United Arab Emirates Travel Guides for Backpackers

6 Things To Do In Dubai

If your travels are taking you the United Arab Emirates, a visit to Dubai is a must. Here are a few things to do in Dubai during your visit. Visit Old Dubai This is the historical side of Dubai. Walk around the narrow streets of Al Fahidi district to get a feel of Dubai’s past. There are cute coffee shops nestled in restored houses of Al Fahidi district. After your coffee break, visit the Dubai Museum and learn more about the history of the city. If you have any time left, take an abra ride across the creek. It only […]
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Dubai, a place to visit

Dubai is a special place, so different from any other city. When I first moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2015 I didn’t know what to expect. More than three years later when I decided to finally leave and look for my new destination, I realized that living in Dubai was one of the best life experiences I could have. It is a city of possibilities where anything can happen. Being a brand new city, compared to our European towns, it may seem unreal at the beginning, artificial and futuristic. Then you visit Deira and the old town and […]
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Travel Guide: The Amazing Ferrari World of Abu Dhabi

Who hasn’t ever heard of the United Arab Emirates or the UAE? The country that has evolved from zero to hero in the middle east in just less than 20 years of hard and serious work. In the UAE, a lot of amazing and wonderful places exist such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Hajar mountains, Louvre, and the most remarkable one, Khalifa tower or most commonly called, Burj Khalifa. However, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is considered to be the most successful theme park in the whole middle east if not in the whole Asia continent. If you ever had the chance […]
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Best places to visit in Dubai on a budget.

“There is a place for everyone in this beautiful city.” First of all, I want to wish all you lovely people out there a very happy new year! I am writing this article today so as to help my fellow travelers who are planning to visit Dubai. Now, whether you’re planning a short trip or an extravagant one, there is one thing you all should know. A lot of people would disagree and say that Dubai is a very expensive city, and I do agree on this. But, that doesn’t mean that the Wanderlust-ers who are planning a budget trip, […]
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Reasons you should visit Dubai this winter

Most popularly known as the hub for culture, fashion and cuisine in the Middle East, Dubai is quickly becoming one of the most widespread tourist destinations in the world. I have been lucky enough to live in this amazing city within the United Arab Emirates for over 14 years, and can tell you exactly why you must visit Dubai this winter. Reason #1 -You will not break the bank UAE is home to two world class airlines, Emirates and Etihad. It is also a convenient location for all major airlines in the world and thus there are thousands of flights every […]
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Exploring Hub Zero Dubai

Hub Zero – A day out for gamers Gamers, rejoice! If you are a fan of theme parks and video games, then Hub Zero is definitely for you. Hub Zero is not only the United Arab Emirates' but the entire region's first immersive entertainment hub. It is like a theme park that promises a fully interactive gaming experience from all its attractions. Located in City Walk, Jumeirah, it will not be hard at all to find as it is locatable with most GPS applications. There are also a lot of dining or snacking options to choose from inside, namely Nitro […]
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3 Months in Dubai: Notes of a temporary expat

“Caveat lector” – Latin for this is free advice, take it or leave it. According to Google, there does not exist a threshold amount of time for which you need to spend outside of your native country, to be considered an expatriate. Currently, I have been living in the United Arab Emirates for three months. Thus in my capacity as a temporary expatriate, I am qualified (solely by this token) to give you some personal notes on living in Dubai. Getting started Language barriers Conveniently, there are none. Everyone speaks some level of English and signs are in both English and […]
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UAE, the shiniest jewel of the Middle East

  Nowadays, everybody is going everywhere. People are migrating all over the world. Whether the reason is business or pleasure, or  sometimes  the only choice you have to survive,  the point is we are going everywhere. And the part that`s not pleasant is the part when you are leaving someone behind. Well, I was the one that got left behind, by my friend. She decided to accept a job offer  and move to Dubai. Ofcourse, we were happy for her, but the only thing that was on our mind was that we couldn`t wait for the first chance to go […]
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