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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.


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Why You Should Visit Amsterdam

Amsterdam is a picturesque city filled with many things to see and do. If you’re debating whether you should visit Amsterdam or not, here are a few reasons why you should.

Why You Should Visit Amsterdam

  • The canals
  • Architecture
  • Cycling Lifestyle
  • Food
  • Art And History

The Canals

Amsterdam is known for it’s beautiful canals. We see photos of these everywhere on the internet and it’s even better to experience it in person. If you didn’t know already, Amsterdam is actually made up of almost 200 different canals going through the city and the canal belt was made a UNESCO world heritage site in 2011. The entire city is actually below sea level and is built on a swap which is why there are so many canals. 

Architecture

Since the city was built on a swap and surrounded by canals, the houses are uniquely structured- tall, narrow and crooked. The history behind the reason why they were built this way is because residents were taxed on the width of the houses, hence why they’re all tall and narrow. These classic Amsterdam houses are historical and picturesque, and can be found in almost every street in Amsterdam.

Cycling

Experience the cycling lifestyle in this beautiful city. A bike is the main transportation used in Amsterdam, whether that’s going to work, on dates or going to the market. In fact, it is said that there are more bikes than people! If you want to explore the city, hiring a bike is the best way get around. 

Food 

Amsterdam has an internationally diverse selection of food. It is particular good for Indonesian cuisines and Surinamese food. If you’ve never heard of or know little about Suriname,  it is a former Dutch colony in South America that is now an independent country. That’s something new for you to try out! There’s also the traditional dutch food such as Bitterballen, a deep fried meatball, Poffertjes, baby fluffy pancakes, Stroopwafel, a thin waffle, and cheese! 

Art and History

Amsterdam is filled with much art and history. Van Gogh and Rembrandt were two famous artists who have museums that house many of their previous works. There are also other museums showcasing years of history such as the Anne Frank House and the Rijksmuseum. 

The city is filled with so much culture and history, and you’ll probably love the lifestyle there on your visit.

If or when you do decide to visit Amsterdam, 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 Amsterdam before and absolutely fell in love with city, let us know in the comments what you love about the city.


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Things To Do In Dubai With The Kids

If you are planning a family trip to Dubai with your kids, there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy. From resorts to beaches to desert activities, there is something fun for everyone to enjoy.

Things To Do In Dubai With The Kids

  • Aquaventure Waterpark

Visit Dubai’s largest waterpark in Atlantis, The Palm, also home to iconic rides and attractions. With water slides, river rides and a splashers kids area, it’s a trip for the whole family to enjoy. You can also do other marine activities in this park such scuba dive with dolphins or feed the cownose ray.

  • Desert Safari

Experience the thrills of the desert by going on a desert safari tour, where you can do numerous activities such as riding a camel, dune bashing and sand boarding. You can choose to go in the morning or evening and even stay overnight. If you don’t want to experience the dune bashing but don’t want to miss out on everything else, you can go for dinner in the desert.

  • Ski Dubai

Go skiing/ snowboarding at Ski Dubai, an indoor snowpark located inside the Mall of Emirates. With temperatures of about -4°C, this snow park features numerous activities such as a chair lift, bob sledging, zorbing, zipline and a penguin encounter.

  • Kidzania

A popular place for kids to have an educational fun time is Kidzania, located in the Mall of Dubai. It is an interactive learning centre that combines education and entertainment where kids can discover different jobs through role-play, and develop decision-making, creativity, teamwork and social skills

  • Burj Khalifa

Witness a breathtaking panoramic view of Dubai from the observation deck of the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. Travel up 125 floors, 2,723 ft, and enjoy an amazing 360 view of the Arabian Gulf. You can choose to go during the day or at night.

  • IMG World of Adventures

Take a fun trip to Dubai’s newest indoor theme park, the IMG world of adventures to experience a full day of thrill and excitement of rides. This parks gives you childhood themed zones such as Marvel and Cartoon Network to life-size dinosaurs in The Lost Valley.

  • Dubai Parks and Resorts

Enjoy a fun day in Dubai parks and resorts, Dubai’s first integrated resort destination where it is home to Legoland, Legoland waterpark, Motiongate, Bollywood Park and Riverland.

There are also other various free activities in Dubai that you can do with your kids, such enjoying the dancing Dubai fountains or spending a day at kite beach.

Whatever activities you decide to do on your trip with your kids, one thing for sure is that you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry if your kids’ clothes get dirty. With Laundryheap, you can book a collection and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel within 24 hours.


