An Exceptional Experience: San Diego

By Shereen Shabnam San Diego is full of life during the day and gets even more vibrant at night. As ‘America’s Finest City’, the warm friendly disposition filters down to almost everyone you encounter on the streets and the vibe comes across more laid-back than most cities in the USA. San Diego is full of world-famous attractions so my visit there with a group of friends saw us exploring the meandering streets, the outlet mall near the exhibition centre where we were based and we barely had time for the zoo, the museums of Balboa Park or the many beaches … Continue reading An Exceptional Experience: San Diego

Arabian Dreams: Abu Dhabi

BY Shereen Shabnam As an international cultural destination with a rich history and heritage, together with the diversity of its dramatic landscapes, Abu Dhabi offers visitors some of the best attractions the United Arab Emirates has to offer. My monthly trips to the Capital include a mix of business and pleasure and post meeting visits to explore different places in the city is the norm. In this issue, I have curated some of my favourite places. The Louvre Abu Dhabi The world-class Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum not only hosts artworks and relics of the past but also does contemporary Art … Continue reading Arabian Dreams: Abu Dhabi

The World Expo Arrives at our Doorstep

Explore, Experience and Innovate By Shereen Shabnam It has been a journey of discovery the last few months as an Expo 2020 volunteer and learning about one of the oldest and largest international events on the planet, that takes place every five years and lasts six months.  Expo 2020 Dubai will be the first World Expo ever hosted in the Middle East, Africa, and will be held from the 1st of October 2021 to the 31st of March 2022. Expected to attract over 25 million visitors, the site is 4.4 square kilometers in size, equivalent to more than 600 soccer … Continue reading The World Expo Arrives at our Doorstep

A Greek Culinary Voyage: GAIA at DIFC Dubai

By Shereen Shabnam Located at Gate Village DIFC, GAIA offers an intimate dining experience with cuisine inspired by the Greek-Mediterranean culinary culture. We spent an enthralling evening at this bustling contemporary venue sampling authentic and fresh cuisine that is unique, flavorful and translates the elements of the sun, land and sea into every plate. Food at GAIA takes centre stage, but the dining experience is enhanced by the warm interior design that lends to the welcoming ambience and the exceptional service under the meticulous guidance of Frank Serroul, the General manager of GAIA. From the fresh seafood counter, bread straight … Continue reading A Greek Culinary Voyage: GAIA at DIFC Dubai