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7 Instagrammable Spots In Dubai

Want to know where the best spots for taking Instagram worthy photos in Dubai are? Here are some amazing places that would look great on your Instagram feed.

7 Instagrammable Spots In Dubai

  1. Miracle Garden
  2. Burj Al Arab
  3. Dubai Dessert
  4. Burj Khalifa
  5. Souk Madinat Jumeriah
  6. Atlantis, The Palm 
  7. Bastakiya

Miracle Garden

Visit the beautiful Dubai miracle garden where the entire park provides you with natural flower backdrops for your photos. From stunning Disney displays to romance, the miracle garden is the best place to capture enchanting pictures for your Instagram feed.

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Burj Al Arab

One of the most iconic photos of Dubai is the uniquely structured hotel, the Burj Al Arab. Although it is seen everywhere online, the view never gets old. You can capture a good shot of this hotel from kite beach.

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Dubai Desert

With the sky casting a warm hue over the sand and endless rich dusky dunes, the desert makes a perfect backdrop for an impressive shot of nature. Consider visiting the desert during sunrise or sunset for a magnificent capture.

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Burj Khalifa

Another iconic photo of Dubai is the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. This magnificent skyscraper is one you’ll want a picture of, whether it’s of the exterior or a view from inside on the 148th floor.

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Madinat Jumeriah

Sand coloured buildings, gleaming waterways and palm trees, the Madinat Jumeriah is an aesthetically pleasing place to capture photos for your feed. 

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Atlantis, The Palm 

Atlantis, The Palm is another uniquely structured hotel, a re-creation of the Atlantis in the Bahamas. Whether you take a flight view, boat view or stopping by the staircase, café or beach area, this is another great photo to add to your Instagram.

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Bastakiya

Capture a part of Dubai’s history at the Al Bastakiya where you will see ancient sand-coloured buildings with rising wind towers. Take a walk further to Dubai creek where you can get shots of traditional dhow boats.

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Whether you’re a resident or a tourist in Dubai, we’ll be happy to take care of your laundry while you enjoy wandering through this beautiful picturesque city.


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7 Instagrammable Spots In Dublin

Want to know where the best spots for taking Instagram worthy photos in Dublin are? Here are some amazing places that would look great on your Instagram feed.

7 Instagrammable Spots In Dublin

  1. Samuel Beckett Bridge
  2. Howth
  3. The Ha’penny Bridge
  4. Trinity College
  5. River Liffey
  6. Dún Laoghaire
  7. St. Stephens Park

Samuel Beckett Bridge

Located at the docks of the River Liffey is the iconic harp styled bridge, the Samuel Beckett Bridge. At night, you can get the opportunity to take shots with the building reflecting in the waters as it lights up.

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Howth

For a quick getaway from the city and a chance to take aesthetically pleasing photos of the sea and cliffs, Howth is a great place to visit.

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The Ha’penny Bridge

Take pictures on the famous Ha’Penny bridge or get a panoramic shot from the O’Connell bridge or the Millenium bridge.

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Trinity College

You’ll want to check out the old library inside Trinity College and take shots of it’s amazing architecture and design. It will cost you €14 to access the library if you’re not a student there.

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Dublin’s Georgian Doors

Along Merrion Square, St. Stephen’s Green, Fitzwilliam Square and the Georgian Quarter, you’ll find many of Dublin’s Instagram famous Georgian doors.

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Dún Laoghaire

Whether it’s a view from Dublin bay or right at the pier,  you can capture some stunning photos of Dún Laoghaire.

St. Stephens Green

Take photos at Dublin’s largest park, St Stephen’s Green. With formal gardens, lakes and picturesque bandstands, you’ll have many things to capture.

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Whether you’re a resident or a tourist in Dublin, we’ll be happy to take care of your laundry while you enjoy wandering through this beautiful picturesque city.


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7 Instagrammable Spots In Amsterdam

Want to know where the best spots for taking Instagram worthy photos in Amsterdam are? Here are some amazing places that would look great on your Instagram feed.