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Things To Do In Dublin With The Kids

If you are planning a family trip to Dublin with your kids, there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Things To Do In Dublin With The Kids

  • Rainforest adventure golf

Go mini-golfing with the family at rainforest adventure golf. This mini-golf course has two indoor 18 hole courses- Aztec and Mayan themed, suitable for both little and big kids. Each mini-golf course lasts about 45 mins, so you can take a break at the café or have fun in their mini arcade.

  • Aqua Zone at the National Aquatic Centre

Enjoy a family day at the aqua zone waterpark located in the national aquatic centre. With 8 water activity attractions, there is something fun for everyone in the family to do. There’s a pirate ship playground for kids, a wave pool, a lazy river for relaxation and more.

  • Viking Splash Tours

Take a tour of the city on land and water with Viking splash tours. A unique 75-minute tour by ‘Viking guides’ delivering informative, entertaining and engaging commentary as they point out some of Dublin’s famous attractions such as trinity college and St. Patrick’s cathedral. A great and fun experience for families.

  • The Chocolate Warehouse

Let your kids learn about the history of chocolate and where it comes from at the chocolate warehouse. Workshops last around two hours and include a 25-minute video of the origins of cocoa beans, a chocolate-making demo and a tour of machinery used in the chocolate factory. You can also have practical sessions of coating and decorating of chocolates. 

  • Imaginosity, Dublin Children’s Museum

Specifically for children up to 9 years of age, this museum is educationally designed to inspire learning in science, theatre, art, engineering, health and environmental workshops where kids and their parents can engage in creative play. Each session lasts two hours and operates on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Malahide Castle

Pay for a guided tour in the Malahide castle or explore the castle grounds and let your kids enjoy a playground, zipline, a diggers pit and plenty of space to run around. There is also a garden and butterfly house where you can see exotic plants, green space and natural beauty, and an interactive fairy trail full of fun- perfect for kids of all ages.

  • Dublin Zoo

Get close up to the animals at the Dublin zoo located in Phoenix Park. Take your kids to learn about wild animals and endangered species. Dublin Zoo is a registered charity, so your visit will help to develop new habitats, experiences and contribute to conservation.

There are also varioufree activities in Dublin that you can do with your kids, such as enjoying a day out in Phoenix park or taking a stroll along the Howth cliff walk.

Whatever activities you decide to do on your trip with your kids, one thing for sure is that you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry if your kids’ clothes get dirty. With Laundryheap, you can book a collection and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel or Airbnb within 24 hours.


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Things To Do In Amsterdam With The Kids

If you are planning a family trip to Amsterdam with your kids, there are many activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Things To Do In Amsterdam With The Kids

  • Canal Boat Tour

Take your kids to experience the beautiful Amsterdam canals by booking a canal cruise tour. You can choose to book a ‘hop on and hop off’ tour that allows you to visit several of the city’s’ main attractions or rent a pedal boat and take a self-guided leisurely tour as a family.

  • A’dam lookout

Enjoy a panoramic view of Amsterdam at A’dam lookout observation deck. You’ll see everything in the city, from the historical centre to the port to the canals and get to experience an interactive exhibition of the culture and history of Amsterdam. If you or anyone in your family is a real thrill seeker, you can get the chance to go on Europe’s highest swing located on the sky deck.

  • Kinderkookcafe

Get your kids to become a chef for the day at the Kinderkookkafé (Kids Cook Café) where they will be able to make pancakes, pizza, cookies and more. It’s a fun cooking cafe for kids ages 2-12 years old. For kids ages 8-12, they will be able to cook and serve you a 3-course meal.

  • Hortus Botanicus

Take your kids to see the city’s botanical garden, Hortus Botanicus, that features rare plants, trees, exotic flowers and more!

  • The Artis Royal Zoo

Less than a 5 min walk away from the botanical gardens is the Artis Royal Zoo, where you can take your kids to get close to the animals. This zoo features a small planetarium, nocturnal animal house, zoological museum, insectarium, butterfly pavilion, aquarium, petting zoo and a playground.

  • Museums 

Visit some of Amsterdam’s famous attractions like the Van Gogh museum, the Anne Frank house or Rijksmuseum. There are also several free museums such as the Amsterdam museum or NEMO Science museum. 

  • Parks

Amsterdam has beautiful parks situated around the city, some of the most popular ones include Vondelpark, Amstelpark and Oosterpark. Within these parks are playgrounds, splash pools, ponds and other activities that your kids can enjoy. It is, overall, a great location to spend time with the family.

There are also other various free activities in Amsterdam that you can do with your kids, such as visiting a goat farm where you’ll get a chance to feed the goats or taking a free ferry ride.

