Many expats in Dubai, may at this time of year feel like they are running a small guest house with the amount of visitors that pass through their doors. Some of you will have had guests stay since the beginning of the festive season and are running out of sites to show them in and around Dubai so this weekend why not venture inland to the oasis city of Al Ain located just under 2 hours drive from Dubai. Read more
Camping! The word conjures different emotions in people. Some are happy to hear it and can’t wait to head out, others do everything to avoid it. If you are new to living in the UAE, at some point you will be confronted by your family or friends wanting to go out camping. It is for this very first trip that the team at blingmytruck.com has put together this guide: a beginners (that is you) guide (includes all things you need to bring, do and prepare for) to camping (the great outdoors – sand, beach and mountains!) Read more
This year early October (approx 14 October) will see Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Adha (feast of the sacrifice). Muslims start their day visiting the Mosque dressed in their best clothes and follow this with special foods being served such as lamb and sweet dishes. Family & friends visit one another, presents are exchanged and homes are decorated. Eid money is also given to charities to help the poor.
This holiday is locally known as the ‘Big Eid’ and for the majority of residents in the UAE this will mean a few days off work with some schools using this time to take their half-term breaks. However, many may feel this is just too soon after the summer break so may want to spend time at home enjoying our great beaches , parks and water-parks as October starts to see temperatures dropping enabling us to finally get outside and away from the shopping malls. Read more