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Shopaholics now have their own festival – in Dubai, of course

Photo credit: *Crazy Diamond* via photopin cc It seems only fair – music fans have them, movie fans have them, even literature fans have them. I’m talking about festivals; an event for those with a shared interest to gather and enjoy their hobby together. Well, why not shoppers? Okay, it may not be quite the […]

What You Need to Know About Customs & Cuisine in Dubai

Dubai forms part of the United Arab Emirates, and is a predominantly Muslim country. As such, it is very important to check the rules and guidelines when visiting. Photo credit: M.A.J Photography via photopin cc Dubai Tourism There’s no doubt about it: as the hub for business, wealth and technology, Dubai brings in plenty of […]

Been there, haven’t done that – 5 things you shouldn’t miss in Dubai

This article was written by Grown-up Travel Guide contributor Armand Smith with additional material by Andy Higgs Continuing our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we present the latest in our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. We started by sharing our tips on London, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin. Next came Oslo, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and Istanbul. We […]

Travel advice for post-Arab Spring destinations – Abu Dhabi

Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in […]

Travel advice for post-Arab Spring destinations – Dubai

Almost 18 months since the protests in Tunisia set off a chain of events which became known as the Arab Spring, each of the affected countries in the Middle East and North Africa is facing its own challenges and opportunities. Many of these countries were heavily reliant on foreign visitors and statistics show catastrophic falls in […]