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January 04, 2019 0 Comments

Where to stay in Dubai? Where to sleep near the most beautiful beach in Dubai? Where to stay in Dubai if you want to visit Expo 2020? Where are the cheapest accommodations in Dubai? What are the most beautiful hotels?

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Dubai is a fascinating destination to see: skyscrapers, incredible architectural structures from a thousand and one nights, beaches, artificial islands ... there is something for everyone whether you go to Dubai for work, to see the expo or  for a holiday.


Best period to go to Dubai

If you are considering organizing a vacation to Dubai, you can go during the Dubai expo that will take place from 20 October 2020 to 10 April 2021.

Tip: if you can, it is better to organize the trip in winter so as not to be invested by the very torrid temperatures of this area risking to be segregated always in air-conditioned buildings. In spring, and especially in summer, it is very hot, it often goes over 40 degrees.

The Dubai expo, now under construction, will be held in an exhibition area of ​​45,000 square meters (for which you wear comfortable shoes 😅) and will be easily reachable from any hotel thanks to the "Metro Expo" (line under construction) or taking an "Expo Riders" bus dedicated to the event.

The exhibition area will be built near the Al Maktoum airport. See the map in the dedicated chapter.

Summary - chapters:

What is the best area to stay in Dubai?

Dubai can be divided into different areas and the best place to stay can be found starting from your needs: if you prefer to stay close to the sea, to the city or to the expo, if you want a luxury or cheaper accommodation.
Let's see them together:


Jumeirah Beach / Marina area: this area is suitable for those looking for the classic seaside holiday. Jumeirah beach is considered the most beautiful beach in Dubai.
Quite crowded during the high season (from November until Easter). This area is the best to stay near the souk madinat where there is a great variety of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Dubai Jumeirah Beach

In this area there are many hotels, resorts and residential complexes, including the Burj Al Arab hotel (Arab Tower), the Wild Wadi Water Park, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and the ancient Madinat Jumeirah. The area favored by tourists from all over the world where to sunbathe. The most expensive resorts are located in this area... 8000 euros per night.😱

Dubai luxury accommodation

👉 If you are looking for a luxurious beachfront hotel, a 5-star hotel with a private beach, consider staying at the Jumeirah Beach Hotel or the more Arabian style Jumeirah Al Qasr. On average, the price for both structures is around 5.00 euros per night, per couple. 👉 The Burj Al Arab in Dubai is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world known as "sailing": like the others mentioned above, it is close to the beach, shops and is a good starting point to visit the various tourist routes nearby . A suite costs an average of 1000 euros per night per couple.

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Jumeirah Beach Hotel overlooking Burj Al Arab

If you are on a honeymoon, consider staying on the Palm Jumeirah Island which, as you can see in the image, is that imposing structure on the circumference of the circle. It is located on a man-made island in the shape of a palm tree in the middle of the sea. Suggestive location ⇩⇩⇩

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Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Dubai cheap accommodation

👍 If you want to stay in this area but looking for accommodation with prices much more affordable, I recommend you stay at the Park Regis Boutique Hotel. The average is € 150 per night per couple (unless you are a Genius client on Booking.)

👉 The cheapest accommodation in Dubai is in the area call: Al Barsha, area also useful for business trips. Here is a list of the cheapest accommodation for Dubai.

Where to stay in Dubai for work

👉 If you are looking for a place with a great location that has a conference room and a meeting room, opt for the Atana Hotel.


EXPO 2020 Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Exhibition center under construction

Jebel Ali: located in the south-west area of ​​Dubai. It is an industrial and residential area in which there are large skyscrapers, towers, suitable for those who want to stay close to the expo area.
The Jebel Ali Marina and Jebel Ali Palm Islands (Dubai Waterfront) are located on the coast: it is a group of artificial islands under construction in Dubai.

The expo area is located on an area called: Dubai Investment Park I predict that they will build several facilities near the expo.
 👉 Staying in Dubai for the expo.
Calculate that you can book accommodation on booking for Dubai with 1 year and 3 months in advance so just unlock the dates for the period that welcomes the expo, you should book to get more competitive prices. Mark it in your diary.