7 Instagrammable Spots In Amsterdam

  1. IamAmsterdam sign
  2. Papiermolensluis
  3. Damrak
  4. Th wall gallery Amsterdam
  5. Jordaan
  6. A’dam Lookout Tower
  7. Keukenhof Gardens

I Amsterdam Sign

You can’t go to Amsterdam and not take a picture with or of the I Amsterdam sign. These large set of letters has become the city’s sought after photo and is located behind the Rijksmuseum.

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Papiermolensluis

Get a stunning shot of the dutch bridges and canals on the nine streets area from the Papiersmolenluis bridge. The view is magnificent during the day and at night. 

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Damrak

Most, if not all, houses in Amsterdam are picture-perfect, but the most iconic ones are the gingerbread houses located in Damrak.

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Th wall gallery Amsterdam

A very well-known artsy, fun insta spot is at the ‘Wake me up when I’m famous’ wall art on Frans Hallstraat 64. Strike a pose while sitting on the bench in front or take a selfie. The choice is yours.

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Jordaan

Walk the trendy streets of Jordaan and take photos of the beautiful houses and scenery. This is the most famous neighbourhood in Amsterdam and is known as the Venice of the North.

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A’dam Lookout Tower

Take a shot of the panoramic rooftop view of Amsterdam at the A’dam lookout tower observation deck. Brave Europe’s highest ‘over-the-edge’ swing for that extra worthy Insta photo.

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Keukenhof Gardens

Brighten up your Instagram feed with a photo of the world’s largest flower garden, the Keukenhof Gardens. The gardens are only open during the spring (March-May) when the flowers have fully bloomed.

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Whether you’re a resident or a tourist in Amsterdam, we’ll be happy to take care of your laundry while you enjoy wandering through this beautiful picturesque city.


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5 Unique Experiences To Try In Dubai

There are so many fun and unique things to see and do in Dubai. Here are 5 of the unique experiences you might want to try on your (next) trip to Dubai. 

5 Unique Experiences To Try In Dubai

  • Zip line over the city
  • Camp on the beach
  • Play Camel Polo
  • Swim in the aquarium
  • BBQ on the creek

Zip Line Over The City

Get a thrilling birds eye view of Dubai by zip lining through the centre of downtown Dubai with Xline Dubai. This zip-line is the largest in the world and stretches 1 km in length, over the Dubai Marina. You can choose to ride it solo or bring someone with you.

Camp On The Beach

Rent a tent and enjoy the night at Banan beach resort in Jebel Ali, located 20 mins away from Dubai Marina. Enjoy a campfire on the beach, participate in one of the 12 water activities and even relax with yoga. You can even rent out a chalet for the day.

Play Camel Polo

Beginner or not, enjoy a unique and hilarious experience playing camel polo with your friends or family. This game adds a touch of Arabia to the traditional royal sport and suits 8 to 60 people. It is also great for a corporate social event. Fortunately, no training is required and full safety briefs are given before the game.

Swim In The Aquarium

Swim with the sharks into the 10-million litre tank aquarium of the Dubai mall aquarium. Anyone can experience the shark dive whether a certified diver or not.  You also have the opportunity to do other aquarium activities such as cage snorkelling or discover scuba diving.

BBQ On The Creek

Relax and have a BBQ on the famous BBQ Donut while you float down the river. The BBQ donut is a round boat with a barbecue in the centre. This boat is fit for six people and you will be provided with the meat that you can cook yourself.

 

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5 Unique Experiences To Try In Dublin

While there are so many fun things to see and do in Dublin there are some experiences that are out of the ordinary. Here are 5 unique experiences you might want to try on your trip in Dublin. 

5 Unique Experiences To Try In Dublin

  • Take a dip in the Forty Foot Irish sea
  • Play board games with strangers
  • Go city kayaking
  • Learn how to save the planet
  • Try brown-bread ice-cream

Take A Dip In The Forty Foot Irish Sea

Enjoy a swim in the cold waters of the Irish sea at Forty Foot. This historic bathing spot is a promontory located on the southern tip of Dublin Bay and was once exclusively a bathing area for men only. Now it is a pool enjoyed by men, women and children.

