Middle East

We Love Art Dubai Wine and Paint Night from Very Hungry Explorer

Painting Dali and Drinking Wine

Since I was a kid,  I’ve told myself that I am not very creative and I’m ‘rubbish at arty stuff’.  But over the last year or so, I’ve been strangely attracted to arts and crafts type things. When I saw that local company We Love Art were offering the chance to…

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Sandwich Selection Afternoon Tea Burj Khalifa

Afternoon Tea at the Burj Khalifa

What’s the best way of celebrating getting passed that ‘seven year itch’ ?- taking afternoon tea in the tallest building of the world of course. We arrived at the Burj Khalifa in the blistering summer heat, as soon as you walk through the door the air conditioning takes your breath…

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Slidefest XVI Dubai

An Evening Of Photography at Slidefest XVI

An entire evening dedicated to photographers and their personal projects – count me in! And it seems I’m not the only one who feels like that, as this was the 16th Slidefest that Gulf Photo Plus was hosting. An entirely free event, held in the Dubai Knowledge Village Auditorium,  talk…

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Dubai BoxPark

Taking A Peek Into Dubai’s Box Park

We’ve got a lot to learn about timings in Dubai.  Most shops and pretty much all restaurants are open until midnight.    This is very different to how things were in Belgium and it is going to take some getting used to. We made an effort to head out late…

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Sightseeing in Dubai


Dubai isn’t the first place that comes to mind when you think of sightseeing.  Shopping, yes – diving, yes – sitting around in fancy hotels soaking up the sun, yes – but sightseeing not so much. I’ve met a few travellers who weren’t bowled over by Dubai – pretty much…

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Arabic Breakfast


Whenever I’m asked which meal is my favourite of the day (a question I hate by the way, because it depends on what you’re eating AND I like all the meal times) my answer is breakfast. There is just something about a big breakfast that seems so decadent, for most…

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