Dubai has recently eased up visa rules for Indian citizens! If you hold a US green card or valid US visa you can visit Dubai for up to 14 days without any additional paperwork. This facility has now also been extended to Indian citizens who hold a residence permit in … more »
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United Arab Emirates
Dubai was our bitter-sweet “home” for 5 years.
We have written extensively about why we left Dubai and have no plans of coming back.
Even though we might not recommend the United Arab Emirates as a place to live, there sure are some worthy experiences for those visiting! If you travel with an Indian passport, getting a visa for the UAE can be fairly easy too.
Immigrants, Hope and Powder Milk
I remember my first time at the airport in Dubai. I was roaming around the duty free shops, some of which happen to display the largest amount of luxury goods I have ever seen in any airport. Jewelry, high-end designer clothes, sports cars for lucky draws and, in the middle … more »
The Great Outdoors in the UAE
The weather in the UAE normally keeps you confined within your comfortably air conditioned existence. However, when the summer heat dies down (which happens by November), it’s always great to head out and explore! There are several areas around the UAE which have beautiful scenery and amazing landscapes. One weekend … more »
Mommy, is that you?
Before I moved to Dubai, I had never seen a covered woman. Maybe a head scarf here and there (and to be honest, living in Portugal most of my life, barely even that) – but it was in the UAE that I saw a fully covered lady for the first … more »
Travel to my Country 2/4: Africa & The Middle-East
Following the collaborative article exploring different places around Asia and Australia, we now present you travel suggestions within Africa and The Middle East. Some of the countries might not sound like the most popular or obvious destinations for a trip, but that is exactly what this post is all about … more »
Portugueses pelo Mundo: A&Z on Portuguese national TV!
If we needed a souvenir from our years living in Dubai, Portuguese national TV channel RTP has given us a pretty cool one! Several months before we left the UAE, a Portuguese team shooting the TV show “Portugueses pelo Mundo” (translating into “Portuguese Around the World”) came to visit. I … more »
Why I left Dubai and won’t come back, part 2/2
This article is the continuation of Why I left Dubai and won’t come back, part 1/2. Please read the first part HERE. 6. WOMEN are not the same as MEN The rules were created by men in a society dominated my men. That says it all. For example, as … more »
Why I left Dubai and won’t come back, part 1/2
I lived in Dubai for about 4 years – this is where I met my boyfriend. When we decided to quit our jobs in Dubai to start traveling full-time, we got two kinds of reactions from friends and family. The most common was “I wish I could do that as … more »
Flying over the World!
One of the most exciting experiences we’ve ever had in Dubai was definitely skydiving over Palm Jumeirah. When you jump out of the plane, you reach a speed of about 200Km/h and you don’t really have time to think or appreciate the scenery. It’s all about the adrenaline. But when the parachute finally … more »
The best dumplings in Dubai
These are the best dumplings you can get in Dubai. That’s all. If you’re craving some Chinese food, Won Ton on Sheikh Zayed Road is definitely a must-try! The food is reasonably priced (for the location) and the dumplings are to die for! Don’t forget to try their Wonton Noodle … more »