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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

By on August 26, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 8 Comments
Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

“Travel opens your heart, broadens your mind and fills your life with stories to tell.” – Paula Bendfeldt On Saturday, we headed to Al Ain, the Garden City, with our Gate 1 group via bus. On our way there, we spied Oman, another country I had never thought of visiting. Our guide encouraged us to […]

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Red Dune Safari with Sand Boarding, UAE

By on June 29, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 10 Comments
Red Dune Safari with Sand Boarding, UAE

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventure.” – Lovelle Drachman When Elaine and I booked our trip to the UAE, we knew one thing we wanted to do was hang out in the desert. Gate 1 offered a safari tour, but Elaine found something better through Viator. Their day trip went to the […]

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Dubai City Tour

By on June 23, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Dubai City Tour

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy One day, Elaine called me when she saw a great deal for Dubai and Abu Dhabi from Gate 1, a travel agency we have used in the past. Gate 1 was offering an 8 Day […]

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Alexandra Dhow Cruise in the Dubai Marina

By on May 29, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 11 Comments
Alexandra Dhow Cruise in the Dubai Marina

“Take every chance you have in life, because some things only happen once.” – Karen Gibbs After an amazing day at the Jumeirah Mosque, Elaine and I headed to our hotel to get ready for our evening on the water. While in the States, Elaine found the Alexandra Dhow Boat Cruise in the Dubai Marina, […]

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Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Dubai: Open Doors. Open Minds.

By on May 4, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 11 Comments
Jumeirah Grand Mosque, Dubai: Open Doors. Open Minds.

“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama Jumeirah Grand Mosque hit my radar on my Emirates flight to Dubai. The beautiful structure promised a cultural experience. I was intrigued, and […]

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The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall

By on April 21, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
The Dubai Fountain, The Dubai Mall

“Of all the books in the world, the best stories are found between the pages of a passport.” After an amazing dinner at Pierchic, we grabbed a cab and headed to the Dubai Fountain and the Dubai Mall. We wanted to experience the delightful immersion of dancing water, lights, and music at night. The Dubai […]

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Dubai: Pierchic, Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean

By on April 9, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Dubai: Pierchic, Where the Sun Kisses the Ocean

“It is almost impossible to watch a sunset and not dream.” – Bernard Williams A few years ago, my friend, Leann, sent me an article, 35 Most Amazing Restaurants With A View. I was able to hit two of these restaurants, Asiate and El Farallon, the following month. Since the view was spectacular at each […]

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Dubai: Kite Beach

By on April 2, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Dubai: Kite Beach

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” – Jacques Consteau  Although we left the States on Sunday night, we did not arrive until Monday night. Tuesday was our first day to explore. We decided to check out one of Dubai’s beaches. First up, a quick walk to the […]

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Touchdown: Dubai

By on March 30, 2019 in Dubai Travel with 9 Comments
Touchdown: Dubai

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break free from the journey.” – Pat Conroy A very excited, sleepy girl boarded her Emirates Airlines flight. I had never flown with them before, so I was looking forward to experiencing what they were all about. From what I heard, they had […]

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Three Firemen and a Girl in Leopard Pajamas

“Firefighters save more than homes. They save hearts, memories and dreams.” – Whole Truth Project The day I had been waiting for finally arrived. In a few hours, I would be hopping on a plane and traveling to the United Arab Emirates. The last few weeks leading up to my vacation had been a whirlwind […]

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