Brilliant Buildings in Dubai

by Rianne Ojeh on 28 November 2014, 10:11AM Brilliant Buildings in Dubai However cliché it sounds, it is fair to say that the city of Dubai is a place of contrasts. Its landscape is dry and hot, all parched earth and soaring temperatures. Yet, the city itself is a real oasis in the desert. It is a playground of extreme wealth and ambition, with an enthusiasm for development which simply cannot be tempered. The tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, calls Dubai its home. There are also the Palm Islands, a remarkable series of manmade islands, designed to look like an extending palm frond.   In fact, there is a whole range of unbelievable buildings in this most grand of cities. This is a place which, last month, opened an observation deck on the top of the Burj Khalifa; a staggering 1,821 feet above the ground. The word impossible is ju...
Beating the Heat in Dubai: 10 Ways to Stay Cool

Beating the Heat in Dubai: 10 Ways to Stay Cool

There's not much to say about the heat in Dubai that hasn’t been said before. It's hot. Not regular hot, like we might experience during a good British summer, but genuinely scorching hot. At the peak of summer in Dubai, average daytime temperatures are around 40 °C, but have been known to climb up to anywhere between 43-48°C. So, if you're planning a trip to Dubai, or any of the ...
by Rianne Ojeh on 26 November 2014, 11:11AM



Discovering Abu Dhabi

Discovering Abu Dhabi

On my recent trip to the United Arab Emirates, I discovered the Middle East was all I thought it would be and much more. A plethora of skyscrapers make up the city skyline and the architecture that fills most of the Emirates leaves most guests in awe. A new, up and coming metropolitan city; Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is one of its most desirable destinations. Abu Dhabi is famous fo...
by Ellen Morgan on 25 November 2014, 11:11AM



Fiction Map of the World – Dubai

Fiction Map of the World – Dubai

Dubai is the most populous city within the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and is located on the Persian Gulf coastline within the northern regions of the UAE. Once considered a mere port for foreign tradesman, Dubai is now flourishing both as a holiday and business destination.  Essential Holiday ReadingIdeal reading would be novels such as the Two Tigers by Emilio Salgari which is set during ...
by Travelbag on 24 November 2014, 10:11AM



Travelbag’s Holiday Mum Experts

Travelbag’s Holiday Mum Experts

Ever wondered what other parents want from a holiday? Or the tips and tricks they’ve picked up to make family travel a whole lot easier? Well, we have asked the experts, talking to some of the finest Mum bloggers out there about their holidays and about keeping the kids entertained. Here is what they had to say:1. Katie Ellison (mummydaddyandmemakesthree.co.uk & spaceinyourcase.com) Wh...
by Travelbag on 19 November 2014, 11:11AM



Fiction Map of the World – Thailand

Fiction Map of the World – Thailand

Situated at the centre of the Indochina peninsula, Thailand is a country that is steeped in lush jungle, mystique and also marvellous golden, sandy beaches that are just made to enjoy. Essential Holiday ReadingIdeally you would like a good adventure novel to set the heart racing and fill the mind with wonder. An ideal choice for this would be something such as The Reef, written by Nora Roberts an...
by Travelbag on 12 November 2014, 11:11AM



Food for thought

Food for thought

Carla ter Maat finds that Luang Prabang in Laos is a place to feed the soul. I had a very clear image in my mind about what Luang Prabang would be like – it was more a premonition than through research, and in fact and I wasn’t far wrong. The sense of calm, serenity and peace, as though I had arrived at a very holy place, pervaded the air, even as I departed the plane. Luang Praban...
by Carla ter Maat on 11 November 2014, 11:11AM



Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

Fiction Map of the World - The Maldives

A sunny getaway to the Maldives is for anybody who has ever dreamed about a picture postcard holiday, for anybody who cannot help but think that soft white sands and azure blue waters really are a slice of heaven. They say that you never forget your first Maldives trip, and it is easy to see why.  Essential Holiday Reading In light of its colonial past, you could be forgiven for thinking t...
by Travelbag on 06 November 2014, 09:11AM



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