – however our mini chaos turned out to be an extremely enriching and exciting adventure. As usual, we started our day with a scrumptious Turkish breakfast and planned to spend the larger part of our day exploring Topkapi Palace; which according to […]

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istanbul part 2: sultanahmet district

Our second day started with the most beautiful sunshine, warmth and Turkish breakfast (which became our ritual for the next few days). We planned to visit the historical sights of Sultanahmet District which is a few tram stops away from our hotel. The tram system in Istanbul is highly commendable and extremely easy to use. It is […]

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United Arab Emirates | an eternal love

Today marks exactly 5 years since I first arrived in the land of glitter and gold, the United Arab Emirates, and so I am very pleased to share with you my own personal kaleidoscope of memories from this beautiful country. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit yet, the UAE is […]

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Discover Serbia | Zemun

Happy Monday my dear fellow readers! If you live in the northern hemisphere like me, you have probably switched back your clocks one hour and acknowledge that winter is officially coming soon! Nevertheless, snuggle up and enjoy today’s postcard from Zemun, one of the most historical and beautiful neighborhoods in Belgrade. A short but rich history lesson first: Zemun’s […]

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Discover Serbia | Skadarlija

Happy Sunday dear readers! As I am enjoying the sunshine on a crisp autumn afternoon, I hope you will enjoy today’s postcard from Skadarlija – Belgrade’s charming Bohemian quarter. A charming cobblestone street filled with old fashioned restaurants which have been in the same place for over 150 years, Skadarlija, is the Montmartre of Belgrade – and […]

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Discover Germany | Wiesbaden

My parents and I took a recent trip down memory lane to the charming city of Wiesbaden, located in Hessen, Germany.  For many years, Wiesbaden was the centre point for us while travelling home for the summer holidays, however we never spent too much time in tourism, as we did in shopping.  This trip however, was quite […]

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