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!’

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.

Al Ain (العين) which translates literally into ‘the spring’ is also known as the Garden City and is located in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, close to the border with Oman – it’s a ninety minute journey from the capital or Dubai and is the perfect place for a weekend escape. Known for its culture and outdoors activities, it’s a must see for any visitor to the Emirates. As an expat who has lived in Al Ain for the past two years, I am hoping to give you the inside track on what to see & do whilst visiting this beautiful city.

Last week Out & About took a trip to the Eastern Mangroves National Park in Abu Dhabi with Noukhada Adventure Company. The mangroves are located just off of the E48 highway, and though the launch point was a little tricky to find, upon arrival we were greeted warmly by the Noukhada team. Once kitted out with  the kayaking essentials of life vests and paddles, and after a brief safety demonstration, we were off!