I can’t believe a year has passed since our last round up of the best luxury hotels in the Middle East. 2017 has been an exciting year for new hotel openings and refurbishments while others have maintained their high standards of luxury hotel living. This year we and other travel bloggers have experienced the best in luxury hotels in the Middle East to tell you the best places to stay in the UAE, Qatar, Jordan and Oman View Post
When traveling to a new place it can be hard to decide where to stay whether you are staying for 24 hours or longer! Not knowing how transport works, accessibility of attractions versus hotel amenities it can be a minefield. Having lived in Doha for over 3.5 years there are very few hotels we’ve not tried so think we are pretty well qualified to help people decide where to stay in Doha, Qatar. So whether you are traveling as a family, for business or just looking for some great amenities we have you covered we our round up of best places to stay in Doha, Qatar. View Post
As expats in Qatar many of us can be guilty of not getting out of the city but there is more to Qatar than Doha! One place that any resident or visit should explore is Northern Qatar. In particular the Qatar Forts, in particular the Zubarah fort which have been award protected status from UNESCO. View Post
Friday brunch is a staple activity of expats in the Middle East. Whenever we have visitors we always take them so when my parents visited to meet Baby E we decided to take them to one of our favourites, Vine at the St. Regis. We love the range of foods, the live cooking stations and variety of drinks both Non and Alcoholic. The sushi and seafood area for us is the best at any Doha brunch and I love getting a taste of home with their roast dinners. But is brunch a good activity to do with a baby?
The Middle East really has only has two seasons – Winter and Summer or alternatively put hot and blooming hot! The shoulder seasons just don’t exist here! Doha traffic will testify, most expats leave for the summer; trying to escape the Middle East Summer where temperatures can and often do exceed 50 degrees. If you are not one of those people able to participate in the mass expat exodus, summer can be a particularly long and difficult time, especially with a newborn or young children! So here are my top tips for surviving a Middle East Summer with a new baby! View Post