Discover Dubai – head to this exciting emirate where anything is possible

Once a small fishing village in the Arabian Gulf, Dubai is today one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. One of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates, Dubai offers a truly memorable experience to all visitors. Those looking for a relaxing beach break will find glorious sands and sparkling […]…

Dubai Expo 2020

Really enjoyed our visit to the Dubai Expo – so much so that we went back for a second visit. Anyone aged 60 and over can get a free multi entry pass. Easy to get to on the Dubai metro. Some of the pavilions are very popular e.g. UAE, Japan,. You can book an entry […]…

One and Only Royal Mirage Dubai

From the moment we stepped out of the taxi door after a long flight you’re made to feel very special and that nothing is too much trouble. We stayed in a suite, which had a entrance, lounge, bedroom, bathroom and balcony. Rooms are really spacious with separate dressing area. Lovely quality furnishings, reflecting the sense […]…

Dubai

For my first trip as a solo traveller, I decided, on the spur of the moment, to book BA flight to Dubai. I had never been there before and always wanted to so this was it! I chose January as it is the coolest time of the year. I then had to choose a hotel […]…

Dubai

I appreciate this site is aimed exclusively at the over 50s, but that doesn’t mean you always get to travel only with people who fit this criteria. Last year I was asked to take a couple of teenagers to Dubai and for those of you who might have to do likewise at some point, here’s […]…

Meydan Racecourse

Meydan races, Dubai, UAE. What an experience! yes you can buy ‘wine and dine’ packages and sit in a ‘posh’ area!!! but don’t. Be daring and queue with the locals in their white robes, women in one line and men in another! Yes you will be looked at, but do not be worried, everyone is […]…

Burj Khalifa

We went up the Burj Khalifa in Dubai – the tallest building in the world at over half a mile high – to celebrate my 70th birthday. It is a fascinating building towering elegantly above the many other Dubai skyscrapers. As this was a special occasion we had booked tickets on-line before leaving England. (The […]…

Expo 2020 Dubai

Hosted in Dubai until 31 March 2022, this extraordinary exhibition follows in the ground-breaking footsteps of previous 170 World Expos that have showcased the greatest innovations which shape the world we live in….

Dreamy Dubai

For an easy getaway, winter sun and cultural highlights, look no further than Dubai. Read more…