Short Trips for Eid Break: Holiday Ideas For Dubai Residents

The month of September is fast approaching and I can’t get any excited myself! Why? There’s gonna be long weekend starting Sept. 9, hooray! While many have already planned their holidays ahead, here I am doing a last minute search for get-aways within my 1000 km radius. It will only be a few days after all so there really isn’t a need to spend a lot to enjoy a short holiday.

I have always been a budgetarian and I travel cheap all the time so here are some holiday ideas that I’d like to share with you.

If you are already tight on schedule for a 4-day short trip, book a flight to Qatar and take a tour of Doha

photo of dhow cruise ships in Doha

Qatar is one of the closest countries near the UAE where you can easily book a return flight on Emirates Airlines or Saudi Airlines for as little as AED 700. I’ve been here last year and I pretty much liked the neighbourhood near the corniche and marina area. Aside from historical sites, there are places that you can see in Doha like Souq Waqif, the Museum of Islamic Art, Corniche, Kingdom of Aladdin amusement park, The Pearl, Al Bidda Park, and many others.

Dining At Intersect By Lexus

Intersect by Lexus interior photo

If you think this post is about cars, no it is not. This is a food review and here in Dubai, you can easily connect cars with food because there's always a common ground for everything. Wait... what?

Finding The Best Eggs (For Breakfast) That Will Never Break Your Heart

photo of La Serre boulangerie

I confess: aside from my thing for walls, doors, windows and food, I have a thing for eggs. Not the kind of egg that breaks your heart into pieces but eggs that actually make somebody else's morning - the breakfast eggs.

And Downtown Dubai is a great spot for an early egg hunting.  Come search for best breakfasts in Dubai and you will easily come across several restaurants located at the Centre of Now. This means, a handful of eggs, of different recipes and flavours, from different countries, is waiting to be discovered.

photo of bloggers doing their usual thing


Along with a few blogger friends (Lady, Doc Gelo, Myla, and Kriska), we crawled the stretch of Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard to search for the best breakfast eggs being offered in Downtown Dubai. What we found is more than just a plate.

Celebrating International Friendship Day at Zen The Spa

Zen The Spa in Al Ghurair Rayhaan Rotana

Happy International Friendship Day everyone! Who did you celebrate your friendship day with?

I'm not sure if I have mentioned it at all but I love bringing my roommies with me whenever I attend events. They are always one of my guests or 'plus one' - we are a package and I make sure that they enjoy what I get too. And if I can actually bring all four of them, I would!

#RSATravelTales: I Was UNLUCKY In Georgia... And Here's Why

travel section feature

So there you go, a bucket list ticked off. I was given the opportunity to get an article published on Read Magazine Issue No. 266, page 14. Tons of emails and heart warming messages came in this week, I couldn't thank everyone enough for all the wishes. Everyone thought that the photos I took were awesome but I think, I could've shown more of the country IF everything went according to plan.