Other Emirates

Jebel Jais Flight: The world’s longest zipline.

Jebel Jais Flight: The world’s longest zipline.

Even after 11 years in Dubai, there are a few experiences we haven’t ticked off the list — SkyDive Dubai, a night in the Burj Al Arab, and until recently, the world’s longest zipline, located in Ras Al Khaimah.  When a friend announced on Facebook […]

Rain Room Sharjah: Worth the visit?

Rain Room Sharjah: Worth the visit?

Recently, The National announced the opening of the permanent installation, The Rain Room.  This immersive exhibit, launched in 2012 was created by Random International, and seen all over the world, has found its permanent home in, of all places, Sharjah.  My curiosity completely piqued, I […]

Intercontinental Fujairah: A property without an identity.

Intercontinental Fujairah: A property without an identity.

The great thing about having a husband who’s into diving (even if you personally tried and failed epically) is that you get to visit a lot of beach destinations.  In this instance, with Hubs on his way to becoming a Dive Master, he is in need of […]

Oberoi Al Zorah: A modern coastal visit.

Oberoi Al Zorah: A modern coastal visit.

Although it may not sound that way, it’s actually been awhile since I’ve spent a night away from my villa.  I’m not sure if it’s some form of nesting, or just that I’m wildly comfortable (and productive) with my current status quo, or that friends […]

Fairmont Ajman: Unexpected luxury.

Fairmont Ajman: Unexpected luxury.

Even though I’m just back from what felt like a month of hotels that I still need to write about, sometimes we need a vacation from our holiday, do we not?  In this instance, a quick getaway to nearby Ajman fit the bill.  While I’ve […]

Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah: Perfect staycation destination.

Having been to RAK on a few occasions (mostly to visit my favorite UAE property, Banyan Tree Al Wadi) I hadn’t yet had the opportunity to stop by the upscale resort neighbor, the Waldorf Astoria.  Having been to the flagship Waldorf Astoria in New York many years ago […]

Lexington Grill: A romantic venue in RAK.

What first attracted me to visit the Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah was their current ‘Dine Around’ package, which promises three courses spread over three of their on-site restaurants (Lexington Grill, Umi, and Marjan…my inner foodie loves a diverse evening).  My dining partner and I […]

Fairmont Fujairah: Chic coastal getaway.

My love for the Fairmont brand is a strong and steady infatuation, built on years of admiration.  The Fairmont Bab Al Qasr in Abu Dhabi offers my favorite weekend package in the Emirates (which I’ve taken advantage of on numerous occasions) and the Fairmont on SZR […]

Copper Lobster: Elevated dining in Fujairah.

I’ve made it to Fujairah a few times during my time in the region — always as a weekend staycation destination, a place to get away from the busy life in Dubai.  There’s something special about driving through the dunes, then over the mountain to […]



Follow A to Za'atar on WordPress.com