WHERE TO STAY IN DUBAI the oldest part

The oldest part of "Dubai Creek": this is the oldest part of Dubai where you can see the enormous diversity with the modern city. The Creek (Khor Dubai), a natural canal, can be visited on wooden boats and have dinner on board. Find the souks, the small spice markets, the shops selling silk and gold...
It's the neighborhood that's farthest from the Expo 2020, about 50 kilometers away.
If you want to stay a few nights in this area, I suggest you this hotel with a nice view of the city and the canal.

The main Dubai highway is called Sheikh Zayed Road, you will have to go there to visit the modern city and see its many attractions.

Well, I hope I helped you choose the best area to stay in Dubai. I am sure you will be fascinated by this city of many facets and opportunities.
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updated january 2019
Moira R.


August 18, 2018 0 Comments
If you're wondering if Tenerife is windy, if Lanzarote or Fuerteventura are windier then Gran Canaria... this article is for you!

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- Which is the least windy area in Tenerife?

  • The South-East area, Los Cristianos.

- Which is the least windy between Lanzarote and Fuerteventua?

  • Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are the windiest islands in the Canary Islands.

- Which is the least windy area in Gran Canaria?

  • The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the South-West. Municipality of Mogàn.

Canaries: the less windy island

My readers often ask me about which is the least windy island in the Canary Islands. I understand them... Maybe they travel with children or they, like me, are bothered by the wind.
 All the Canary Islands are windy but there are areas/countries more sheltered by wind and with beaches suitable in every season especially in the winter months like December, January and February.
This is what we're going to find out in this article.


I'm not a lover of places too windy: the wind annoys me a lot. For this reason, during my trips to Canary Islands, I always stay in resort sheltered from the strong wind. A sea breeze is pleasant, and inevitable if you're on an island but I avoid the places where the wind raises the sand and gets into my eyes.
Let's start from the begin ...

Winter sun holidays in the canary islands

If your holiday in the Canaries is in the winter, and you are looking for the best place to sunbathe and swim in the sea, I suggest you to stay here:
Tenerife is windy especially on the west coast (Garachico, Puerto de la Cruz ...).
Las Vistas beach is also ideal for people travelling with children. The wind is minimal, except in bad weather days.

Is Gran Canaria windy?

In my humble opinion, the ideal island to take a winter break is Gran Canaria.
The windiest area of ​​Gran Canaria is located in the North-east (airport area). Just below there is Pozo izquierdo well-known resort for surf lovers.
The least windy area of ​​Gran Canaria is enclosed in the municipality of Mogan which includes several villages and the best known are:

  • Arguineguin, 
  • Puerto Rico, 
  • Tauro, 
  • Puerto de Mogan... 
The beaches are in a basin, protected from strong winds, the sea is without waves.

Playa Amadores

Usually the temperatures are about 25 degrees but sometimes it happens (mostly at the end of summer) that they increase due to the Calima (hot wind mixed to sand coming from Africa). 
The sky, usually blue, becomes grey due to the sand carried and this create an annoying heat. Fortunately they are sporadic episodes and they pass quickly.

Although the water is not as mild as the Mediterranean Sea, it is pleasant to swim with these temperatures. Especially if you live in the Nordic countries, the sea water will not seem cold at all.

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Playa del Ingles - Maspalomas beach

Maspalomas and Playa del Ingles have milder temperatures and they are not always windy, depending by the period, sometimes is almost impossible to stay on the beach because it is huge and not sheltered from the wind.
In these days is possible to take shelter behind the dunes or, if you prefer, take the bus or car and reach the least windy beaches at only 10-15 km from Maspalomas.

- Is Lanzarote windy?

