Summer at The Palace : Staycation at Emirates Palace Hotel Abu Dhabi

I’ve never been to the Emirates Palace. Seen it from above when we stayed at the Etihad Towers, but that’s as close as I’ve ever been. So when it was heating up this summer (you never get used to the heat…), and I was itching for a getaway with the family – I figured it […]

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Family Staycation in Downtown Dubai – Address Boulevard Dubai

Address Boulevard Dubai opened its door earlier this year. Yes, I know  – another Address 🙂 So everyone knows the infamous Address Downtown Dubai which made headlines news NYE 2016. It’s not that one – this is the brand new beautiful property, which is located opposite Fashion parking, and you got it – along the Emaar […]

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A luxurious visit to the Capital @ Jumeirah Etihad Towers, Abu Dhabi

Back home from a short getaway to the capital. We used the 2nd, and last of the staycation voucher in our Isme Elite app this time  – a “city getaway” – at Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi 🙂 It was either that, or Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai (too close to home, the […]

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Our weekend away @ Al Qasr with a baby

First “holiday” away from our apartment last weekend. Social media has been driving me a little nuts lately with photos of everyone on their summer holiday (insert sulk face) . So after a lot of research on the newly launched Isme Elite app, we decided that it was pretty worth it, went ahead – bought it, […]

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Our beach suite getaway @ Sofitel The Palm

Why don’t we have a bathtub in our bedroom? Now if your wife asks you this, an easy way to make her happy is to take her to a Beach Suite in Sofitel the Palm 🙂 So, picture this. The bellboy takes you to your suite and you try your best to keep calm when […]

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A weekend spent @ Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai

I like Vida’s concept. They do things simple, and minimal, and they do it well. Over the last year or so we’ve reviewed quite a few of their outlets as part of an invitation, and would honestly recommend it to friends and workmates. Just recently, we were invited for a staycation at the hotel (yay!). I […]

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A Night in Meydan Hotel

Somebody tell me who did the interior design for Meydan Hotel’s rooms? I love it! The rooms are rectangular, but they managed to fit it out in such a way that when you open the door, all you see is an curved alleyway leading into your grand home away from home. You feel like a […]

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A night in Waldorf Astoria, Ras al Khaimah

What a weekend 😀 So, G picked me up from work on Thursday, and off we went up north, driving along the west-coast of the UAE towards Ras Al Khaimah 🙂 We’ve only been up to RAK once since moving here , and honestly never had any reason to go back up since. Good thing […]

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A night in Oceanic Khorfakkan Resort & Spa

Where the heck is Khorfakkan, you ask me? 🙂 Back in June when I first heard about Oceanic Khorfakkan I stuck it in google and realized that it’s on the east coast, just underneath where all the other Fujairah resorts are laid along the coastline. We have never been to the east coast, so I […]

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A night in Fairmont The Palm #2

I took M to Fairmont The Palm two weekends ago. We checked into the Fairmont Gold View Room on the 10th floor,  and to our nice surprise found a pot full of bloomin’ red roses and a personalised note to me. Opened it up and in it was a hand scrawled note ‘Dear Ms. X, […]

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A night in Fairmont The Palm

Sitting in the Fairmont Gold Lounge, glass of bubbly to my right, Viva magazine on the left with the oh-so-hot Diane Kruger staring back at me. A group of expats are sitting outside on the verandah having drinks, overlooking the marina. It’s beautiful here. I feel like I’m on holiday, yet again. And it’s literally […]

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Radisson Blu Hotel @ Yas Island

Not too bad for a sandstorm weekend ay! Hehehe! This has been a getaway that we had been planning on and off for months. To Amish whom took care of our reservations and numerous ‘changes’ – Thanks for your patience and understanding!

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A weekend at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai & Breakfast @ Kitchen 6

Had the opportunity to stay in the newly opened JW Marriott Marquis over the weekend. Before checking in on Thursday, the only few things that we’ve heard about this place were from the scattered FB newsfeed stories of its opening ceremony, hosted by Simone with special guest Leona Lewis, the sports bar Velocity (from Dubai92’s […]

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A night in St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Apparently, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Justin Rose was staying in St Regis as well when we were there last night. We didn’t know that until were leaving! Grrr! Should’ve gone down early to have breakfast and just sat there allllllll morning ay! Damn. Least we got to see them play at the HSBC Golf […]

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Three months in Grand Millenium Hotel, Tecom

Why you should stay in Grand Millenium Hotel Ah, finally it’s okay to write about the place where we stayed for 3 whole months, as we’ve moved out to our new home 😉 This little article is for the families who have been put in Grand Millenium as their ‘first home’, having flown from halfway […]

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