Burger & Lobster Dubai finally has its drinks license

Like mostĀ of you I witnessed the many, many weeks of social media activity building up to the launch of Burger & Lobster – which I understand went pretty well, aside from one small, but OK kinda important, detail. There was no alcohol licence. Dum, dum duummmmmmm. I know. Cue a few weeks of speculation and…

Beautiful Dubai Instagram accounts worth following

With skylines, coastlines, and tan lines aplenty, the landmarks of Dubai and The Middle East are some of the most photographed on Earth. As a nation of avid social media enthusiasts, capturing “insta-gold” is never far from our minds. As we all know, all that glitters is most definitely not gold, so we have hunted…

Living aboard a liveaboard in the Maldives

  Ahoy! Last month I decided I needed a 2016 adventure, and I needed one immediately. After a lot of Googling one lunch break, which was well, diverseĀ – I went from searching hiking trips up Kilimanjaro, learning Arabic in Lebanon, Yoga retreats in Thailand, bootcamps in Sri Lanka and a rather odd diversion into the…

Under the sea in the UAE

The UAE waters host over 1/3 of the world’s 80 species of whales and dolphins, among 700 fish species and four species of turtles, so there’s certainly plenty to see. However, diving in the UAE is a rather hit and miss experience. I’ve dived with a couple of companies here and the experiences have been……

How Dubai embraced Boxing Day in the rain

I’ve mentioned before how hyper Dubai gets for some good old fashioned rain. This year Mother Nature has delivered us some very British looking weather to set the scene for a post-Christmas Boxing Day walk. My #NoFilter Snaps   What the rest of Dubai saw in the rain… Residents were quick to take to Instagram…

The sad story of the Arabian Ostrich

Us humans have a lot to answer for when it comes to the extinction of a species. The invention of the gun, amongst other things, has helped us to wipe out a large number of animals across Arabia. The Arabian Ostrich is just one of the previous residents of the Middle East. The Arabian Ostrich…