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Escaping To Kathmandu, Nepal
By David Dunn
And it seemed like we were making such good progress... Two hours of assorted paths and part-made roads with panoramic scenery our backdrop, the cable car had vanished from view. A brief ‘conversation’ attempted with a passing local, along with...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Restaurant Review: Suvoroff
By Irwin B Fletcher
There is an old Russian saying that, when translated, means: “Appetite comes with the meal” meaning that an activity grows on you once you start practising it. This applies, too, to Russian dining as I found out after I discovered Suvoroff locate...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
Your Guide To Visiting The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
By Sana Panjwani
It was sometime in the 1980s when the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan ('Zayed the Great') began contemplating the idea of building a mosque. A special place that would not only be used as a centre of worship, but also to stand as a symbol of t...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
7 Spots To Thrill The Astro-tourist Within
By Sana Panjwani
To begin stargazing, all one has to do is look up to easily spy a stray star or two from most city spots in the UAE. However, there is far more to see in the night sky than one might think – from eight other planets and an International Space Stat...
Posted on Sunday, July 1, 2018
App-y Travels
By Sana Panjwani
Gone are the days of unfolding comically large maps, carrying compasses and miming your way through a foreign country on your travels. These days, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and all your trip troubles can be squared away with a few sim...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Picture Perfect
By Sana Panjwani
The city of superlatives recently added another achievement to its long-list of world records with the opening of the 'World's Largest Picture Frame' earlier this year – the Dubai Frame. Nestled within Zabeel Park, the Dubai Frame is the culminat...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Fresh From 'down Under'
By Sana Panjwani
When it comes to food trends and fads, the UAE's most populous cities - Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah - are quick to satisfy the demand. Al Ain, on the other hand, is a bit slow on the uptake with not as many eclectic options being available to its local...
Posted on Friday, June 1, 2018
Ramadan Around The World
By Yara Boraie and Sana Panjwani
The second half of May will see the start of Ramadan, the ninth month of the twelvemonth Islamic calendar. This is a time when Muslims worldwide fast from dawn to sunset every day. It is one of the five pillars of Islam and is seen as an act of wo...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Exploring The Urban Outback
By Irwin B Fletcher
If you dream of falling in love with a single city somewhere in the world, Australia's Sydney will be a contender. From her natural beauty and recognisable landmarks to world-class restaurants and cultural activities, this Down Under destination has ...
Posted on Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Flying Green
Climate change, pollution and the destruction of natural habitats are the big three issues when it comes to talking about conservation. And while separating your paper from your plastic is a fne step in doing your part for the environment, there are ...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Through The Looking Glass
In these modern times there is more than one way to experience reality. You can enjoy the thrills and spills of almost any activity, no matter how terrifying or wild, by simply donning on a simple piece of headgear and escaping into virtual reality (...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Feeling Supersonic
By Irwin B Fletcher
Living in the UAE, one becomes accustomed to the superlative edition of life. You have the ‘oldest international chain hotel’ right here in Al Ain, the ‘tallest building in the world’ is in Dubai, and it just happens to sit next to ‘th...
Posted on Sunday, April 1, 2018
Gone With The Girls
Via ferrata, Italy Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72! It specialises in via Ferrata (Italian for “iron way”) trips, which is a mountain route equipped...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018
Ice, Ice, Baby
Not many would expect the experience of potential frostbite to be therapeutic, but then again cryotherapy isn’t your average treatment. A non-surgical cosmetic therapy, it uses extremely cold temperatures to push the body into benefits ranging fr...
Posted on Thursday, March 1, 2018
A Shamrock In The Garden City
The Irish consume on average 131.1 litres of beer per year, making Ireland the second highest per-capita country in consumption after the Czech Republic. So, it is no surprise that many of the UAE’s pubs are mostly inspired by the land of saints an...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
New Zealand: Living Up To The Hype
New Zealand is one of those countries that I never gave much thought about until I arrived here in the UAE. With so many friends and acquaintances from Auckland and Wellington on the North Island it was inevitable that I would fnd myself ca...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
In Full Bloom
A city of steel architecture and an ultra-modern landscape with a desert environment that severely limits gardening options, Dubai can’t really be thought of as green. So it was nothing short of marvellous when Dubai Miracle Garden – aptly named ...
Posted on Thursday, February 1, 2018
Where To Travel In 2018
By Yara Boraie and Sana Panjwani
T here are many fantastic places to visit around the world – some coveted, some underrated, and some just plain tourist traps. But wherever you choose, heading to new destinations helps you escape the mundanity of everyday life. And travel, as ...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
 
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