Category Archives: United Arab Emirates

I’m Asian, Not a Hooker! Encountering Dubai Nightlife [Go! Girl Guides Article]

I’m Asian, Not a Hooker! Encountering Dubai Nightlife [Go! Girl Guides Article]

Crossposted from Go! Girl Guides, where I’m a contributing blogger. Check out the site for more great articles from other freewheelin’ travellin’ girls that go! It is close to midnight in Dubai, the girlfriends and I were all back at our five-star hotel dressing up, ready to check out the local clubs and have aMore

Unholies in UAE – A day or two in Dubai

Unholies in UAE – A day or two in Dubai

After our wonderful stay at Qasr Al Sarab at the edge of the Liwa Desert, we headed straight on to Dubai. I’d been to Dubai back in the summer of 2007, so I was curious to see how much it had changed in the last 5 years, though with just 1 night there I didn’tMore

Unholies in UAE – Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

Unholies in UAE – Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque

So far you’ve seen me climb dunes in Abu Dhabi, visit a falcon hospital, paddle some mangroves and hang out at a chi-chi beach club in my Abu Dhabi trip journals. But Abu Dhabi isn’t just nature and excesses, it is home to the 3rd largest mosque in the world, the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque.More

TOTpostcard: Sometimes in the Middle of Nowhere

TOTpostcard: Sometimes in the Middle of Nowhere

A lot of times I get inspired to wanderlust by great pictures and quotes that I find on the Internet. I came across this really great quote and thought it really resonated with one of my recent pictures from my Abu Dhabi trip, so after fiddling around on Photoshop and Indesign for a bit, here’sMore

Unholies in UAE – Saadiyat Island and Monte Carlo Beach Club

Unholies in UAE – Saadiyat Island and Monte Carlo Beach Club

Hope you’ve been enjoying the Unholies in UAE posts so far! KL took the girls out to Saadiyat Island for a little girly-time and R&R. When people hear ‘Abu Dhabi’, they tend to think of it as nothing more than a desert region and forget that beyond endless sand dunes, it’s actually home to otherMore

Unholies in UAE – Mangrove Kayaking and Falcon Hospital

Unholies in UAE – Mangrove Kayaking and Falcon Hospital

You’ve seen the endless sands of Abu Dhabi, and that’s to be expected from the UAE, a city borne of the desert, but here are some more unexpected things that I did in Abu Dhabi, activities you wouldn’t quite expect in a place like this – Mangrove kayaking and visiting a Falcon hospital.   MANGROVEMore

The Great Lomography Experiment

The Great Lomography Experiment

So the Lomography Singapore store lent me a La Sardina camera and set me up with a roll of Sunset Strip 35mm Slides film for my epic UAE and Munich trip. I carried it around with my normal digital camera and my iphone, and as and when I thought there was something particularly picturesque andMore

Unholies in UAE – Sand Dunes, Heated Pools and Overall Decadence

Unholies in UAE – Sand Dunes, Heated Pools and Overall Decadence

I was super stoked about staying in the middle of the desert (check out my Qasr review here!) and couldn’t wait to do check out all that sand. While we didn’t actually get down to actual dune bashing (taking a 4-wheel drive and driving through the sand and dunes), we had sand dunes right atMore

Unholies in UAE – Review of Qasr Al Sarab

Unholies in UAE – Review of Qasr Al Sarab

For the first part of our epic Unholies in UAE trip, we were whisked away to a luxurious villa called Qasr Al Sarab, one of the most luxurious and unique villas that I’ve ever stayed at. It was a fabulous way to kick off our trip and if you can afford it, definitely somewhere I’dMore

Unholies in UAE and Munich Meandering – Post Trip Recap

Unholies in UAE and Munich Meandering – Post Trip Recap

I cannot believe that this trip is done. I feel like I’ve been planning these two trips for the longest time, so it’s pretty amazing that they have come and gone so quickly. I’ve got so much to talk about I think these posts may last me till February or March! So as a bitMore