Eating Out in Abu Dhabi

Eating Out in Abu Dhabi

There is lots to choose from when eating out in Abu Dhabi. From fast food to smart hotel restaurants; from authentic Arabic cuisine to western style chains. Whatever your taste, you will find something to suit you. Arabic Food in Abu Dhabi   As you would expect, there...
The UNESCO Heritage of Al Ain

The UNESCO Heritage of Al Ain

To the untrained eye, it is a modern city with wide roads, fast cars and interminable roundabouts. But Al Ain, on the border between the UAE and Oman, has been continuously settled since 3000BC, and has a rich archaeological heritage. This is an oasis town, surrounded...
A Day in Sharjah, Dubai’s Less Visited Neighbour

A Day in Sharjah, Dubai’s Less Visited Neighbour

It is stylish and modern, the UNESCO designated Capital of Arabic Culture, and only a stone’s throw from Dubai. So why did it feel as if we were the only tourists there? Most people will tell you the reason is very simple: Sharjah is dry. Not in the literal sense –...
Getting Close to the Camels at Al Ain’s Livestock Market

Getting Close to the Camels at Al Ain’s Livestock Market

Last time I tried to visit Al Ain’s Camel Market I couldn’t explain to the Pakistani taxi driver where we wanted to go. He heard the word ‘market’ and interpreted it as ‘mall’. ‘What do you want to buy?’ he asked. On that occasion, we gave up and went to the...
Abu Dhabi’s Cultural District

Abu Dhabi’s Cultural District

I first visited Saadiyat Island, centre of Abu Dhabi’s ambitious new cultural district, two years ago, when the first gallery opened. Madinat Al Saadiyat was, then as now, a very contemporary gallery, with a mixture of pictures, sculptures, performance and...
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