Abu Dhabi Travel Guide

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Dubai Travel Guide

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A guide to budget accommodation in Dubai

There’s not much in the way of budget accommodation in Dubai. Cheap guest house style accommodation that is common in Asian destinations does not fit in with Dubai’s grandmaster plan of being a luxury holiday and shopping stop-over hub. Hostels There is one hostel in Dubai, the UAE YHA, though it’s not in the most […]

Arrow to Mecca in hotel rooms

My hotel room in Dubai has a black arrow on the ceiling pointing in the direction to Mecca, a common feature of hotels in Islamic countries. [Black arrow on the hotel ceiling indicating the direction to Mecca.]

Notes on Dubai – old and new

Notes from my trip to Dubai in October 2007. Dubai Weather… …is hot. Damn hot! At the end of September the forcast maximum is 40 deg C and a minium of 29 deg C. Step out of the air conditioned comfort of the airport and it hits you in the face and fills your lungs. […]