What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

What Happened in Ramadan 2014 Around the World in Pictures

This has probably been one of the most event-packed Ramadan months ever, coinciding with the controversial World Cup in Brazil (where they lost 7-1 to Germany), mass attacks on Gaza and mass protests against Israel around the world, ongoing unrest in Syria, three plane crashes in Ukraine, Taiwan and Mali, thunderstorms in Makkah at the […]

7 Reasons Summers in the UAE Are Actually Pretty Awesome

7 Reasons Summers in the UAE Are Actually Pretty Awesome

Unlike many other countries that have a tourism boom in the summers, the UAE, thanks to the crazy heat wave, goes through a relatively dull period during the summer – not only because tourists are far and few, but also because most of the population tends to fly off on holiday. So if you’ve got […]

10 Things You Can Only Do in the Middle East

10 Things You Can Only Do in the Middle East

In the past few years, living in the Middle East has been somewhat difficult and depressing and we sometimes forget how beautiful our region is. We forget that we are lucky to be able to have access to so many special and mind-blowing places. We forget that our culture is  rich and unique. We direct the anger […]

Abu Dhabi Eats

Abu Dhabi Eats

When I used to live in Abu Dhabi, I thought that genuinely good food was nowhere to be found. It wasn’t until I started looking at this beautiful city with the eye of a tourist that I’ve found some of the best bites I’ve ever eaten. Some of these are Abu Dhabi exclusive and some are […]

5 Must-Try Ramadan Tents in Dubai

5 Must-Try Ramadan Tents in Dubai

One of the best things about spending Ramadan in the Middle East is the different Ramadan tents, or “kheimas” in Arabic. People tend to go there at night to relax and socialize with friends and family over shisha, games, entertainment and food. Of course, Dubai is known for it’s extravagance, so with two weeks left […]

What You Need to Know about the Mall of the World

What You Need to Know about the Mall of the World

I wrote an article recently about how Dubai malls always seem to do it bigger and better, ultimately creating the ideal shopping environment. Well, they are at it again with the recent announcement of the Mall of the World! Yes, WORLD! Now what does that mean? What can we expect? Here is a quick list […]

9 Reasons Why Dubai Malls Conquer All!

9 Reasons Why Dubai Malls Conquer All!

The Mall, one of those things that has a united cult following. Every big city has them and somehow we find them no matter what difficulties meet our path, language barriers (bisshhh please!), dress restrictions (sure, I’ll wear a burka) – whatever it is, really, we are down as long as it means we can […]

Q&A: Sunrise Nation Dubai’s Rasha Gebran

Q&A: Sunrise Nation Dubai’s Rasha Gebran

A brilliant new series of healthy daytime parties has hit town, tailored just for early birds. Held at venues like thejamjar and A4 Space, Sunrise Nation‘s morning celebrations are free, non-alcoholic and feature a variety of activities to stimulate the body and soul. Think community, fun and well-being. After hearing about such a unique and […]

Inspiring Women: Mochi’s Ayah Tabari

Inspiring Women: Mochi’s Ayah Tabari

A Palestinian born in Riyadh, raised in Amman, educated in London and now based in Dubai, Ayah Tabari has naturally been influenced by travel. With her brand Mochi – a South Asian term that refers to chain-stitched embroidery – she brings the influences of other lands and cultures to life in her gorgeous, vibrant designs. […]

Food Review: Clinton St. Bakery in Dubai

Food Review: Clinton St. Bakery in Dubai

While in New York City last month, my husband and I headed to what we had read was one of the city’s best brunches: Clinton St. Bakery. Owned by husband and wife Neil Kleinberg and DeDe Lahman, Clinton St. Bakery’s pancakes have been voted by New York Magazine and Time Magazine as New York’s best […]

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