One of my all-time favourite things to do in Dubai has got to be Aura Skypool. This sky-high hangout opened relatively recently and happens to be the world’s highest infinity pool, located at the top of the Palm Tower. As you would expect, the views are nothing short of breathtaking. The wraparound infinity pool provides 360-degree sights of Dubai and beyond, with all of the iconic landmarks in clear view. From Aura Skypool, you’ll be able to spot the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and the Ain Dubai (to name a few) making it one of the ultimate selfie-spots. Likened to an island in the sky, if you want to visit a magical place where the sea meets the sky then look no further.

Aura Skypool
Aura Skypool Dubai
Aura Skypool Dubai
Aura Skypool Dubai
Aura Skypool Dubai
Aura Skypool Dubai
The best pools in Dubai 

The best pools in Dubai 

Sometimes, a bit of rest and relaxation by the pool is just the ticket. There are swimming pools aplenty in Dubai - most residential buildings are kitted out with luxury swimming pools and it goes without saying that this is also the case for pretty much all of the...

Top 10 sky bars across the world

Top 10 sky bars across the world

If there’s one thing that I love to do when I am playing tourist (especially in a new city), it's to go to a sky bar and can take in the lay of the land from on-high. Over the years I have been lucky enough to visit a fair few so I thought I would compile a roundup of...

Exploring the UAE

Exploring the UAE

The UAE is an incredible destination. Though Dubai tends to get the lion’s share of the spotlight when it comes to international tourism, there is plenty to see and do in the UAE’s other emirates. I have put together a roundup of some of my favourite highlights...

Northern dining and nightlife favourites – UK

Northern dining and nightlife favourites – UK

Having lived up North (many moons ago), over the years I have been lucky enough to get a taste of what the region has to offer in the culinary department. Whether you are fortunate enough to call the North your home or are simply planning a trip there in the future, I...

Ultimate guide to Dubai

Ultimate guide to Dubai

Dubai is a place that I have lived in and loved and so I thought it would only be fair to share some of my favourite places and things to do in the emirate. I feel like I really made the most of my time out there to experience as much of it as possible, so I want to...

ME Dubai hotel at The Opus by Zaha Hadid

ME Dubai hotel at The Opus by Zaha Hadid

Dubai is home to a collection of impossibly futuristic buildings but if there’s one that really stands out amongst the rest it's The Opus (sorry Burj Khalifa).  Located in Business Bay, the unmissable structure was designed by late Iraqi-British architect legend, Dame...

The best cafes and coffee in Dubai

The best cafes and coffee in Dubai

When it comes to Dubai’s wide selection of fabulous cafes, you are spoilt for choice if you are partial to some good coffee and perhaps something sweet whilst you’re at it. I just love cafes, they are probably my favourite place to hang out. Be if for solo laptop...

Bulgari Resort Dubai

Bulgari Resort Dubai

When it comes to high-end hangouts where you can get your dose of sun, fun and indulgence then it’s no surprise that you are spoilt for choice in Dubai. If there's one place that really stands out amongst the pack, for me it’s an easy choice. Enter: Bulgari Resort...

Clifton, Bristol – UK

Clifton, Bristol – UK

Bristol has got to be one of my favourite UK cities. Having spent a stint of time there in my early 20s, I have fond memories of it. Bristol is the largest city in the South West so it was always seen as a place of fascination and excitement for us small-village folk...

Why you should move to Dubai

Why you should move to Dubai

Thinking of shaking life up a bit? In need of a change? If so then making a move to Dubai in 2o22 is a good option. When it comes to living and working in Dubai, making the move relatively easy to set up. That's not to mention that as a destination, Dubai has much to...

Why Brits should consider moving to Dubai

Why Brits should consider moving to Dubai

Are you considering making a big life change in 2022? If moving to another country is an idea that you have been mulling then I say, why not? Why not make this the year that you simply go for it? Moving to Dubai was one of the best decisions I ever made, for a...

Edinburgh, Scotland – UK

Edinburgh, Scotland – UK

When it comes to my favourite UK cities, I am sure I am not alone in considering Edinburgh right up there at the top of the list. As a city, Edinburgh has all of the makings of a top-notch destination. It's sizable, has a rich history with picture-perfect historic...

Life lately #2

Life lately #2

At the blink of an eye it's 'life lately' time of the month once again. I am back in Blighty in time for the spring - though it admittedly it is taking some time to adjust to the mild British spring weather and I have been spending a lot of time bundled up in knitwear...

Dubai life – 10 things I missed about the UK

Dubai life – 10 things I missed about the UK

Dubai is a fantastic place to live - be it for a few years or something longer term. From the ambitious international crowd of expats, a lively restaurant and nightlife scene to its expansive stretch of coastline where beach days aplenty can be enjoyed. It's safe to...

Full tour of Dubai Mall

Full tour of Dubai Mall

One of the main things that attracts people into Dubai from far and wide is its amazing shopping offerings, namely the Dubai Mall. As the largest mall in the world (it is literally like a whole town under one roof) you are spoiled for choice if a bit of retail therapy...

Road trip to Jebel Jais – the highest point in the UAE

Road trip to Jebel Jais – the highest point in the UAE

There are few things in life that I enjoy more than a good road trip. The scenery, the stops en route, the building anticipation for the final destination...what's not to love? One of my good friends from Singapore happened to be visiting Dubai so we thought what...

Raffles The Palm Dubai

Raffles The Palm Dubai

Since it opened late last year, Raffles The Palm Dubai has become one of my favourite destinations in Dubai. From the grand, palatial architecture to the choice beachside location and the welcoming and attentive staff, there is much that I love about...

My experience with sensory deprivation / flotation therapy

My experience with sensory deprivation / flotation therapy

Despite its scary sounding name, sensory deprivation is something that I have been wanting to try for quite some time. Also known as flotation therapy, it involves floating in a pod to induce a deep and intense state of meditation. Sensory deprivation is said to have...

Life lately #1

Life lately #1

Oh how time flies. Can anyone else hardly believe that we are already midway through March? I had initially pledged to myself that I would do a 'life lately' roundup each month this year but as I'm only now posting the first instalment, so you can draw your own...

Life in Dubai

Life in Dubai

Since I took that one way ticket, life before Dubai seems like an eternity ago. When I look back on the year, I almost need to pinch myself when I think of some of the incredible things that I got the privilege to experience. What’s more, I learnt a lot about myself...