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Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Destination Dubai – Discover the Emirati Culture

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An inspiring blend of sophisticated luxury, authentic Indian heritage and contemporary style – Taj Dubai is a world-class destination. Experience great Indian hospitality at the shores of modern Arabia. When travelling it’s good to learn a bit about the culture before you go so you have some idea how to fit in (rather than look…

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where to shop for fabric in dubai

Shop Like a Local in Dubai

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One of the highlights of my trip to Dubai was to spend an afternoon with one of my lovely blog readers Catherine and her friend Simin, and get to see some of the places locals shop, off the tourist trail.  As I’d visited the Souks and Dubai Mall last trip I thought it would be…

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where to eat in delicious dubai

Delicious Dubai – Where to Eat in Dubai

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Food glorious food!  Dubai is full of so many delicious options for eating out.  We were treated to a range of amazing dining options while in Dubai and I’m going to share with you my favourites. Where to Eat in Dubai Breakfast at The Sum of Us For a delicious breakfast or brunch, The Sum…

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Atlantis Aquaventure Park Dubai

Dubai by the Sea

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There are so many activities you can partake of when in Dubai.  If you love water there are two that I’d recommend.  They are very different experiences by located close to each other on the Palm Jumeirah, the Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park and Eden Beach Club. Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park For a fun filled day…

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Dubai and the Desert

Dubai in the Desert

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Dubai is surrounded by the sea on one side and the desert on the others.  The desert is not to be missed.  If you’re like me, you’d assume that it’s just a vast sandy place with little vegetation or appeal.  The first is true, there is little vegetation, but it has a beauty that has…

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Entrance of the Taj Dubai hotel

Taj Dubai Hotel – Home away from Home

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An inspiring blend of sophisticated luxury, authentic Indian heritage and contemporary style – Taj Dubai is a world-class destination. Experience great Indian hospitality at the shores of modern Arabia. This Dubai experience was provided by Dubai Tourism and Nuffnang. The Taj Dubai hotel is in the Dubai Downtown area with views over the Burj Khalifa…

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In the sky over Dubai

Dubai from the Sky

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An inspiring blend of sophisticated luxury, authentic Indian heritage and contemporary style – Taj Dubai is a world-class destination. Experience great Indian hospitality at the shores of modern Arabia. This post is thanks to Dubai Tourism and Nuffnang One way to see all of Dubai and its surrounds is via the sky. I have been lucky…

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packing for dubai

How I Packed for Dubai the 2nd Time Around

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An inspiring blend of sophisticated luxury, authentic Indian heritage and contemporary style – Taj Dubai is a world-class destination. Experience great Indian hospitality at the shores of modern Arabia. I consider myself to be incredibly blessed. I have a gorgeous husband, fabulous kids, and I make my living pursing my passion for fashion and style….

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Flatiron Building Manhattan

New York – Midtown

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Now I know you native New Yorkers will probably tell me that I’m not addressing this part of Manhattan with it’s correct name, and I’m really meaning everything from around Times Square down to New York University. It’s that mid part of Manhattan below Central Park that I’m referring to, and the last geographical area…

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Statue of Liberty from Staten Island Ferry

New York – Southern End

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Brooklyn Bridge Take the train to Court St Station, get out and walk up to the park, cross it then down the street (you can see the Manhattan Bridge in the skyline, that’s the direction to head), you will pass under a bridge, keep an eye out on your left for a set of stairs…

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Ballet dancer outside the Lincoln Centre New York

New York – Upper West Side

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When I was in New York in August we stayed on the Upper West Side – 77th St and I have to say it was a great location.  It’s quiet and quaint with lots of gothic architecture, and there are heaps of places to eat and you are close to Central Park and also the Hudson…

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Highline Artwork NYC

New York – Lower West Side

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Another great area to visit in New York is the Lower West Side.  Have your walking shoes on because you’ll be covering lots of ground, and walk off the main roads to enjoy the local ambiance.  This part of New York is very different from mid-town and many other areas.  It really does have it’s…

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Upper East Side New York - what to see

New York – Upper East Side

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Given that there is just so much to cover from my recent trip to New York, I have decided to regionalise my travels and share where I went and what I saw.  First up, the Upper East Side of New York. Top of the Rock – Rockefeller Centre A modern Art Deco style building. This is…

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Imogen Lamport AICI CIP

My AICI Conference in Washington DC

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As you may be aware I recently spent a couple of weeks in the USA (more trip posts coming soon) and I’ve been asked to share some of my highlights of my professional association the AICI’s Conference in Washington DC, which was the original purpose of my trip (I just like to add a little holiday…

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Central Park NY what to see

What to See in Central Park New York

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On your list of what to see in New York must be Central Park. It’s more than just your average park. Way more.  Not only can you join the throngs of joggers on the winding roads, you can stroll for hours around the paths, discovering many delights as you turn each corner.   We spent…

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Travel Capsule for Summer in NY and DC - what I'm packing and why

Travel Capsule for New York and DC in Summer

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So I’m leaving winter tomorrow and heading to summer and I can’t wait. I’m not a cold weather person, I find it painful (seriously I ache with cold sometimes) so I’m looking forward to leaving this long winter and enjoying some serious heat in New York and Washington DC. My trip is part holiday, with…

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Destination Sydney

Destination Sydney

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This trip was provided to me thanks to Nuffnang, Destination NSW, Qantas and Rydges I love a weekend away.  It makes it feel like the weekend is more than just a couple of days and so I was thrilled when I was offered the opportunity by Destination NSW and Nuffnang to spend a few days in…

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