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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Watching traditional Sri Lankan dancing in Kandy

Two nights ago I was lucky enough to see traditional dancing in Kandy. The costumes were beautiful and the dancing was captivating. Despite being in a hall full of ‘foreigners’ I really enjoyed the performance. Here are some videos that I took whilst I was there. What do you think? Your browser does not support…

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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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My one week Travel-versary!

I can’t believe that I have now been travelling for over one week! I have visited 2 very different places; Dubai is an extremely modern place and a show of excessive wealth whilst Sri Lanka is a place with breathtaking scenery but poverty. I loved Dubai, I would actually live there someday. It’s exotic but…

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Dubai Marina and it’s beautiful architecture

Before I came to Dubai I heard that it was obsessed with being the ‘biggest and best’ in the world. Dubai Marina sealed this view for me! Having bought a day ticket for the metro I was determined to make the most of my short time there in Dubai! I boarded the cool, clean air…

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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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