What you should know about swimming with dolphins

What you should know about swimming with dolphins

While on holiday in Egypt in 2013, when I heard that you could swim with dolphins in Sharm el Sheikh I leapt at the chance. This was a long-held dream of mine and I was over the moon. It was a spur of the moment decision that I now regret. I’ve since researched...
Top 10 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Top 10 things to do in Abu Dhabi

Exquisite mosques and palaces, traditional Emirati cuisine, stunning innovations in technology, art and design, there are plenty of fabulous things to do in Abu Dhabi.

My Favourite Things to Eat in Dubai

My Favourite Things to Eat in Dubai

With around 200 nationalities living in Dubai it’s no surprise that the choice of things to eat here is diverse.

This exciting city, as I found out earlier in the year at the Emirate’s annual food festival, is fast becoming a popular gastronomic destination. There’s a plethora of first-rate restaurants, serving a huge range of cuisines and catering for every budget too; not every meal will leave you in your credit card’s bad books (although some most definitely will).

Having met with a number of chefs, talked to locals and visited a wide range of venues, here’s my guide to all my edible favourites in this exciting city.

Video: Dune Bashing Desert Safari, Dubai

Video: Dune Bashing Desert Safari, Dubai

As we reach the crest my tummy turns somersaults uncertain of what terrifyingly steep drop will be on the other side. Giggles and yelps follow as we slide down and down, skidding sideways as we go. And then we are heading up again at a crazy angle. Just as I’m...
Falling for the skyscrapers of Dubai

Falling for the skyscrapers of Dubai

Stepping out onto the viewing terrace I look up at the tower which still seems to carry on forever, up and up into the sky. There’s another 37 floors above us. Looking down the 125 floors to the ground below, the neighbouring skyscrapers take on a diminutive appearance as the city stretches out before me. The views are staggering…

Middle Eastern delights on a Food Tour in Dubai

Middle Eastern delights on a Food Tour in Dubai

The salty smell of fish fills my nostrils and the hubbub from the traders and buyers invade my ears. Outside the latest catch is being auctioned. It’s so fresh that the fish are still wriggling. Your senses come alive at Dubai’s...
Instagramming Dubai

Instagramming Dubai

I love following my fellow travel bloggers on Instagram, just as much as I enjoy sharing highlights from my travels there. From tasty camel burgers and kebabs to the most delectable pastries and miniature cakes, I’ve had plenty to gram over the last few...
Airports, the good, the bad and the beautiful

Airports, the good, the bad and the beautiful

The other day I came across a photograph of a stunning Art Deco airport and, although it is no longer in use as an airport terminal, it is now home to a lovely museum, the 1940 Air Terminal Museum, Houston. Wanting to know more I started looking around the internet...
A mini guide to regional cuisine in Turkey

A mini guide to regional cuisine in Turkey

Turkey and in particular, Istanbul, is high on my wish list and of course, as with any new country, when I go I’ll be looking forward to discovering its cuisine. In this guest post, Tim Wright, tells us about the glorious variety of Turkey’s regional...
Dining on a budget in Dubai

Dining on a budget in Dubai

Dubai is a destination that has always fascinated me with its excessive extravagance and glamour. Visiting Dubai doesn’t have to break the bank as shown in this guest post by traveller, Liza Wilson, who shares some great tips about where to find delicious and...
Snorkelling in the Red Sea – Tarin Island

Snorkelling in the Red Sea – Tarin Island

Snorkelling in the Red Sea is a treat not to be missed and was without doubt my favourite part of my recent trip to Egypt.   Although I had been snorkelling before, it was a long, long time ago. That was also in the Red Sea, but in Israel rather than Egypt. I can...
Sustainable tourism in the Middle East

Sustainable tourism in the Middle East

As discussed in my previous post the current political events in the Middle East have adversely affected the tourism industry throughout the region. I recently visited Destinations Holiday and Travel Show in London and spoke to award-winning travel journalist, Matthew...
Egypt… is it safe to travel there?

Egypt… is it safe to travel there?

The political crisis in the Middle East over the last few years has severely impacted on the tourism industry throughout the region but does this mean that tourists should stay away? Following my visit to Egypt last November I’ve spoken to a number of people...
Dining with Bedouins in the Sinai Desert

Dining with Bedouins in the Sinai Desert

Having ridden camels through the desert plains, climbed up the side of a mountain to get a better view of the dramatic scenery surrounding us and then watched one of the most magical sunsets I’ve ever seen, we gathered round a fire in the middle of a traditional...
A camel ride into the Sinai Desert

A camel ride into the Sinai Desert

Before we left for Egypt last month Neill had stated, quite categorically, that he would not be riding a camel any time soon. When we arrived however,  to my surprise, he happily agreed to a camel ride into the Sinai Desert. Even with the camels sitting down,...
Girls’ Rights amongst the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert

Girls’ Rights amongst the Bedouins of the Sinai Desert

A Girl’s Right to an Education and a Childhood I photographed this girl last month in the Sinai Desert, Egypt. It was just before I climbed onto the back of a camel to ride through the desert to a Bedouin camp. Now I am home, I wonder how old she is and what is...
All-inclusive Sharm El Sheikh (alright or all wrong?)

All-inclusive Sharm El Sheikh (alright or all wrong?)

When I heard that my prize for winning a writing competition earlier in the year was a holiday in Egypt I was over the moon. The prize was a one week holiday for 2 in a 5-star hotel, on a self-catering basis, with flights and transfers thrown in (yippee!). Eventually,...

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