Abu Dhabi Things To Do

  Back in March I returned to the UAE for the first time in years and although I didn’t fall massively in love with the place, I did have an amazing time out there. We flew into Dubai but the majority of our trip was spent in Abu Dhabi, so…

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The many faces of the Burj Khalifa

I expected a large, beastly metal monster. Expected it to tower over its surroundings casting a shadow on all that lay below it. Truth be told, I had never taken a good look at the Burj Khalifa. I couldn’t have picked it out of a lineup, I didn’t watch the Mission Impossible…

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Our family friendly stay at the Sheraton, Corniche Road

You can imagine when this Sheraton opened in Abu Dhabi as one of the first few hotels in the late 70’s it would have fit right in. But now? it’s a world away from the surrounding modern, glass, obnoxiously tall skyscrapers that dominate the centre. Some Tripadvisor reviews have described its…

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3 months down… 9 to go – #take12trips

There are a number of blog posts online that say the best way to motivate yourself into travelling more, is to attempt #take12trips challenge. It’s pretty simple, you just organise a trip away (nationally or internationally) or do something new every month for a year. When I first read a blog post on it, I knew…

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The Grandest mosque in the UAE

Before visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi I had scrolled through hundreds of photos (hundreds!) and I was afraid that the over-exposure would result in a bit of an anti-climax on arriving there. Luckily this was not the case. We had passed the grand minarets numerous times. Driving down Sheikh Zayed road…

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