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Reviewed: The Ritz Carlton Dubai Marina

The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Dubai is located in the Dubai Marina district right next to the chic café-lined JBR Walk. Jumeira Beach Residences (or ‘JBR’ to those in the know) provide a backdrop of pale tower-blocks while views stretch across lush landscaped gardens, over a wide beach and out to the blue seas of the Arabian Gulf. Here’s my reivew of this Dubai hotel.

Five Sides of Dubai

Dubai is a diverse city so I’ve put together some must-dos which showcase five different characteristics of the city and its surroundings; nature, gastronomy, history, culture and, of course, shopping. So here’s my top five – what to see and do in Dubai…

A Food Lover’s Tour of Old Dubai

Arva Ahmed is passionate about Old Dubai, its people, their stories, traditions and food. We went with her on a tour of discovery ‘A Food Lover’s Early Morning March’. We visited markets and souks and crossed the creek; we met traders and local people who shared with us their stories, their passions and spoke to us the ‘language of food’.

March on The Travelbunny

March has come and gone in a flash and we’re into April already. The weather’s warming up, we’ve got the whole summer ahead of us and today, 01 April, is The Travelbunny’s fourth birthday! Crazy that I started my blog on April Fool’s Day although some would say apt!

Dubai Food Festival – Find your Flavour

I’d never thought of Dubai as a leading gastronomic destination but with over 200 nationalities living in the city there’s a huge culinary diversity and range of flavours including the city’s own Emirati fare and Arabic traditions.

Sky High in Dubai at the Burj Khalifa

Skyscrapers don’t come any taller than The Burj Khalifa and as we arrived I craned my neck and looked up, and up, and up. Soaring high into the sky above Dubai at 830 metres to the tip it’s the world’s tallest building.


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Sky High in Dubai at the Burj Khalifa

Skyscrapers don’t come any taller than The Burj Khalifa and as we arrived I craned my neck and looked up, and up, and up. Soaring high into the sky above Dubai at 830 metres to the tip it’s the world’s tallest building.

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Discovering Dubai

Dubai is an extraordinary place; home of skyscrapers, deserts and the world’s tallest building. But there’s another side to Dubai and amid the skyscrapers I found a city with an authentic Emirati culture, a rich heritage and a fascinating food scene.

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Golf at Sea Links Golf Club, Mui Ne, Vietnam

That time we spent a day playing 18 holes at Sea Links Golf & Country Club – Asia’s most challenging links golf course. Sea Links with its roller-coaster fairways, stunning views and great caddies made for a perfect round of golf.

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Vietnam – What to See in Mui Ne

Mui Ne, a small fishing town with a long sandy beach, is the kite-surfing hub of SE Asia. But if you’re not looking for an adrenaline hit there’s sightseeing in the area that’s worth a visit. Check out my guide on what’s to see in Mui Ne.

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Dubai Food Festival – Find your Flavour

I’d never thought of Dubai as a leading gastronomic destination but with over 200 nationalities living in the city there’s a huge culinary diversity and range of flavours including the city’s own Emirati fare and Arabic traditions.

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Vietnam – Food, Flavour and Phở

Vietnamese cuisine with its refreshing flavours, citrus hits and use of distinctive herbs and warm spices is one that’ll shake up your taste-buds. So pull up a little plastic chair and grab your chopsticks…

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Hong Kong Cooking Class at School of Wok

An evening at School of Wok learning the art of Hong Kong cuisine with chef Jeremy Pang. Chinese dumplings, chicken clay pot and Hong Kong noodles were all on the menu with a large measure of fun.

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The UNI Masterclass – Sushi, Ceviche and Pisco Sours

Sushi. Deliciously delicate and oh so pretty. I’ve always been partial to those little bite-sized gems and recently spent a fun afternoon discovering how to make them for myself. UNI is a Japanese and Peruvian fusion – ‘Nikkei’ – restaurant in London’s Belgravia offering sushi making master classes.

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Suzanne Jones

Hello, I’m Suzanne, welcome to The Travelbunny, where I aim to inspire a touch of wanderlust, culinary curiosity and a dash of adventure. Join me on the journey…

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