I took the above photo by dangling my camera 1,825 feet above Dubai through an open slot in the guardrail of the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa. Yeep! If there’s a slight blur to the picture, chalk it up to my trembling hand, and the gusts of wind from being so freakishly high up. That [...Read More!]
Before arriving in the UAE, I saw a photo of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi and gasped, “That’s the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen! How much does it cost to enter?” Turns out: FREE.
When I landed in Abu Dhabi, I was 5 months pregnant and moving slowly, but headed directly for the Grand [...Read More!]
My favorite country in the world for architecture is the United Arab Emirates. “Just let your creativity go wild!” seems to be the message given to UAE designers of buildings and decor, and boy, do they ever!
During the 9 days I traveled in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (yes, this was the solo trip I took while 5 months [...Read More!]
Prepare to be amazed as we take a tour of the second most expensive hotel built in the world: Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, which cost a whopping THREE BILLION dollars to construct. So why in the world did I put article in the “Budget Travel Secrets” category?
Here’s why this 5-star luxury hotel still [...Read More!]
During my 9-day trip to Dubai, pregnant and alone, I delighted in wandering the Gold and Spice Souks: Luscious markets located in the Deira neighborhood of Dubai. Walk with me now to take in the sights!
Deira is the old-time commercial heart of Dubai, featuring winding, stall-filled streets that harken back to the early years of the city before [...Read More!]
One of the best parts of traveling is tasting the local food, but there is a surprising catch to eating in Dubai: Over 75% of the population of the United Arab Emirates is foreign, meaning that it is far easier to find U.S. and European restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory and Coldstone Creamery than Emirati cuisine!
Luckily, during my travels [...Read More!]