Escape to Thia Skylounge @ The Dubai Edition

Tucked away on the second floor of The Dubai Edition sits Thia Skylounge – a lush restaurant and bar right by the hotel’s podium rooftop pool. We went over mid-July to review the venue, taking along mum who, just like me – loves discovering new venues in and around town. Here’s how Thia Skylounge is […]

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Al Janoub Pool : One&Only Royal Mirage’s Adults-Only Hideaway

We returned to One&Only Royal Mirage, early July – this time to check out the newly refurbished Beach Bar & Grill, and to spend an afternoon at their new Adults-only pool : Al Janoub Pool. I brought mum – not that she’s a big fan of sitting in the sun when it’s 45 degrees in […]

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Dubai Summer Holiday with Kids : Family from Mumbai

Mid April, a family from Mumbai reached out to ask for pointers whilst planning their holiday to Dubai. We liaised for awhile, and they ended up here in Dubai in May. Here’s a short write-up written by themselves on where they stayed and what they did. Hope this will be useful for those of you […]

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Dubai Resort Pools and Playgrounds with Shade

To add on to my previous piece on Resort Pools close to the main building, this piece covers Pools and Playgrounds in resorts which have shade – regardless of the time of the day. This means that they : Note that these are main pools, and not kids pools. To highlight for most of them […]

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Dubai Resort Pools and Kids Clubs : Close to Building

A fellow mum got in touch recently to ask if there were places ‘with water or playgrounds, and lots of shade’, so she could join the kids over the summer months. Thought it might be better to quickly put this piece together as a lot of parents might be looking for the same thing. I […]

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A Relaxing Family Staycation @ Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara

Right by the Salalah coast lies a luxury resort whose name we may be quite familiar with : Al Baleed Resort Salalah by Anantara. We stayed here with the kids in April 2022 on the second half of our Salalah trip – with just one goal in mind : to relax, and we did just […]

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An idyllic family retreat @ Alila Hinu Bay, Mirbat Oman

Tucked away in Mirbat, Oman – sits an expansive and stunning property by the name of Alila Hinu Bay. We had the privilege of staying here with the family early April 2022 during its soft opening phase. Here’s what we thought of the resort, and why you should definitely add this to your Oman Bucket […]

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Staycation with kids @ Centara Mirage Beach Resort Dubai

Depending on how much time you spend on social media, you might have seen lots of coverage on the new family resort in Deira Islands that opened up recently. Centara Mirage Beach Resort, it’s called. This is our first time staying in a resort which is completely focused on the little people. They have literally […]

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Couples Massage @ Oaks Spa, Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel Dubai

Aching for a massage as it had been months since we went for one – we started hunting around for an offer online. The husband found one on Groupon – it was 359 AED for 60-minutes – for two people. A bit of googling and we found that the spa – called Oaks Spa – […]

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An Overview : W Dubai the Palm

You think W Hotel and you think Ladies day – Wet Deck. Ladies Nights – SoBe. Date Night – Akira Back. You have probably wondered if kids are welcome there? We have spent many days in the W with the little ones, cheers to our Privilee membership. And whilst the W and the brand itself […]

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Exclusive Summer Relaxation @ One&Only The Palm Dubai

Have you ever been to the One&Only at the Palm? Did you know that there are rabbits running freely in their gardens? I know I share a lot about these rabbits and even wrote a piece. I also know the rabbits have absolutely nothing to do with this experience – but honestly, a 60-minute massage […]

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Summer Family Staycation @ Palazzo Versace Dubai

A belated write-up of a memorable staycation that we had in Palazzo Versace one summer. We still talk about it every now and then. The level of detail that the Versace family have put into all the interior design is impressive. We took so many family photos in the lounge of our suite, my mum […]

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Hotel Kids Clubs – Are Toddlers and Parents allowed in now?

As of July 2022, the following resorts in my end of town have gotten back to confirm little ones are now permitted in the Kids Club. The drop off age is mentioned next to it. If you have little ones under said age, you or your nanny can stay with them. To more playdates in […]

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Dubai Hotels with Waterslides For Kids

It’s pool season in Dubai now, isn’t it? There’s a handful of hotels in Dubai that has their own waterslides. These are a few of the ones that we have been and our thoughts on it 😉 Just in case you wanted to plan a pool and beach day with the little ones, or otherwise […]

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Staycation with kids @ Address Beach Resort Dubai

If you’ve been stalking following Address Beach Resort’s social media stories, you would have seen endless videos of the infinity pool itself. There is a lot of coverage of the pool, and for good reasons. It does make you think though – is the Address Beach Resort more suited for the adults-only crowd then? Or […]

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Rooftop Infinity Pool @ Level 77, Address Beach Resort Dubai

How many photos can you take at hotel pool? How many silly poses can you possibly do? If you’re one of those who swear “I’ll never pose for a photo at a pool,” – once you get to Address Beach Resort’s rooftop pool – I guarantee you, you will change your mind. So, is it […]

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5 Days of Pool & Beach in Dubai – Adults-Only

This post is written for a couple who will be here in Dubai very shortly. I was going to send it via email but hey – if it will be valuable to them – it will be good to share it with everyone else, ay? So, if you don’t have kids, you are coming to […]

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Sultan’s Massage @ Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray

I literally could not find my way back down after having my tea and that customary post-massage snack all spas in Dubai provide – dates, apricots and peanuts. I walked out of the relaxation room and turned, and turned, and turned. And then realised I was back at where I started. Maybe I’ve had too […]

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Bastien’s Pedicure @ One and Only The Palm

I had initially thought that Bastien Gonzalez would just be dropping by for a chat during the treatment. So when he popped in with a smile – explained that it was going to be done by he himself – I was thinking to myself – o noooo. Maybe I should have gone to one of […]

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All-Inclusive Rixos the Palm with Kids

This review comes from spending not just one specific day at Rixos the Palm – but after having spent numerous afternoons and evenings at the resort with the family. If you are based in the UAE or otherwise flying in from overseas and plan on splurging for a staycation here, here are some insights on […]

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