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This blog is all about experiencing and chronicling Dubai’s top picks and finest attractions. From the very best, I periodically select the most amazing activities to be enjoyed, the top attractions to experience, the finest dining outlets, the most authentic haunts and corners to check out, the best live entertainment and the leading overall places to head to according to season, travel interests and travelling party.

Because a destination as ever-changing and exciting as Dubai (growing and innovating full steam ahead whatever the time of year) should also be experienced according to what’s going on over certain dates; this series of Dubai blog posts aims to pass on all of my first-hand knowledge and tips drawing from my own personal experiences as well as the latest news on the most exhilarating things to come (and with Dubai, trust me, there’s always something). So, when planning to make Dubai your next holiday destination and if seeking the top things to do, see and enjoy, this is the blog space to check out and read up on. Scroll down and get inspired!

Susana Corona

Susana Corona's Been There Done That

  • Dined while surrounded by sharks at Atlantis, The Palm's spectacular underwater restaurant.
  • Sailed down the Dubai Creek on a traditional abra for the equivalent of less than 20 pence!
  • Walked "The Walk" on Jumeirah Beach and experienced Dubaiཿs booming seaside coffee culture.
  • Climbed 555 metres to the observation deck of the famed Burj Khalifa; the world's tallest tower.
  • Went off the beaten path in Old Deira and explored the old town on foot under 40°C scorching heat ཿ and survived!

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  • 15 Jan 2019
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What's on in Dubai

What’s on in Dubai this January – Dubai Shopping Festival, International Kite Fest, George Ezra Live and Dubai World Cup Carnival

Dubai starts the new year in the midst of the annual shopping frenzy of the world-famous Dubai Shopping Festival (DSS) now in its 24th edition, and although things remained relatively quiet (DSS fireworks aside) for the first couple of weeks in January, the events calendar has just started heating up again with exciting happenings for all tastes and interests. Here we tell you what to look forward to in Dubai this month if you happen to be starting 2019 in the UAE’s most coveted city!
  • 22 Dec 2018
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  • Susana Corona
Dubai in a nutshell

Top ten places for hipsters and millennials in which to drink up Dubai's trendy cafe scene

With its swanky hotels and often over-the-top lavish venues, Dubai had somewhat been lacking in ultra-cool, hip spaces for artsy souls and hipsters. But no more! The emirate's booming cafe culture is catching up with millennial trends and proof of it are a selection of creative eateries, which go beyond the traditional coffee shop concept to offer much more besides. Here we explore Dubai's up-and-coming trendy cafe scene with a selection of what we believe are the best hipster haunts yet.
  • 10 Dec 2018
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  • Susana Corona
What's on in Dubai

What’s on in Dubai this December - Enrique Iglesias in concert, winter markets, New Year's Eve fireworks and festive cheer all around!

With the start of December, the spread of festive cheer all around starts to be visible. From Christmas trees being put up to lights brightening up the evenings in the streets, much of the globe embrace this magical time of year. Dubai is no different, and despite this being a Muslim city it joins in the widespread celebrations with pop-up winter markets, festive shows and the usual New Year's Eve parties and fireworks. If in Dubai this month, it's time to get your cheer on!
  • 12 Nov 2018
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What's on in Dubai

What's on in Dubai this November - Dubai Fitness Challenge, Dubai Design Week, great family shows and plenty of live music for all tastes

November brings to Dubai a lot of movement and fun fitness pursuits in what's to be the year's most active month. The arrival of Dubai Fitness Challenge sees many of the city's public venues transformed into sports courts and outdoor gyms with a variety of active pursuits to try. Beyond that, music really comes to live in Dubai this month and there's something for all tastes, from DJ sessions to concerts under the stars and classical delights.
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