Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and be one of the first people to truly disconnect among nature at Al Mugheirah Resort.

The newly opened second location of Bab Al Nojoum takes you on a journey to Mirfa, 160km west of Abu Dhabi city where you get to spend the night in a spacious cabin suite with its own private plunge pool and firepit to roast those marshmallows as you stargaze from the comfort of your sun lounger on the patio. There’s even free WiFi.

For more details, visit Bab Al Nojoum

The rules of travel have altered so much in the last few years, with strict regulation regarding air travel, questionable car searches that may vary in regulation from state to state, and the feeling of never really being ultimately sure what is appropriate or improper in the travel world any longer. In most cases, if you decide to fly the formerly affable skies, your airline or airport website will have an accurate and up to date list regarding what is okay and what is not okay regarding your luggage. As if packing for a trip wasnt difficult enough, now we all have to do it with cloudy and blurry regulations and a list we print out from the airlines.

The first measure of travel complacency is simple; dont try to squeeze on a carry on that you know is not really a carry on. You will get yourself into the frustrating position of trying to argue your way onto the airplane with an large bag that just wont do. Youre not going to succeed. Once upon a time you would, but not anymore. