A Head Full of Dreams: Coldplay Lights up Abu Dhabi

Coldplay was back in the capital exactly 5 years after their Mylo Xylto tour to ring in the New Year and their mass appeal and growth was instantly clear – the sold-out show boasted next-level  pyrotechnics, stage lighting and the glowing “XyloBands” made you feel like you were at a rock rave. I’m obviously a bit biased about all this because Coldplay’s one of my … Continue reading A Head Full of Dreams: Coldplay Lights up Abu Dhabi

Sole DXB: Food for the Street-Loving Soul

This past weekend I had a chance to head to Sole DXB and to say that it was just a just a shoe exhibition would be a massive understatement. Conceived 6 years ago, the event has grown onto become an avant-garde celebration of street culture with stalls from famous athletic brands such as Puma and Adidas to and panel discussions as well. Here’s a quick … Continue reading Sole DXB: Food for the Street-Loving Soul

#UAExplore: Al Ain Oasis

As the weather in the UAE cools down, another iconic venue in the UAE has been refurbished and reopened. As the name already gave away, the Al Ain Oasis is a large expanse of palm orchards with shaded walkways where you can explore the city’s humble beginnings as an agricultural hub. Nestled conspicuously right in the midst of Al Ain’s city centre, the UNESCO World … Continue reading #UAExplore: Al Ain Oasis

#UAExplore: 3 Forts You Need to Visit

The UAE is known for its high-rise skyscrapers, expansive air-conditioned shopping malls and it’s vast variety of dining options, but we often overlook the many historical and cultural destinations – particularly the forts – that the country has to offer. As the weather across the country cools down, here’s a roundup of 3 forts you need to visit in the country: Al Jahili Fort, Al … Continue reading #UAExplore: 3 Forts You Need to Visit

ANI:ME Con – Catering to every fan’s pallette

This year, Abu Dhabi played host to the region’s first dedicated Japanese culture convention. The 2016 ANI:ME Con promised live J-POP band performances such as Jam Project, and visits from famed anime illustrators such as Yoshitaka Amano, voice-over artists such as Todd Haberkorn and established cosplayers such as Emano. If that wasn’t enough to get anime fans’ appetite whetted, there were screenings of popular anime, … Continue reading ANI:ME Con – Catering to every fan’s pallette