All the bling you ever wanted is waiting for you at Dubai’s Gold Souk

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 25 June 2015

No outfit is complete without a little bling, and if you’re shopping for the perfect piece, you’ll want to pack those bags and head to Dubai. This incredible city is a shopper’s dream, offering a vast array of retail experiences.

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Champagne and strawberries in the desert? At this luxury resort, everything is possible

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 24 June 2015

There’s only one place to go when you want to be treated like royalty – Dubai! This incredible city boasts more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine, making it an ideal destination for any traveller seeking new adventures. And you can’t experience it all within a one-time stopover, either. There’s just too much to discover.

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Enjoy a martini 200 metres above sea level at Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 23 June 2015

If we could put one bar on our bucket list, it would be Dubai’s Jumeirah Skyview Bar. Not only does the Skyview Bar give you amazing views of downtown Dubai, but it’s located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab – meaning, you’re literally on top of the world while you’re here.

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Dance the night away in an exclusive Dubai club put on by designer Roberto Cavalli

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Monday 22 June 2015

Pack your bags, gals, and jet off to Dubai where sunny weather is guaranteed, with beautifully warm days during the summer and mild days during the winter. There’s something for everyone to enjoy here, from shopping malls and souqs (open-air marketplaces), to thriving arts and culture hotspots – making this city of friendly people a holiday maker’s dream any time of the year. But don’t just explore the city during the day; Dubai is a safe metropolis for continuing your sightseeing in the evening, too.

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Cruise down the ‘Venice of the Middle East’ in one of Dubai’s dhows

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 19 June 2015

There’s no doubt that Dubai is home to some of the world’s finest restaurants. But what you might not know is that the food is affordable, too. Of course, you can dine with foodies at high-end hotspots, but Dubai dining is just as eclectic as its population, with cuisines celebrated from every culture and at every price point.

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Venture on a night safari in Dubai and go star gazing with your friends

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Thursday 18 June 2015

When it comes time to spoil yourself – and we mean really spoil yourself – head to Dubai. This cosmopolitan city offers more than 300 days of guaranteed sunshine and boasts a safe environment for exploring any hour of the day. But when the sun goes down, there’s one place you’ll want to be, and that’s on a night safari with your friends.

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Soak up the sun on your own private beach at Dubai’s Jumeirah beach shoreline

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Wednesday 17 June 2015

With 300 days of guaranteed sunshine every year, it’s no wonder Dubai has become a sunbather’s paradise. And this bustling city makes sure every visitor takes advantage of the weather by offering exclusive beach access at some of the world’s most exclusive clubs.

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Shop ’til you drop then learn how to ski in the middle of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 16 June 2015

If you love to shop, then head on over to Dubai for a non-stop shop-a-thon. This is the place you want to be to pick up all your designer threads and lavish goods. But Dubai is not only a shopper’s paradise; it’s an adventurous wonderland. In this fascinating city, you can shop ’til you drop then learn how to ski right in the middle of Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates.

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Here’s what it takes to keep an Emirates airplane in the skies

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By Sorrel Kesby in Cool Travel on Tuesday 14 April 2015

We all know that airplanes are large and expensive to run (why else would we pay a fortune to fly?) but few of us realise the sheer scale of what it takes to keep one of these flying monsters in the air. Keith Carter, Vice President of the Emirates Overhaul Workshop in Dubai, recently gave us unprecedented access to where the vast Emirates fleet gets serviced, repaired and polished.

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Ever wanted to be part of an international cabin crew? This is how you do it

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By Sorrel Kesby in Cool Travel on Tuesday 10 March 2015

I had the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Emirates Cabin Crew training facility in Dubai (yes, you hate me, I get it) and I discovered some pretty interesting facts about the training these ladies and lads have to go through to get you that next bourbon and Coke.

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The highest BASE jump just took place in Dubai

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By Rachel Oakley in New Events on Friday 25 April 2014

At 828-metres-tall, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa is the world’s tallest building. And just for comparison, Taipei 101 is just 508 metres and New York’s Empire State Building comes in at a meager 381 metres. Daredevils Fred Fugen and Vince Reffet broke the world record for BASE jumping on April 21st by plunging off the Burj Khalifa. […]

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Dubai sets the world record for the largest fireworks display

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By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Monday 6 January 2014

Watch out New York, Dubai is quickly becoming the place to be on New Year’s Eve. To celebrate the incoming year, Dubai broke the world record for the largest fireworks display by using more than half a million fireworks. Guinness says on their website, ‘Ten months in planning, over 500,000 fireworks were used during the […]

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Dubai’s police fight crime in outrageous supercars

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 5 August 2013

Just when we thought the abandoned luxury cars of Dubai were the limit, along comes the even more outlandish news that Dubai’s police force drive the sweetest rides — including the ridiculously expensive Aston Martin One-77, as well as the snazzy Lamborghini Aventador. Here, have a look at some of these road beauties.

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In Dubai, overweight residents will be rewarded with gold if they shape up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 24 July 2013

With over half its residents putting a lot of stress on body scales, the city is now appealing to its overweight residents to throw some weight off and grab their fair share of gold as reward.

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Abandoned luxury cars in Dubai

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 29 May 2013

This can only happen in Dubai: ridiculously expensive luxury cars are being dumped in droves at carparks and roads. Apparently the odd phenomenon stems from both expatriates and locals who flee the city in a hurry to avoid having to pay off their massive bank loans.

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