Yes, Lanzarote is windy.
With Fuerteventura is one of the windiest Canary Islands. I made several trips to Lanzarote, the last in February 2017, and I was able to enjoy 4 sunny days and 3 rainy days, the last one dedicated to the visit of Arrecife (the capital of the island), where the wind was so strong that it created waves so big that the coastal path to the Reducto beach has been closed.

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Arrecife during the storm
If you are looking for a sheltered and sunny beach in Lanzarote, you can stay in the South, in the area of ​​Playa Blanca.

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Playa Blanca

- Is Fuerteventura windy?

Yes, Fuerteventura is windy. The windiest period is summer.
Fuerteventura is the island of surfing! So it must be windy otherwise it would not attract many fans. It is not an island that I recommend to people travelling with kids, but if you love the natural environments, the huge beaches without borders, you should go in Fuerteventura. The wind is a blessing in Fuerteventura because the sun is very strong.

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Morro Jable Beach
 If you are looking for the least windy resort in Fuerteventura, you can stay in the South, the area of Morro Jable that usually, in case of strong wind, the staff make barriers to protect the sun umbrellas by the wind and sand storms.

More info: Best month to stay in Fuerteventura.

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Thank you and have a nice trip!
Aggiornato Ottobre 2017
Moira R.


July 07, 2018 0 Comments


So, if you want to have fun or you're single and you want to meet boys and girls from all over Europe, the only area to stay is Playa de las Americas. If you are a homosexual, the best area is Playa del Ingles, in Gran Canaria.

Beware! Follow my advice if you do not want to booking a hotel full of families with children, or retired people.
  1. Hotel Sol Tenerife: best for nightlife, close to restaurants, shops, pubs and night clubs.
  2. Apartamentos Playa Azul, 300 meters from the most popular beach: playa de Troya
  3. Palm beach Tenerife: if you want an ocean view room.
  4. Catalonia Oro Negro: Late check out? No problem, in this hotel you have the opportunity, on the day of check out, to leave your luggage and use a courtesy bathroom where you can take a shower before leaving.
  5. Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: only for adults, for those who do not want children in the hotel.

Canary Islands are not like the Balearics

The Balearics are 2 hours away from the Canary Islands. It will take more time to reach the Canaries from any continental country in Europe. If you hate to stay on the plane over 4 hours think about it.
Formentera, another Balearic island, needs more time to be reached because it has not an airport, so you need to fly to Ibiza and than take a ferry.
So if you've already experienced a holiday in Ibiza, and you want to replicate, I'm sorry to say that it's not the same thing to go to the Canaries.
However... if you want to visit Tenerife, looking for best area for nightlife, where there are pubs, clubs and you can meet other young couples or singles, follow my advice to stay in the most lively area in ​​Tenerife.

Best tourist place to stay in Tenerife 

The best place in ​​Tenerife for entertainment is, doubtless, located in the south of the island.
You also considers that the South of Tenerife is very frequented by retired people looking for a sunny and mild weather, especially in winter.
The area of ​​Playa de las Americas with its beautiful beaches, with a favourable climate compared to the countries of the North, the numerous shops, shows and entertainment, makes it coveted by almost all tourists, not only young people looking for fun.
There are lots of accommodations in Playa Las Americas, and if you're in charge of choosing the apartment to spend the holidays with your friends, it's better that you choose the right area and the right hotel (otherwise they will get angry with you).
So... Follow my advice and you will make a great impression.
Below you will find a list of the structures in  the center of Tenerife nighlife.

Girls holiday to Tenerife

This is an email that I have received from some girls for an advice. I hope you can also clarify your doubts:
We are 3 young girls who want to spend a holiday in Tenerife in Playa de las Americas. Can you recommend a hotel with entertainments and pool?
Hello girls! If you are planning to stay in Playa de las Americas, you will not need a hotel with entertainments. Simply go out from the hotel and you will find pubs, music, shops, restaurants, karaoke... all the entertainments you want.
All hotels have a swimming pool and sometimes even private apartment residences have one in the complex.

Book one of these 4 hotel listed here ⇩⇩⇩. You will be fine.
Sol Tenerife:  in the downtown.

