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 … Continue reading Discover Al Ain | The Oasis City
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 … Continue reading A Mini Guide to visiting Hatta
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 … Continue reading Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
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 … Continue reading Expat Life | What is it really like?