Beautiful Bab Al Shams 

After a little taxi nap and swim, it was time to get ourselves together and head off to Bab Al Shams; a beautiful hotel in the middle of the desert. One of the only things Albert had wanted to do was to ride a camel. Although not a long excursion, Bab Al Shams has this…

Touristing Again!

By 9.30am we had had enough of looking at Dubai from above, and needed to get back to the ground so that we could eat.  Ok, mostly it was me who needed feeding but in fairness, we had lunch at 1pm the day before and nothing since! The Boy very kindly agreed to pick us…

Continued… “Near The Top”

So, I totally forgot to add the photos that the official photographers took at the Burj Khalifa to my last post! They obviously don’t see more than a boy and a girl being out together, so make you pose as you would with your significant other. We were howling. I order to get copies of…

London Has Fallen

As you know, I don’t often post about anything that’s not food, but I feel like I should today. The Boy came back from his recent trip ladened with DVD’s he’d picked up along the way.  I am more of a Netflix/Apple TV girl, but bless his little old fashioned heart, he still loves buying…

“Near” The Top – Burj Khalifa

I’ve been in Dubai over 5yrs now, and I’ve never been up the Burj Khalifa in daylight.  To be entirely honest, it’s not really interested me.  I know what Dubai looks like having flown over it, and quite frankly, I think it’s prettier at night.   Albert of course hadn’t been up it ever so it was…

Postcards from Vienna at the Dubai Opera House

As you may have guessed by now, my bestie was in town and despite the drama that bought him here, I wanted him to see the good bits too. There was enough seriousness and that needed a break every now again again. After the giant burger lunch at The Ivy, and an afternoon of insane…

Lunch at The Ivy? Why not!

One of the fun things to do for guests when they visit you in Dubai is take them to named restaurants.  The likes of Nobu and Haakasan are easy to get to and fairly affordable for a special treat. The Ivy happens to be very close to where I work, and easy to get to…

Salt by the Sea

Due to a rather late night gossiping, and then having to work all day (both of us – luckily Albert stayed on the couch for his!), we decided that a nice chilled out night was in order. As you may have already read (here), his first night had been running about Dubai Mall and Downtown….

Downtown Touristing

As explained in my previous post (here), my best friend of 15yrs is visiting me in Dubai.  Since I know how I feel after an over night flight back from Jo’burg, I decided that we would have a nice quiet little look around Downtown and the Dubai Mall. However, I hadn’t factored in “us”. The…