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Sol Tenerife pool
This hotel wins the position both for the proximity to sea and nightlife street.
It is big so you will also find families with children (that who have not read my post dedicated to "Tenerife with the children") in which I recommend less chaotic place.
Sol Tenerife is the top for those who want to stay at the centre of Tenerife's nightlife.

Apartamentos Playa Azul:  near the beach
Hotel 300 meters from the beach: with parking and wifi included.
Wide range of options with breakfast, half or full board.
There are also rooms equipped for guests with disabilities.

Palm beach Tenerife: ocean view
Situated in the same area of ​​the Tenerife Sol but more "chic".

Hotel Noelia Tenerife Sur: adults only
This is the option that I recommend for tourists who do not like to see children running around the pool or crying in the restaurant, in fact it is only accessible to adults: + 18.

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Updated Luglio 2018
Moira R.

STAY IN IBIZA: where is the best area?

June 24, 2018 0 Comments

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where to stay in Ibiza: best area

  • Ibiza city: beautiful city, harbour and discos.

  • Playa d'En Bossa: for the night life lovers and for who want to meet people coming from all     over the world.

  • Sant Antoni de Portmany: for young people, nightlife, and entertainment. Full of english. The cheapest village in the touristic area.

  • Cala Tarida: a beautiful beach and a quiet area.

  • Santa Eularia des Riu: holiday villages and relax but also restaurants, shops and walks.

  • Es Canar: quiet area, relax and beautiful beaches.

  • Figueretes: Ideal for gays and nudist.

  • In this post, I reply to these question:

    Are you thinking to make a holiday in Ibiza in the Balearic islands? Are you looking for tips on where to stay in Ibiza? Do you look for a quiet or cheap area? How expensive is it in Ibiza? Are you wondering which one is the best for you between Ibiza City, Playa d'En Bossa or Sant Antoni de Portmany? 
    Due to my holidays in Ibiza, I will help you to clarify and choose the best area to stay in Ibiza, avoiding to turn your holiday into a nightmare.

    STAY IN IBIZA: where is the best area?

    How expensive is it in Ibiza? In July and August the prices are quite expensive.

    Where is the party scene in Ibiza? Ibiza town Marina, Sant Antoni de Portmany, Disco Pacha. 

    What is the best time to go to Ibiza? To find less people, you prefer June and September. The peak of the high season is at the end of July until mid-August.

    How to do Ibiza on a budget? Sant Antoni de Portmany, if you want to stay in a tourist area or far from the coast to save further.


    Spanish islands are my favourite holiday destination. Today I talks about Ibiza, I have stayed several times in Eivissa, especially when I was young... I am not so elderly now but...
    At 20 years, like most guys, Spain and the Balearics in gereral are the main destinations for fun-filled holidays in a youth and dynamic environment.


    For the "movida" lovers, fun and entertainment  with people from all over the world.

    Playa d'en Bossa is one of the main tourist resorts of Ibiza. Here is the largest beach in Ibiza long about 3 km.
    There are lots of hotels, shops, clubs, restaurants that offer every service for tourists.
    The beach is full of kids of all nationalities: music and high possibility to socialise.

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    Playa d'en bossa beach

    Ibiza in the summer: If you love to stay surrounded by many people, clubs, music, restaurants with outdoor tables, if you love the nightlife, if you want to stay in the center of social life  you must necessarily stay between Playa d'en Bossa and Ibiza city. July and August are monthsvery crowded of tourists.
    Nightlife, disco tour? This is the best area to stay in Ibiza.
    Here my tips: the structures below can be booked on the price is per room and not per person. Often you can pay upon arrival.
    If you are planning to go to Ibiza between july and august, book early. Trust me. Cancellation is free on Booking.


     Ibiza for nightlife and discos

    Walking towards the center you will see the ancient city called Dalt Vila with its cathedral on the top.
    If you love panoramic views you will like it also for the medieval environment.
    Dalt Vila is in  enclosed by walls where there are numerous museums, the Cathedral as well as numerous restaurants and shops. In the summer evening it is almost impossible to walk among the tables of restaurants full of people tasting the famous Spanish Tapas.

