Dubai

7 Things to do in Dubai on a Layover

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Long journeys can be tiring, especially journeys with a long layover on some faraway airport. While some people will try to avoid layovers by all means, others get bitten by the wander-bug and meticulously plan where to spend their layover and how much time they have. For them, it's just another destination to add to their list - like a micro trip. For many [...]

Is this the future of hotel booking?

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What is the closest you've ever come to being in a James Bond Movie? For me that would have to be working slot machines in Vegas (Casino Royale anyone?) or maybe zipping Martinis in London. At best. Today, however, I discovered something that I think James would really enjoy - Jumeirah Inside, a unique digital platform, realized in collaboration with no othe[...]

Hotels we love: Vida Downtown, Dubai

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Dubai snuck into my heart very quietly, maybe because that is my first impression of it – silent and dark in the middle of the night when I arrive. My second impression is its smell. And no, that isn't the usual, sometimes magical stink of big cities in heat. Dubai actually smells good in a somewhat artificial way as many buildings, public or private, have g[...]

10 reasons to love Dubai

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When I told people that I got invited to go to Dubai for a weekend nobody seemed overly interested on my behalf. While I had no real knowledge or preconceived notion of Dubai or why I should go, but 30 degrees in November seemed good enough reason as any for me. The most “enthusiastic” comment came from my Dad when he asked me 'Dubai, mh, isn't that a bit to[...]

Dubai Do's

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World's tallest building, largest airport, biggest mall – Dubai is a country that prides itself on its superlatives. Things here don't get done subtly, it's either go hard or go home and probably the best way to illustrate that to you are these 2 photographs: The one on the bottom shows Dubai in 2013, a skyscraper city, a weird Las Vegas of the Orient[...]