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He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

He left Syria and now serves Dubai’s best falafel

Ghanem Makhoul has been in the falafel business for 30 years. Originally from Syria, he used to run five different restaurants in his homeland, all of them serving just one thing: falafel. But as the war unfolded in Syria, Makhoul fled to Dubai, where he opened his current little stall,...
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24 hours in: Dubai

24 hours in: Dubai

Dubai is a destination that offers enough to see and do that you could spend weeks in the multifaceted city and not cross everything off your must-see list. But that doesn’t mean a short visit can’t be satisfying. Due to its location and size of the airport, many travellers find...
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The complete guide to: Dubai travel

The complete guide to: Dubai travel

Whether you’re just visiting Dubai on a short stopover, or you’re thinking of spending several days here, there’s plenty to keep you busy. The ultimate bland of old and new, Dubai deftly straddles the line between modern and traditional, a city where in one neighbourhood you can be surrounded by...
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Things to do in: Dubai

Things to do in: Dubai

Dubai is a city where you can have one foot in the future and one in the past. One day you could be exploring old souks and taking a ride on a traditional wooden boat, and the next, staring up at the tallest building in the world. This is a...
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Iftar feasting in Dubai

Iftar feasting in Dubai

Having spent over 10 years in Dubai, I can say I’m a veteran at navigating Ramadan. It’s unlike anything else. For one, there’s a festive vibe in the air — most offices offer shorter working hours (even for those who are non-Muslim and not fasting), many people are away over...
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Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

Photo of the week: Sandstorm in Dubai

No this isn’t some cool Instagram filter, this is live from a sandstorm in Dubai! Although somewhat rare, sandstorms are quite an experience! The eerie colour they cast on the city would make you think you were on Mars, not the Dubai Marina. But like a true local, our Dubai team is unphased and still...
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Photo of the Week: The Dubai Skyline

Photo of the Week: The Dubai Skyline

Who doesn’t love a good skyline shot? And especially at night! As one of the swankiest destinations in the world, it’s not surprising that Dubai has some stunning skyscrapers, perfect for photographing when they’re all lit up and reflected in the waters. We love this photo because it simply shows...
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Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Meet the finalists for the 2018 #streetfood50 Awards

Big-name, high-end, fancy-pants restaurants may have their place, but for us, we prefer to take it to the streets. We’re more into slurping noodles from nameless shops, grabbing tacos from street corner carts, and snacking on all things served on sticks, served piping hot from a sidewalk grill. The inaugural...
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Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Tips for travellers during Ramadan

Travelling to a Muslim destination during Ramadan and not sure what to expect? We’ve got you covered with all the basics you’ll need to know about the holy month. Let’s start with the basics. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is the holy month of the Islamic calendar, when all Muslims dedicate...
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15 Halloween costume ideas for travellers

15 Halloween costume ideas for travellers

Heading out for Halloween and looking to put a little wanderlust into your costume? Don’t just be a Bavarian beer girl or a French mime, pump your costume full of originality! We’ve pulled together a list of 15 less-than-predictable travel-themed Halloween costumes to help inspire you! Mexican luchadore Lucha Libre...
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