Al Dhafra Camel Festival

Al Dhafra Camel Festival

Every year the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage organizes a Camel Festival in the Western Region capital city, Madinat Zayed. Much hyped in the radio and on the streets, it’s actually very hard to understand what exactly is going on, if there is a...
Abu Dhabi Falcon Clinic

Abu Dhabi Falcon Clinic

Over the end of year break, we took a visit to a little gem hidden in the desert close to Abu Dhabi: the Falcon Hospital. It’s a great place to take the kids (although in classic Gulf fashion, they’re only open on weekdays). You need to book in advance: we...
A walk through Muharraq

A walk through Muharraq

While Abu Dhabi is definitely a very pleasant place to live, Bahrain has more cultural heritage – and it has done a lot to preserve it. The reversal of fortune between the two countries is actually stunning. Bahrain’s major lifeline today is Saudi tourism,...
Origins – Yas Island Hotel

Origins – Yas Island Hotel

The Yas Island Hotel is something of an icon in Abu Dhabi – an organic shaped building smack in the middle of the Formula One circuit. When you buy a ticket to the race, you really get the privilege of watching the über rich watch little noisy helmets on wheels...