The Jewel of the Arabian Peninsula – Muscat, Oman

Muscat, Oman, the jewel of the Middle East. In September 2016 we made the trek into Oman from Dubai, it was our first real trip/vacation since arriving in Dubai, November of 2015. What should have taken 5hrs maximum to get there took about 9hrs. Apparently gps was trying to screw us over and Google Maps does not cross borders except in a “Route Preview”. Mind you, we had three children ages 3 and under…

Utah, a Tour of Food

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. Visiting the “Motherland” of Utah when you live in Dubai requires getting your fix of foods that are either very hard to get elsewhere or only exist in Utah. I love food and I also love to try new things, so we usually try to hit…

Dubai Parks & Resorts, A Hot Spot of Fun

We were very fortunate to visit Dubai Parks and Resorts in January 2017, thanks to my husbands work. The company has an end of year party for the employees to socialize and relax together outside a work setting. Our first year here it was at Bounce, Dubai (which I missed attending) and this last one was at Dubai Parks and Resorts with a multipass to visit Legoland, MotionGate, and Bollywood which are all connected through…

Tour the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. A few months after I arrived in Dubai I was out in Abu Dhabi for a day and our car passed by the Grand Mosque. It was a Friday though and it was therefore closed to the public. It is a regal building and you can…

Leave Fear Behind and Take the Plunge

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. I have learned that I love to travel and try new things. Coming to live in Dubai in 2015 was the first time I had ever been outside of the United States of America. It was the first time I ever got a passport. Instead of…

Get a FREE 5 Day Dubai Itinerary

In July 2017 I went on a vacation with friends from out of town, really it was a “staycation” since I live in Dubai. Before they arrived we asked what things they absolutely wanted to do while they were here, and I added it to our trips itinerary. Now that it has come and gone, I can share how the trip went and also offer you all a FREE 5 day itinerary which…

Girls Guide to Packing for Dubai

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. This post is for females, and more specifically females without children. You dream or have decided to visit Dubai for a vacation, lets say your trip is 5 days long and you’ll be doing roughly the same activities or similar ones mentioned in my  5…

Guide to Buying Souvenirs in Dubai

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. Wherever I travel I love to take a piece of where I’ve been home with me. For the most part it is photos of the things I see, hopefully I can be in one or two of them, but I love to take pictures…