Exciting Turtle Tales from Saadiyat: Rescue Rehabilitate Release

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“You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.”

Jane Goodall


Turtles are a hot topic of conversation in the UAE at the moment which is partly due to World Turtle Day, held annually on the 23 May. Environmental groups celebrated this day by holding official events to release rehabilitated Hawksbill Turtles back into their natural ocean environment. Here in Abu Dhabi 49 Hawksbill Turtles and 1 Loggerhead Turtle were released at the beach at Emirates Palace and 12 Hawksbill Turtles at Saadiyat Island.

And did you know it is also nesting season…? Read more »

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1000 Nights Camp – Why You Need To Go Glamping In Oman

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“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”



Camels, sand dunes, exotic sunsets and luxury tents – desert ‘glamping’ is without a doubt one experience you must enjoy for yourself if you are lucky enough to be exploring the Middle East.

In this post our family adventure in Oman continues and our road trip takes us to 1000 Nights Camp, located in the heart of Wahiba Sands. Time to head ‘off grid’ and enjoy the custom built comforts designed to provide insights into the nomadic lifestyle of the desert-dwelling Bedouins. Read more »

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Wadi Bani Khalid: Unique Family Adventure in the Desert of Oman

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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.”



What makes the Sultanate of Oman unique is the combination of historical settlements, diverse landscape and ecological history, topped off with the warm welcome from the proud locals. In fact, those of us who have visited this Middle Eastern country have shared so many positive experiences, Oman has been listed as one of the Top Tourist Destinations of 2016. Read more »

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Fashion Revolution Week – the most perfect time for a #haulternative

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“Clothes aren’t going to change the world. The women who wear them will”.

Anne Klein 


It’s Fashion Revolution Week and this year I would like to share a selection of ‘2hand’ outfits in support of their ‘#haulternative’ campaign. An initiative designed to start conversations around fun, practical and environmentally friendly alternatives to buying new, when your wardrobe needs refreshing. Read more »

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Earth Hour At The Ritz, Enjoying A Blind Dinner In The Dark

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“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

Anne Frank


Enjoying a blind dinner on the beach is what initially attracted my attention, closely followed by the intrigue of a secret menu prepared with energy saving methods and organic ingredients. A table for two under the stars, listening to the sound of the ocean, really does sound like the perfect way to spend Earth Hour right?

Such a shame Mother Nature had other ideas – or was it… Read more »

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Local UAE School Shares How To Hold a Successful Beach Clean Up

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“Do Something Now.

If not you, who? If not here, where? If not now, when?”

— Theodore Roosevelt —


When a school community realise the tide is constantly delivering a large quantity of plastic pollution to their end of the ocean channel they organise not just one, but two successful Beach Clean Ups. Their primary focus being to remove the offending waste before it re-enters the ocean current and, by doing so, leave behind a clean and considerably safer environment for their children to ‘Play By The Bay’. Read more »

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