My Adopted Home – Dubai

After growing up in Mumbai, I have spent the last 18 years living in Dubai and I now consider the City of Dubai to be my adopted home city. This post encompasses some of my favorite places in the city. I don’t pretend that this is a comprehensive list of anything and everything you can see…

Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa

We decided to book a weekday stay prior to the Eid hols at The Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa.  The name is derived from the Arabic term meaning ’gateway to the sun’.  This property is perfect for people who don’t want a long drive, but at the same time it gives the impression that…

Sir Baniyas Island – Abu Dhabi

It’s summer, schools are shut down and kids are getting restless.  No summer travel plans this year so thought, why not just do something locally within the UAE. After reviewing a couple of options we decided on a  weekend stay in one of the country’s largest wildlife parks – Sir Baniyas Island.  Among the 3…

Weekend escape to Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort

We drove from Dubai to neighbouring Ras Al Khaimah which took us around an hour or so followed by a 5 minute ferry ride to the hotel reception. Banyan Tree Ras Al Khaimah Beach resort rests amidst 100 hectares of private nature reserve, home to indigenous plant and wildlife, nestled along the tranquil blue of the Arabian Gulf.   Each of the…

A taste of Singapore combined with the flavor of Sentosa – must visit!

Singapore is without a doubt the most developed, urbanized country in Asia often seen as just a place to stop on the way to somewhere else which is a shame.. oh! oh! however, that’s exactly what we did. Our original plan was to visit Thailand but since Singapore Airline had these amazing stopover packages we decided…