Big Bus Tour – Part 5, Or, The Green Route

We jumped back on our bus at the Spice Souk and were very pleased to see that our calculations had been correct.  Our bus wasn’t over crowded and we took our seat for the final leg of the Red Route. We drove past the Frame again and I have to say, it’s much more impressive…

Big Bus Tour – Part 4, Or, The Creek

With Dubai Museum behind us and the wind from being on an open top bus cooling us down (how people do this in the summer is beyond me) we set off again.  Sadly it was only a couple of short jumps to our next get off point.  We were headed onto the Creek for a…

Big Bus Tour – Part 3, or, Dubai Museum

After our exciting little mooch around the hidden souq (Part 2!) and our impromptu silly faces photo shoot outside it to pass the time, we jumped back on the bus and headed off to learn more. We battled the traffic through Karama and Burjuman and I spent half the time giggling at our fellow explorers. …

Big Bus Tour – Part 2, Or, Khan Murjan Souq

The Big Bus tour took us to Wafi, as I wrote in Part 1, but it’s a mall I have been to 101 times before.  It’s where the hat type shop ‘Oasis’ is located so not only have I shopped there, I have modeled there too!  Yep, it was as strange to do it as…

Big Bus Tour – Part 1

The Big Bus Tour is something Mum has wanted to do on each of her trips, but we just have never had time.  Thankfully I work for an entirely more reasonable firm now than when I arrived (let’s not even mention my Year From Hell employment experience!), and so I was able to take a…

Bay Square

There is a little known area behind Downtown called Bay Square.  It is technically Business Bay but it is, in my mind, too far from the main area to count! It isn’t going to be little known for much longer though as there is a Double Tree by Hilton that is just open, and they…

New Year’s Eve, 2017

When in Dubai for New Year celebrations, there is only one thing you should do… you should see the fireworks at the Burj Khalifa.  Sadly this year they announced that the fireworks were cancelled and were being replaced with a light and lazer show. I cannot tell you how disappointed I was.  The only other…

The Spectacular ‘La Perle’

Wow, wow and wow again! After a terribly long and hard day of tanning, Mum and I got all prettied up and headed out to see the new-ish extravaganza written, designed and choreographed solely for Dubai.  It is literally the only place you will ever see this in the world. Seeing La Perle is an…

More food, Piggies!

When I was a child, my Mummy had surgery a bit too close to Christmas for my Dad’s liking.  In order to play the supportive husband card and get as many brownie points as possible, he booked to take the four of us plus my maternal Grandmother and Grandfather out to dinner on Christmas Day. …