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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
A Cool Classic
By Emma Procter
The Shangri-La Dubai, situated on Sheikh Zayed Road, has become a classic bolthole for both business and leisure travellers. Just a few minutes from Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) and the bright lights of Downtown, it is conveniently...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
The Story Of Shangri-la
The Shangri-La story began in 1971 in another great city which has become world-famous for its hospitality – Singapore. The term “Shangri-La” originated in the James Hilton's novel Lost Horizon and refers to a remote, beautiful land where l...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
Fantasy Land
By Sana Panjwani
Go big or go home is an idiom that Dubai lives solemnly by, as is evidenced by the 139 world records it holds including the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest mall – and now the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of A...
Posted on Monday, January 1, 2018
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