    Ibiza town

    To stay in Ibiza city: good solution to walk to Playa d'en Bossa and the city center.
    The Ibiza clubs and its nightlife has no comparison across Europe. In the summer the best international DJs work in these crowded and expensive nightclubs.
    The most famous discos of Ibiza are El Divino, Pacha and Amnesia. These places host tourists from all over Europe.
    The nightclubs do not open before midnight but the "real night" starts around 2:00 am


    Ibiza for the gay and nudist world

    Figueretes is a small, well-known village by gays in which there are clubs and exclusive hotels for the homosexual world. Do not miss the beautiful promenade that runs along this tourist destination.
    Figueretes has a small but nice beach and nearby there are: Es Cavallet and Ses Salines, beaches frequented by nudists.


     Ibiza for young people, nightlife, and fun

    It was my first trip in Ibiza, with a group of friends.
    We came to San Antonio in a barracks full of youth (drunk at night) overlooking the street.... I slept 10 hours in 7 nights. 😩

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    Sunset in san antonio

    San Antonio is one of the cheaper areas for accommodation and obviously there is a reason...
    I came back home devastated. It was the week between July and August:  heat weather, young people (mostly English) screaming and drunk, the sea of ​​San Antonio turned into a pisser. People sleeping on the sand in a comatose state surrounded by empty beer bottles.
    Surely there are more peaceful structures but not in the downtown.
    San Antonio has its own beauty but in the peak of the summer season (July, August), at least if you are not looking for pure nightlife, it is better to stay away from it and look for more inviting waters and beaches.
    You can come here to see the Puesta del Sol (sunset) in fact this event attracts an infinity of tourists who crowd the bars overlooking the sea watching the sun that plunges into the ocean.
    One of the most famous place is the Café del Mar but there are several bars next to each other to sit down and enjoy the show.


    A beautiful beach, in a quiet area

    I stayed in Cala Tarida some year ago, at the end of May.
    This small resort has a white sand beach with a basin suitable for children, as well as for adults. On the beach you can rent boats and take a drink in one of the several bars.
    You can get to the beach walking down a stair with lots of steps, so it is NOT suitable for people with mobility difficulties.

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    Cala Tarida beach
    This is a good solution for those looking for a quiet place. In the evening there are not many entertainments but it is close to the main tourist towns like Sant Antoni de Portmany easily reached by bus.


    For people looking for a quiet area with beautiful beaches

    Es Canar is a quiet place but not far from bars, restaurants, pubs and shops.
    Es Canar is famous for the hippy market on Wednesday from 9.00am to 7.00pm in Punta Arabi.
    In this street market you can find clothes, objects and leather leather, jewelry, paintings and a self-service restaurant.

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    Es Canar Beach

    In Es Canar there is a beautiful sandy beach appreciated by families and not far away there is the quiet and small Cala Nova.

    HOTEL ES CANAR close to beach


    If you like holiday villages, peaceful but also restaurants, shops, walks.

    Santa Eularia is another popular destination in Ibiza and for many people the best place to stay.
    Santa Eularia is the third largest town in Ibizia after the capital city and San Antonio.

    Surrounded by the long beach and promenade, there are numerous shops, restaurants, hotels and bars.
    The main street of the village, lined by numerous trees, is ideal for evening walks.


    ibiza relax

    I have visitad Ibiza many times and I prefer to stay between Ibiza Town and playa d'en Bossa because I love walking through the shops.
    Then, I usually rent a car in the airport that allows me to move and change beach every day (I recommend you to do it).

    To Know:
    The north is the wildest part of Ibiza, far from tourism (compared to the south) very green. Choose it only if you plan to travel by car or you are looking for a relax holiday.
    I conclude the article dedicated to "where to stay in Ibiza" and  I hope to help you in your choice.
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