Let’s start this blog post by saying that we don’t follow the Formula 1, but having lived in the Emirates for a number of years now, the Abu Dhabi GP was something that we wanted to experience at least once. The race which is held annually on the Yas Marina Circuit is arguably the biggest sporting event held in the UAE with over 60,000 spectators taking to Yas Island each year to experience the final race of the Formula 1 season.


We absolutely love the United Arab Emirates and all of the amazing sights and experiences that it has to offer. Therefore we proudly present the ultimate guide to the country, with our ’50 Essential UAE Experiences.’ Whether you’re a long time resident or a tourist just passing through – we guarantee that this is the list for you as there are things included that you won’t find in any guide book – enjoy!

Since arriving in the UAE a number of years ago, we have consistently heard great things about the Ripe Markets that take place at various locations throughout the Emirates. With the weather finally cooling down and the fact that we were yet to visit the newly renovated Mother Of The Nation Park (formally Mushrif Central Park) in Abu Dhabi – we finally decided that it was about time that we went to check it out for ourselves.

As the weather in the UAE changes and we brace ourselves for the oppressive heat of another desert summer, we suggest that you take to one of the many waterparks for an opportunity to cool off and attempt to escape the heat.

There are a number of waterpark options throughout the Emirates, so we have visited them to give you the pros and cons of each park. Out & About UAE proudly present ‘The Water Park Rundown!’

Last week, when the UAE was recognised as being the hottest place in the world (50.5°C in Al Ain!) Out & About UAE decided to take a trip to Ski Dubai and get some some respite from the sweltering heat.

Located inside the Mall Of The Emirates, Ski Dubai is the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort and a marvel of the modern world. It’s the size of three football fields (22,500 SQM) and contains five runs, at a maximum height of 85m. Snow is present all year round and the temperature is maintained between -2°C and -20°C.

Ajman, also known as the ‘Sunshine Emirate’, is the smallest of the seven Emirates that make up the UAE.  Located only thirty minutes from Dubai, it feels like a world away from the congestion and urban sprawl. Ajman is still a relatively small and sleepy fishing town, with a very traditional feel, almost as though time has gone by unchanged for hundreds of years. We recently took a weekend trip to explore Ajman, and here are the things that we recommend that you see and do.

This weeks blog post is here to give you an idea of the places in the Emirates you can visit to experience wildlife. I know a lot of people do not condone zoos, but the places on this list are making tremendous efforts to boost conservation and ensure that these animals are around for future generations to experience. The attractions listed in this post all offer an opportunity to see animals that you would otherwise never get to see, and are great places for educating children.