Play Board Games With Strangers

Have a chilled day at The Clockwork Door. Play board games, enjoy unlimited tea, coffee and snacks and meet new people. This board game cafe lets you pay only for the time you spend there while you enjoy everything else for free. They also offer VR and escape room games, a study room, video games room, and host regular events.

Go City Kayaking

Navigate the city by city kayaking along the river Liffey which flows through the heart of Dublin city. Admire Dublin’s famous landmarks at a unique angle, learn about the city from an experienced guide and paddle under the famous O’Connell and Ha’penny bridges.

Learn How To Save The Planet

Experience an interactive journey with the Cool Planet Experience to discover what climate change is all about through games, immersion and competition. You’ll learn about the issues of climate change as well as innovations and solutions that you can do to help solve the problem.

Try Brown-Bread Ice Cream

Murphy’s ice cream is famous for its naturally hand-made ice cream presenting unique flavours such as Irish brown bread (aran donn) and sea salt (salann).

If you happen to need a convenient laundry and dry cleaning service while in Dublin, Laundryheap can take care of all of your laundry needs.


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5 Unique Experiences To Try In Amsterdam

While there are so many fun things to see and do in Amsterdam there are some experiences that are out of the ordinary. Here are 5 unique experiences you might want to try on your next visit to Amsterdam. 

5 Unique Experiences To Try In Amsterdam

  • Have high tea in the smallest house in Amsterdam
  • Chill at the xtra cold icebar
  • Dine in the dark
  • Fish for plastic on a canal tour
  • Check out the fluorescent museum

Have High Tea In The Smallest House In Amsterdam

Enjoy an afternoon tea in the smallest house in Amsterdam, at just 2 metres wide and 5 metres deep. On the second floor of this house, is a tea room that can fit up to five people and offers breakfast, lunch or an afternoon tea. Since space is limited, booking in advance is recommended.

Chill At The Xtra Cold Ice Bar

Chill out at Amsterdam’s xtra cold ice bar, where everything in it is made from ice and the temperature reaches -10°C. For this bar, you’ll need to be prepared and bring warm clothing, but if not, they’ll be able to provide you with some. The entrance fee includes three drinks which are served in ice glasses.

Dine In The Dark

Experience an unusual dining setting with ctaste in complete darkness. This restaurant looks normal from the outside, but inside is the total opposite. Here, you will feel a completely different tasting, hearing, smelling and communication experience. 

Fish For Plastic On A Canal Tour

Take a tour of Amsterdam’s canal with Plastic Whale and help mother nature by fishing out plastic! This environmentally-friendly boat tour lasts 2 hours and allows you to learn about Amsterdam’s history and architecture, while you fish out plastic from the water with a fishing net.

Check Out The Fluorescent Museum

Enjoy Amsterdam’s first museum devoted to fluorescence, the Electric Ladyland. The ‘museum’ is located in a small basement, presenting art, minerals and manufactured items that fluoresce under ultraviolet light. 

 

If you happen to need a convenient laundry and dry cleaning service in Amsterdam, Laundryheap can take care of all of your laundry needs.


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5 Useful Travel Apps

Do you have a trip coming up or are you currently planning one? If you need help looking for the cheapest deals or you want to feel at ease getting around, here are some useful travel apps to help you on your adventures.

5 Useful Travel Apps

  • Hopper

Save up to 40% on flights and hotels with Hopper. This app uses advance data science to provide you with the best deals. Hopper predicts the best time to fly, so you can buy at the cheapest fare and you can receive price alerts when there are instant price drops. 

  • XE currency

Unsure of how much £10 is in USD? XE Currency puts all your currency needs into one app, from exchange rates to money transfers. This app gives you access to live rates for every currency and keeps you up-to-date with your transactions.

  • AroundMe

Want to know what things there are to do in the area? or perhaps you just need to find the nearest ATM? AroundMe quickly identifies your location on the map and shows you a complete list of and directions to the nearest facilities and venues.

  • PackPoint

Bring everything you need for your holiday without forgetting anything with PackPoint. This clever app will create a bespoke packing list according to where you’re going, what you’re going to do there and what the weather will be like. You can even add things on that aren’t on the list.

