Is Dubai safe for a solo female traveller?

A lot of people that I knew had opinions about what Dubai was like. Many couldn’t understand why I wanted to go there and many questioned whether it was safe. I can now say that- Dubai is one of the safest places to be a solo female traveller!   Yes Dubai has Shariah law but…

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Architecture in Dubai: Bigger is better!

As you may have seen from my previous posts, Dubai has some of the worlds most breathtaking buildings. The Burj al Arab was not only the worlds first ‘seven star hotel’ but the worlds tallest hotel.  The almighty Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world! The impressive Palm can actually be seen from…

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It’s day 19 and I’m feeling homesick…

So far I have felt amazing on this trip, to be honest it’s felt like one big holiday! I was origionally apprehensive about Dubai but I ended up falling in love with it’s exotic similarity. I was also nervous about my trip to Sri Lanka; a place that is not really established on the backpacker…

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First impressions of Dubai

As I stepped off the plane after a long night flight I was transported in to another world. What fascinated me most was the men wearing kanduras and kaffiyehs . The long white robes and head-dresses that Emirati men wear. I knew then that I was in a place with a completely different culture than…

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Pearls and Passports is on the road!

As I write this I have just arrived in my guest house in Sri Lanka after the journey from hell. Over 16 hours to get from my hotel in Dubai to this guesthouse! I loved Dubai and I can’t wait to write all about my experiences there! So far Sri Lanka has been a complete…

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Saying Goodbye

As I write this in exactly 48 hours time I will be high in the sky on a plane travelling to Dubai; the first stop on my big trip. I am so glad that I booked two weeks off work to prepare. Everyday has been filled with sorting my (many) possessions and completing little errands…

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What I’m going to miss from home

Can you believe that it’s only 4 days until I leave! It has come round so fast! I have had a very hectic week with moving out, sorting all of my possessions so that they fit in a box room and planning the perfect packing list! As I said in my last post I have…

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Mourning England before I have even left…

The past few days have been an emotional roller-coaster. I have left my job,  packed up and moved out of a flat that I loved so much in an amazing city and I’ve moved back in to a box room at my parents house. (Only for 10 days until departure day) I never realised just…

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