Whatever activities you decide to do on your trip with your kids, one thing for sure is that you don’t have to worry about doing the laundry if your kids’ clothes get dirty. With Laundryheap, you can book a collection and have your items cleaned and delivered to your hotel or Airbnb within 24 hours.


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10 Free Things To Do In Dubai

If you’re planning a trip to Dubai and want to make the most out of your trip without spending too much, here are 10 free things you can do in Dubai.

10 Free Things To Do In Dubai

  • Dubai Walking Tour

Book a tour of Dubai with airotour and see the main sights of the city, from the museums to the markets to the largest skyscraper. It’s a great chance to get to know some of the locals and the culture. Alternatively, you can take a self-guided tour.

  • The Dubai Mall

Do some window shopping in the world’s second largest mall. With over 1, 300 retail outlets, an aquarium with a walk-through tunnel and underwater zoo, a VR Park and many more features, you’re sure to be entertained.

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  • The Dubai Fountain

Enjoy the beautiful display of the worlds largest performing fountain choreographed with classical Arabic and world music. The fountain consist of jets that can shoot up to 150 metres high and is illuminated with over 6,000 lights. You can watch these performances daily from 6-11pm, or between 1-2pm.

  • AlSerkal Avenue Art Galleries

Check out the eclectic, culturally diverse area of AlSerkal Avenue in the Al Quoz district. Wander in and out of over 60 art galleries, pop-up design shops and creative concept spaces.

  • Kite Beach

Wind down and relax at Kite beach by Meraas. It is a well-maintained beach with clear waters and many entertainment facilities nearby. You can spend your time walking along the shore, swimming in the soft waves or relaxing while watching the kite surfers. 

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  • Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Visit one of Dubai’s urban protected area, the Ras Al Khor sanctuary. This wetland reserve is home to 450 animal species, many of which are birds. Flamingos are the main attraction in this sanctuary, especially during winter months.

  • Al Barsha Pond Park

Chill in the calming environment of Al Barsha Pond Park. As well as spacious areas to relax, this park includes sporting grounds such as basketball and tennis courts, a running track and exercise equipment. It’s a great place to hang out with family and friends.

  • Gold Souk

Walk through the Gold Souk aka the Gold market, one of the oldest and most fascinating markets. You’ll see a wide variety of gold, jewellery and gemstones which are all 100% authentic and regulated by the Dubai government.

  • Al Fahidi (Bastakiya) Historical District

Explore the historical district of Dubai where you can get a glimpse of the remaining preserved buildings of what the area used to look like before all the current developments. 

  • Riverland Dubai

Take a walk in the culturally diverse gateway to Dubai Parks and resorts that is Riverland. With a variety of themed destinations, music and entertainment that will take you to different eras from various countries, you’ll have a fun surprise at every turn.

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If on your visit you require a reliable laundry service, Laundryheap will be able to do the job for you. We offer laundry, dry cleaning and ironing and will collect and deliver your items within 24 hours. 


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10 Free Things To Do In Amsterdam

If you’re planning a trip to Amsterdam and want to make the most out of your trip without spending too much, here are 10 free things you can do in Amsterdam.

10 Free Things To Do In Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam Walking Tour

Learn about the history and modern-day Amsterdam through a free 3-hour Amsterdam walking tour to see the top attractions in the city including the canals, Anne Frank House and more. The tour starts at the National Monument in Dam Square and usually ends by Anne Frank House.

  • Ferry Ride

Take a free ferry ride behind central station to the North of Amsterdam crossing the river Ij (pronounced “eye”) and enjoy the Amsterdam waterfront view. The ferries can be found behind central station and you can choose from 3 different routes. Buiksloterweg, where you can explore the EYE Filmmuseum & Tolhuistuin, IJplein to visit a more residential area with shops, and NDSM Wharf, for multi-disciplinary festivals, performances, exhibitions, dance parties and a wide range of other events.

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  • Vondelpark

Enjoy nature and take a stroll through Vondelpark, located in the heart of Amsterdam. Though not different from other parks, with many open green spaces, flower beds and a lake, it’s a great way to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

  • Rijksmuseum Garden

Although the Rijksmuseum requires an entrance fee, you’re free to roam around the beautiful garden. You can see beautiful flower beds as well as a collection of statues and sculptures.

  • Goat Farm at the Amsterdamse Bos

Visit the goat farm situated in the heart of Amsterdamse Bos and feed the goats. You can also see other farm animals like lambs, chickens, pigs, cows and horses. The farm features a kiddie pool, a river and biking and hiking trails.