  • Laundryheap

For when you’re in desperate need of an easy-to-use laundry service, Laundryheap will collect your clothes from your hotel or airbnb and deliver them back to you within 24 hours. Laundryheap services are available in cities within the UK, UAE, Netherlands and, in Dublin, Ireland


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Why You Should Visit Dubai

With amazing skylines and thrilling desert adventures, Dubai is a beautiful city that has so much to offer. If you’re planning to visit Dubai but are unsure, here are a few reasons why you should.

Why You Should Visit Dubai

  • Architecture And Skylines
  • Desert Adventures
  • Luxuries
  • Culture Diversity
  • Food

Architecture And Skylines

Be amazed by Dubai’s spectacular skyline offering a variety of skyscrapers of all shapes and sizes. Among these eye-catching buildings is the Burj Khalifa, the worlds tallest building, the Burj Al Arab Hotel, shaped like a sail and the Marina, the tallest residential building in the world.

Desert Adventures

Once upon a time, the grounds of Dubai were only sand. Although Dubai has developed rapidly into what appears to look like a futuristic city, you can still enjoy adventures in the desert. Experience a desert safari where you can try activities such as dune bashing, camping and much more, and try some traditional Arabic barbecue.

Luxuries

Dubai is a wealthy city where designer brands and high-end luxury products are appreciated. From 5-star hotels and resorts to Lamborghini police cars and Bugatti taxis, there is so much luxury Dubai has to offer that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You can even purchase gold at an affordable price in the Gold Souk, which is a traditional jewellery market.

Culture Diversity

Believe it or not, 85% of Dubai’s population is made up of expatriates while the rest are local Emiratis. While this means the city has a beautiful mix of culture and religion, Dubai keeps some of it’s traditions. You can learn all about the fascinating history of Dubai in the Dubai Museum, Sheikh Saeed al Maktoum House and Bastakiya.

Food

Since Dubai has such a diverse culture, you can expect to find a wide range of cuisines too. Featuring Middle Eastern, Malaysian, Indian, Chinese, Singaporean, Filipino and American cuisines. While there are many food options, don’t skip a chance to try traditional Arabic cuisine.

If or when you do decide to visit Dubai, don’t worry about getting your clothes cleaned. You can book a collection with Laundryheap and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel within 24 hours.

If you’ve visited Dubai before and fell in love with the city, let us know in the comments section what you love about the city.


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Why You Should Visit Dublin

Dublin is a picturesque city surrounded by sea and nature with various historical sites and monuments. If you’re debating whether you should visit Dublin or not, here are a few reasons why you should.

Why You Should Visit Dublin

  • The History
  • Literature
  • Scenery and Landscapes
  • Guinness
  • Irish food

The History

Dublin is a medieval city filled with a fascinating history. There you will come across many ancient buildings, historical landmarks and memorials. You can find artefacts and exhibits in the National Museum and National Library or take a tour in the little museum of Dublin. From centuries-old cathedrals and churches to old monuments and ancient areas, there’s so much to see and do.

Literature

Whether it’s singing a song or writing a poem/ novel, the Irish are literary people. Dublin has a rich heritage when it comes to literature. Irish greats like Joyce, Wilde, Beckett and Binchy have built an immense literary reputation. There are many literary attractions to visit in Dublin, such as the Dublin writers museum and the literary walking tour.

Scenery and Landscapes

Dublin is known for its beautiful landscape and views of the sea. From several parks located in the city like Stephens Green and Phoenix Park to the stunning cliff views of the sea. You can enjoy both the city and nature, only a few minutes away from each other.

Guinness

Guinness tastes so much better in its home city. If you didn’t know already, Guinness is brewed at the Guinness Storehouse where you can take an interactive tour and try brewer’s experiment beers that you can’t get anywhere else in the world because it won’t ever leave the premises. You can also enjoy a fresh flowing tap of Guinness in any one of the many pubs in Dublin as well as the pubs ambience.

Irish Food

From well-fed Irish cows and freshly caught Salmon to green fields of vegetables, food served in Dublin are always of high quality because all of its ingredients are fresh. You’ll find that Irish dairy like butter and cream is so rich and flavourful, it’s incomparable to any others you’ve ever tasted.

