Somedays are better than others and yesterday was one of them. I have always enjoyed exploring the region and found lots of excitement when discovering hidden gems or learning about exciting new trails to enjoy, so when I had the chance to join experienced hikers on an exploration trip in Ras Al Khaima I didn’t think twice.

Today I had the privilege of meeting true travelers. A beautiful couple that has been on the road for the past 7 years, roaming remote lands of Africa and Middle East in their iconic “Yellow Fire Engine”. Ralf and Laila started their journey in 2008 exploring the African continent above and beyond until the year 2012- 5 years passing through 36 countries, of approximately 120,000km – wow that’s a true adventure!

The Pearl of Dubai, set in the shallow waters of The World Islands development off the coast of Dubai, has been modelled after the mythical lost city of Atlantis and inspired by the look of the Hollywood films Pirates of the Caribbean and Avatar, according to Reef Worlds, the Los Angeles-based underwater tourism design company developing the project.