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  • Stadsarchief (Amsterdam City Archives)

Check out Amsterdam’s collection of rich history and treasures, protected in the basement of the historic De Bazel building. It showcases historical documents, archaeological artefacts and contains many maps, drawings and pictures, a library and extensive audio, film and photo archives. 

  • NEMO Science Museum

Visit the 5- floor NEMO science museum an enjoy the playful hands-on experience of learning. NEMO also has an accessible sloping rooftop that is open to the public, where you can see a view of Amsterdam city centre as well as learn about generating power from elements through the ‘energitica’ exhibition.

  • Gassan Diamond Tour

Take a tour at Gassan’s factory of Diamonds where you can watch the entire process and craftsmanship of how diamonds are transformed, while a guide tells you about the process.

  • Poezenboot

If you love cats, you will want to visit Poezenboot. It’s a boat that shelters up to 50 cats up for adoption. It’s free to go and check out but donations are welcome.

  • Amsterdam’s Chinatown

Roam the streets of Amsterdam’s china town and while you’re there, check out the amazing Fo Guang Shan He Hua Temple and it’s lavish interior.

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If on your visit you require a reliable laundry service, Laundryheap will be able to do the job for you. We offer laundry, dry cleaning and ironing and will collect and deliver your items within 24 hours. 


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10 Free Things To Do In Dublin

If you’re currently in Dublin or planning a visit and want to know what to do when you get there, here are 10 free things you can do in Dublin.

10 Free Things To Do In Dublin

  • National Museums

Learn more about the rich culture and history of Ireland in one of the 3 national museums located around the city. The museum of archaeology, where you can see primaeval artefacts, the decorative arts and history museum, for Irish clothing and furniture and the natural history museum, where you can see a collection of animals from Ireland.

  • Irish Museum Of Modern Art

Take a trip to the IMMA (Irish of modern art) and see a mixture of both exhibitions and collections focused on contemporary art.

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  • Science Gallery

Visit the science gallery to experience a unique hands-on, interactive gallery that combines science and art. The gallery holds many exhibitions that are never the same and hosts workshops, talks and other events. 

  • Chester Beatty 

Check out Ireland’s top museum that contains one of Europe’s best collections of promoting the appreciation and understanding of world cultures. There is a large selection of cultural displays with holdings of manuscripts, rare books, and other treasures from Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and Asia.

  • Trinity College

Take a quick visit to one of the oldest structures in Dublin, the Trinity college founded in 1592, located alongside Grafton Street. The old library and the book of Kells are the main attraction of Trinity college but are not free. However, you can stroll along the grounds as there are plenty of things to see.

  • Phoenix Park

Take a stroll through one of the biggest parks in Dublin, Phoenix Park. This park covers about 710 hectares and is home to remarkable monuments,  flower beds and wild deers. It is the perfect place to go to for a walk, play some friendly sports or to sit and relax. It is also home to the Dublin zoo.

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  • The Iveagh Gardens

Take a trip to the ‘hidden gem’ of the city centre, Iveagh Gardens. There you will see sculptures, sunken lawns, rockeries, rose gardens, a hedge maze and a waterfall.

  • St. Stephens Green

Located right at the top of Graftons street, St. Stephens Park is a large Victorian park that covers around 9 hectares (22acres). With over 3.5km pathways, a pond, a waterfall and several sculptures, It’s another great place to relax, take a stroll or have a picnic. 

  • The Howth Cliff Walk

Take a journey to Howth- a seaside village- with lovely scenery and great seafood. Take a walk along the Howth cliff for an incredible view of Dublin Bay and the city.

  • Poolbeg Lighthouse

Get a unique perspective on Dublin and take a walk along the South Wall all the way out to the 20m high Poolbeg Lighthouse. You’ll also see the stunning view of the Bay and the city. You can best enjoy it on a summers day before sunset.

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If on your visit you require a reliable laundry service, Laundryheap will be able to do the job for you. We offer laundry, dry cleaning and ironing and will collect and deliver your items within 24 hours. 


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Managing Laundry While Travelling

One of the problems of travelling, especially when you’re away for quite some time, is doing the laundry. Keeping your clothes clean may be easy if you’re staying in a property that provides on-premise laundry services like in some hotels or Airbnbs. No matter where you’re staying when you travel, there are several ways to keep your clothes clean.  

Managing Laundry While Travelling

  •  Hand wash

This ancient style of doing the laundry- hand washing- will always come in handy.  It is a simple method that everyone should know how to do. For those of you that don’t know how to properly hand wash, check out our blog on how to hand wash clothes. All you need is a sink, bucket or tub, water and soap. 

