In the Land of the Nizams The benefits of having grown up in Dubai and graduating from a boarding school in India is that you have friends in the four corners of the world. The downside is that you don't get to see them regularly and when you do decide to meet, you have to use sacred leave days to travel somewhere you may have been umpteen times. Of course, the point is to catch up with friends after months or years apart, but still... I've always tried to put as many eggs into my basket as I can and so my friends and I try to meet in a place . . .
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Crusin' along the Dalmatian Coast Have you ever heard of the old adage, otherwise known as Murphy's Law, that, "anything that can go wrong, will go wrong"? That is how my two girlfriends and I felt in the days leading up to our road trip to mark 10 years of graduation from University and 13 years of friendship. This particular trip was years in the making. Not only do we live in three different cities but each of us have very full schedules so trying to find a mutually convenient time to travel was an achievement in its own right. Getting . . .
Escape from Abu Dhabi Sir Bani Yas Island had been on the family bucket list since it had been opened to the public. After many months of talking about want to visit, we took advantage of a long public holiday weekend in October and booked a stay at the Anantara Sir Bani Yas Islands Resorts. Apparently, a couple dozen other couples/families had the same idea. Anantara manages and operates three distinct properties on the island, (1) Desert Islands, (2) Al Yamm and (3) Al Sahel, the latter two being villa properties. But let's start at . . .