When Jave realized that Dubai is home to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, Dubai immediately moved to the #1 spot on his travel wish list. Along with the Burj Al Arab, Dubai’s 7-star luxury hotel, standing at over 2,700 feet and more than 160 stories, the Burj Khalifa is Dubai’s architectural claim to fame. More
If you read my first post recommending where to stay in Dubai, then you may recall that we split our five night stay in the UAE with two nights at Centro Barsha – a hotel located between Deira (Old Dubai) and the Dubai Marina, one night in Abu Dhabi at Southern Sun, and two nights at the Hyatt Regency Dubai in Deira. While the original motivation for booking the second part of our Dubai stay at a hotel in Deira was due to my general need for a change of scenery, it turned out to be a good move in terms of convenience as doing so gave us easier access to sites and attractions in the older, more authentic parts of the city. More
While planning our trip to the UAE last fall, like most visitors, I prioritized a visit to Dubai attractions like the Burj Khalifa, the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Marina, and other spots around the city where we could fully appreciate the emirate’s glitz and glam. But I also knew that I wanted to dig deeper beneath Dubai’s surface. My hope was to learn about Dubai’s history, immerse ourselves in the local culture, and to see the city undisguised. As always, we were crunched for time with only four short days to try to take it all in. More
During our recent trip to the UAE, Jave and I divided our four-night hotel stay in Dubai with one night in Abu Dhabi. So during our first two nights, we stayed at Centro Barsha, and during our final two nights, we stayed at a different hotel in Dubai in a different neighborhood in an effort to get a more well-rounded perspective of the city. So consider this review Part I of where to stay in Dubai. More
When researching our Dubai itinerary, I kept coming across Facebook posts of people out somewhere in the middle of the Emirati desert sandboarding, dune bashing, and riding camels through the desert as part of a desert safari experience. I was intrigued. When a friend of mine, who returned from Dubai a month prior to our visit, texted me and told me that we just had to go on a desert safari, I was sold. More
I have an OCD packing routine that I implement about a month to several weeks prior to a trip. I meticulously lay out all of the clothes I intend to pack on my living room sofa, and over the weeks leading up to my trip, I edit my wardrobe selections based on the weather forecast and my itinerary, adding and subtracting from my selections as needed. Did I mention that I’m a bit OCD?
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It’s hard to believe that we’re already smack dab in the middle of 2015! In many ways, I feel like time has been flying, but in other ways, I feel like it’s standing still. Earlier this year, I launched my premier product, Time Card Express. Since then, business-wise, things have been a whirlwind, especially as I’m getting ready to launch another resource that’ll help people learn how to travel affordably without sacrificing luxury. While I love connecting with other travel bloggers here on the blog, through my business, I get so much joy from connecting with everyday travelers who are eager to discover ways to incorporate more travel into their lives without breaking the bank. Ultimately, I think that’s a desire we can all relate to – right? More