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Shark Diving In Gansbaai, South Africa

Shark Diving In Gansbaai, South Africa

This summer I had the pleasure of experiencing Shark cage diving! It’s one of those adventure activities that elicits strong reactions from people. Mention shark cage diving and the response is one of awe and excitement, utter fear, or mild to strong disapproval – as […]

I’m loco for Zoco; mi gusto el Bruncho

I’m loco for Zoco; mi gusto el Bruncho

What’s Spanish for “sorry I can’t hear you?” or “could you turn the music down please?” These are phrases that you might want to learn prior to jumping on the latest, loudest brunch-time bandito wagon that Dubai has to offer. If you like fiesta with […]

Said Mahrouf: SS 17 – Fashion Forward

Said Mahrouf: SS 17 – Fashion Forward

A simple, asymmetric collection from Said Mahrouf revealed the designer’s ability to focus on high-quality fabrics and tailoring for a solid collection. Playing with block colors and stripes, Said’s pieces were understated yet feminine. With both evening dresses and daywear, the collection allowed for playful […]

8 reasons to fly British Airways 787-9 to London from UAE

8 reasons to fly British Airways 787-9 to London from UAE

British Airways celebrates the first anniversary of the Dreamliner launch with special fares from Abu Dhabi to London – Eight reasons for travellers from the UAE to fly British Airways’ Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner to London British Airways have announced a special fares campaign to mark […]

All You Need to Know For Driving in a Foreign Country

All You Need to Know For Driving in a Foreign Country

Dubai is renowned for its remarkable grandeur and exquisite elegance. Currently, it is one of the most prominent business centers of the world. This seems from its on-going progress and un-rivaled prosperity.  The city has rich travel and tourism industries and undoubtedly by far reckoned […]

Nahaam Brunch At Jumeirah Etihad Towers

Nahaam Brunch At Jumeirah Etihad Towers

One of the many benefits of living the Expat life is enjoying brunch on a Friday afternoon. Invited by the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi to celebrate the Visit America Month in association with Motiongate this seemed like a perfect opportunity to make a day […]

Asha’s Wafi Presents “India’s Pride”

Asha’s Wafi Presents “India’s Pride”

Following the resounding success of its recent ‘Live like a Maharaja’ menu, dishes inspired by the royal kitchens of India, Asha’s at Wafi present a selection of 10 new unique and creative Biryani and Kebab dishes showcasing recipes perfected by Asha in her personal kitchen […]

Banana Republic Global Ambassador: Olivia Palermo

Banana Republic Global Ambassador: Olivia Palermo

 Banana Republic is excited to announce that international style icon Olivia Palermo is the brand’s first women’s global style ambassador. Through the partnership, Palermo will be integrated throughout Banana Republic’s global marketing, starting in Fall 2016 and will extend through 2017. Palermo brings a fresh […]

When Brunch Becomes Art

When Brunch Becomes Art

How many ex-pats have had to say sorry following one of their long Dubai brunches? I’d predict that figure surpassing thousands or more. This Western ex-pat diner needs to apologise from the outset of this review for upsetting nearly every creed and colour. Entitled somewhat […]

Pretty In Pink: Sketch London

Pretty In Pink: Sketch London

You don’t always start a blog post with a lead image of a bathroom.  But at Sketch, you can kind of get away with it. There are several parts to the restaurant – the Gallery is probably what most people think of when they thing […]

Heavenly Junk In A Hell Of A Location

Heavenly Junk In A Hell Of A Location

I first saw a post about “God’s Own Junkyard” on Buzzfeed and thought “this can’t be real!”. It’s a warehouse / garage / workshop that specialises in crafting made-to-order neon signs – and they’ve had clients from Hollywood all the way to Saudi Arabia. Fair […]