Women expatriates in the United Arab Emirates

Women expatriates in the United Arab Emirates – what is life like for a single female in Dubai?


Weekend at the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah- UAE

The Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah was officially opened in August of 2013 and boasts 346 deluxe rooms and suits. As we entered the hotel’s fabulous valet entrance, the attention to detail and welcome service left us feeling as if we had arrived at… Related posts: 10 Luxury Hotels- […]

10 Luxury Hotels- Fabulous Travel

Luxury hotels are not just a place to sleep but an experience in themselves. From historic to modern, Majorca to Monaco here are 10 favourite Luxury Hotels featured on The Fabulous Times from the past two years. Whether you’re planning a weekend… Related posts: Things to do in Budapest- The Fabulous […]


5 important things expats should know about working in Dubai

Dubai is the business center of the Middle-East, with a number of companies and expatriates moving into the city. The expats who are moving in should be well-versed with the etiquettes, the work environment and type of behavior that is expected in general out of any person who decides to […]

The Dragging Spouse 2

The Dragging Spouse by Rebecca Byfield   I’m sure you’ve heard of a trailing spouse – you’re on a travel and expat site after all – but in case you haven’t, it’s a partner who leaves their careers and family behind to move to another city/country for their partner’s work. […]

The obligatory camel ride in Egypt


Dry Dubai – a good idea or bad?

Dry Dubai – a good idea or bad? by Rebecca Byfield   I recently read an article in Arabian Business that says Dubai hotels are choosing to become alcohol-free to cash in on the Islamic tourism markets.   In the report, Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry President and CEO Hamad […]

3 ways to beat the heat in Dubai

3 ways to beat the heat in Dubai by Rebecca Byfield    This article was written a few years ago, while I was living in Dubai, but given that it’s summer there again, I thought it an ideal time to dust it off and give it a new lease on […]