Abu Dhabi Diaries | Thoughts and tips from the city of movers and sheikhas



My Weirdest Pregnancy Craving

So it’s been a while now since I’ve blogged, but I’m pleased to make a return and I come bearing news that my husband and I are expecting a child! My husband already has a wonderful daughter, who just turned 12, but for me, this is my first pregnancy and its surprised me in many ways.

The strange insomnia that keeps me awake for no apparent reason for hours on end, the frequent nosebleeds, the leg cramps; I’d never realised all of these were common complaints of pregnancy. I did know though that it was normal to develop some cravings.

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Best things to do in Abu Dhabi: October 2015

The weather is cooling off and Abu Dhabi is exploding with events this October. This month we have a number of Bavarian themed events going on right here in the capital, a Korean Festival and performances from Mark Ronson through to an AC/DC tribute.

We’ve also got a Halloween fun run, a circus on ice, a mixology class, the Stills Bar reopening, a Shakespeare performance and my personal favourite thing about October in the UAE – the camping season finally begins.

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Ten Interesting Islands of Abu Dhabi: From Sandbanks to Shrimp Farms

Out of all the 200+ islands in Abu Dhabi, there are probably a few you know very well.

There’s the main Abu Dhabi Island, at the heart of everything. Al Reem, with its shiny residential buildings and Al Maryah, the financial hub. There’s also Saadiyat, the promised destination for all thing culture and Yas Island for fun, with it’s water park F1 track and the Du concert venue.

But just within a stone’s throw, or a short boat ride away, there are lots more with interesting themes or features of their own. Continue reading “Ten Interesting Islands of Abu Dhabi: From Sandbanks to Shrimp Farms”

Abu Dhabi on a Dirham: Free ways to spend your days

There are a lot of incredible things to try in Abu Dhabi, a lot of which have an incredible price tag.

The UAE isn’t famed for its value for money but there are plenty of perfectly nice things to do that don’t cost a dirham. Here is a list of just ten of my favourites.

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