It has been 15 years since I have made the UK my permanent home. I look back at all the things I miss about the Middle East, and in particular Bahrain, but also what I have fallen in love with here, in the UK. I miss the warm air that hits you in the face … More Living in the UK for 15 years
In both Dubai and Abu Dhabi there are two remarkable day trips to do. On one visit to Dubai, when we stayed in the Royal Mirage Palace Hotel (a fantastic hotel with an incredible swimming pool and attentive staff), we drove an hour to the destination of Hatta. Hatta is a traditional village enclosed in … More Day Trips to Hatta and Al Ain
Living in Abu Dhabi for a brief spell of two years meant that after living in Bahrain, I soon found out what life was like in a wealthier, glossier and greener country in the Middle East. One that had connections to the glitziest and most extraordinary city in the Middle East (Dubai) but also a city … More Lifestyles of The Rich and Tax Free: Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Being born in the Middle East, the Kingdom of Bahrain to be precise, made me learn from a young age about other cultures and other ways of life, specifically financial and political inequality (the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslim homes were shocking). Although not a tourist destination, and many stay away from this area … More Life in Bahrain
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