A Birthday Staycation – Liwa Hotel, Abu Dhabi

What makes growing older more bearable? Why, the celebration of course!

This year for my birthday, Hubster and I decided to book a mini staycation in a local hotel. We chose the Liwa Hotel in Abu Dhabi for our quick getaway.

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Green Mubazzarah Chalets – Al Ain

For the longest time now a group of us girls have been planning a Ladies Night. What started off as a Girls Only barbecue (You know how much we love our barbecue here in the UAE) quickly snowballed into an overnight stay at a resort where we wound up celebrating a bachelorette and not one but TWO birthdays! Let’s just say it was a night packed with scandalous events and what happened at Ladies Night will stay at Ladies Night!

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A Bibliophile’s Dream Come True

I am a bibliophile.

I am ashamed to admit that I buy way more books than I read. My husband, although initially incredibly supportive of my hoarding habit (as all newly wed husbands tend to be of their wife’s fleeting passions), has now imposed a ban on any further books entering our home. Poor guy still thinks he has a say. Shhhhh… let’s not burst his bubble just yet, shall we?

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10 Travel Tips for the Omani mountains

Oman is one of the most beautiful regions in our part of the Middle East. From sparkling jade waters harboring playful dolphins, to plush fruit and vegetable orchards on terraced farms, to imposing rocky mountains millions of years old sheltering hidden valleys…

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A weekend in the Oman mountains (2/2)

Continuing on from part 1 of this series which you can read about here.

Waking up in the mountains

Did I mention I have a weakness for sunrises? The next morning I was up early to catch the sunrise on the ridge of the mountains (And yes, I nearly lost feeling in my fingers because of the cold). While the rest of my party slumbered on I grabbed the camera and headed out for some commune-with-nature time.

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