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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 Travelbag 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

Going Wild

Going Wild

If you’re thinking about taking a holiday where the opportunity to marvel at the local wildlife features highly on the ‘to do’ list, then you aren’t really going to be short of options. From the big cats of the Maasai Mara to the monkeys of Gibraltar, and from the Little Penguins of Phillip Island to the elephants of Asia, the opportunities are almost endless when it come...
by Matt Salisbury on 17 November 2014, 10:11AM

Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Langkawi: The Jewel of Kedah

Known as the ‘Jewel of Kedah’, Langkawi consists of over 100 islands, most of which are uninhabited. These islands are located within the state of Kedah, situated in the north-west of peninsular Malaysia. Langkawi is the perfect destination for singles, couples and families looking to relax in luxury. Southeast Asia's first UNESCO global geopark, Langkawi has always been popular with ...
by Verity Ramsay on 13 November 2014, 09:11AM

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

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