If or when you do decide to visit Dublin, don’t worry about getting your clothes cleaned. You can book a collection with Laundryheap and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel or Airbnb within 24 hours.

If you’ve visited Dublin before and fell in love with the city, let us know in the comments section what you love about the city.


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10 Useful Travel Gadgets

Prepare for your next trip with these useful travel gadgets. Whether it’s a city trip or island retreat, these gadgets will help you feel more accommodated.

10 Useful Travel Gadgets

  • Portable charger
  • Travel iron
  • Portable WiFi
  • Water purifier bottle
  • Universal adaptor
  • Swiss Card LTE
  • Portable Espresso Machine
  • A5 Slim Water bottle
  • Sandless beach mat
  • Off-Grid SMS & GPS

Portable Charger

Keep your phone, tablet and other gadgets full of power while you’re on the go with a portable power bank. The RLERON is an ultrahigh 25000mAh portable charger with a powerful 2.4A output. It has three USB ports so you can charge three devices simultaneously and lets you know how much power the device has left. This charger can fully charge your phone up to 5 times a day and iPads up to 3 times.

Travel Iron

Say goodbye to wrinkled and creased clothes with this handy steamfast mini steam iron. At 13.2cm long and with a 420 Watt motor, this small travel steam iron weighs only 430g and can fit perfectly in your bag or luggage. It’s perfect for clothes that crease easily and extremely useful for business travellers.

Portable WiFi

You no longer have to worry about foreign sim cards and roaming charges when travelling with Macaroon mobile WiFi hotpot. This handy portable mobile router will give up to 10 of your devices access to 4G network in over 200 countries and regions including Europe, America, Asia, Africa and Oceania.

Water Purifier Bottle

Wherever you go in the world, you can stay safe from drinking contaminated water with this GRAYL Ultralight Water Purifier. Perfect for venturing outdoors in water contaminated locations within the Middle East, Asia, South America or Africa. This water bottle purifies any water source into clean drinking water.

Universal Adaptor

Forget about buying multiple adaptors for different continents with this EPICKA universal adaptor. This all-in-one multi function travel adaptor covers over 150 countries with a US, EU, AU and UK plug. It contains 4 USB ports, 1 USB TYPE C and 1 AC Socket so you can charge 6 devices simultaneously.

Swiss Card LTE

For outdoor adventures or simply as an emergency, the Victorinox Swiss Card Lite is a portable credit card-sized multi-function tool that has everything you need from an LED light, blade, scissors, pin, ruler, tweezers, and even a magnifying glass. 

Portable Espresso Machine

Are you the type that needs a coffee fix every morning? With Wacaco Miniespresso, you can have coffee whenever you want and wherever you go. This compact, lightweight, hand-held coffee maker is manually operated meaning you don’t need a battery or electricity to use it.

A5 Slim Water bottle

If you’e looking for a water bottle that will pack well and won’t take up much space in your bag, the A5 memobottle is the bottle you need.  Inspired by the A5 international paper size, this flat bottle holds a capacity of 750ml. Its unique design is crafted from high-quality BPA/BPS free plastic.

Sandless Beach Mat

For beach holidays or camping trips, the C-Gear Original Sand-Free Mat is perfect for a fun and stress-free day. It is designed to make sand impossible to get stuck to it and requires little maintenance. You can brush off the sand or hose away with water, and it has D-ring points to secure it to the ground.

Off-Grid SMS & GPS 

If you enjoy going on adventures abroad where there is no cellular service, the goTenna Mesh lets you communicate while off the gird. This pocket-sized device uses Bluetooth-LE to pair with your phone and privately relays SMS and GPS locations to other goTenna devices up to 4 miles in range. It has a 24 hours battery life and allows private 1:1 communication as well as group chats.

If you need a solution for getting your clothes cleaned while abroad, Laundryheap laundry and dry cleaning is available within the UK, UAENetherlands and Dublin. Download the Laundryheap app on iOS or Android for an easy laundry collection process.