  • Bag method

There are two methods of washing your clothes using a bag: the Aloksak method and the scrubba wash bag. The Aloksak bag is a transparent, durable and waterproof ziplock bag, designed to store items of any kind and works great for doing the laundry. Add your dirty clothes, water and soap inside the bag and mix it up before leaving to soak for 10 minutes and rinsing it out.

The scrubba wash bag is a portable wash bag that provides a quality wash. Perfect for travelling or camping. To use the scrubba wash bag, add your dirty clothes, water and soap, and then seal the bag. Then, deflate to remove excess air and start rubbing the clothes around for a few minutes before rinsing.

  • Laundromat

Laundromats can pretty much be found all over the world, specifically in larger cities and towns. They’re usually easy to spot and are great for other services too such as dry-cleaning and tailoring. The only problem with this is, you’ll need to carry around cash, and you’ll have to do your research for the best laundromat in town to avoid inconvenient problems. 

  • Local laundry services

If you travel to a town with no nearby laundry facilities (typically in places within Asia or Africa), there may be a chance that someone in the area runs a local laundry business within their own home or would be willing to do the laundry for your for a small fee. If this is the case, it will be helpful to ask local people if they know anyone who can do this for you.

  • Laundry collection and delivery service

Fortunately, the demand for outsourcing laundry is becoming increasingly popular that there are laundry services that will pick up and drop off your laundry to your location. Laundryheap laundry and dry cleaning services are available in some areas with the UK, Ireland, Amsterdam, Dubai and Sharjah.

Best Fabrics To Travel With

The best clothing fabrics to bring on holiday are ones that are durable and can be worn multiple times without being washed. They are quick at drying, wrinkle resistant, lightweight to pack and odour resistant.

You won’t find the perfect material that ticks ALL boxes but there are some fabrics that will make doing laundry while travelling much easier.

  • Denim: Doesn’t require regular washing.
  • Polyester and Nylon: Dries quickly, wrinkle resistant and lightweight.
  • Merino wool: Lightweight, dries quickly and is wrinkle resistant.
  • Rayon: Quick drying and wrinkle resistant.

Whatever clothing you decide to bring, make sure to check the care label to see if clothes are machine washable and can be machine dried if you don’t plan on regularly hand washing them.


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How To Keep Yourself Cool During Summer in Dubai

Dubai in the summer is famous for its unbearable scorching heat, often reaching above 40°C (104°F). Fortunately, many, if not all places in Dubai are equipped with air-conditioning and indoor activities to help keep cool during the summer. There are also several things you can do for yourself to help you beat the heat.

Whether you’re an expat new to Dubai, a tourist or a local, here are some tips to keep yourself cool during the summer in Dubai.

  • Wear the right clothing

Stick to lightweight, loose fitted clothing for maximum protection from the sun. Avoid wearing dark colours, especially black, as these tend to absorb the heat quickly. Wear light colours instead to keep yourself cool and do wear a hat.

If you’re a tourist who is culturally unaware of what clothes are appropriate to wear in Dubai, check out our post- Tourist Advice: What To Wear In Dubai.

  • Start your day early

The heat is at it’s the highest temperature from 10 am, so it’s best to start your day as early as 7 am. Whether you need to run errands or want to do an activity, you’ll be able to get things done without having to worry about being in the unbearable heat.

  • Stay Hydrated

An obvious way to keep cool is to remain hydrated! Make sure to drink water frequently and carry around bottled water with you. The best way to drink water in such scorching heat is to consume small quantities at regular intervals rather than infrequent gulps.

  • Eat lighter meals

Avoid indulging in heavy meals and snacks such as fried and fast food, as this requires more energy to digest thus making you feel quickly drained of energy. Instead, eat light and healthy meals at frequent intervals to keep you refreshed throughout the day. 

  • Stay in air-conditioned places

All buildings and transportation in Dubai are fully air-conditioned, so staying anywhere other than outside will definitely keep you cool. Take advantage of the mall, a restaurant, museum or gallery.

Although it might seem unlikely, there are many activities to do in the summer in Dubai that will keep you cool, such as going to water parks, swimming in pools and indoor ice skating.

If you want to go to the beach, go before 10 am or in the early evening. This way you’ll avoid the burning heat of the sun and the sea.

It can be hard to not perspire at all, unless you’re always in a cool, air-conditioned environment. If you need to freshen up your clothes, you can book a laundry collection with Laundryheap and expect to have your clothes clean and delivered to you within 24 hours.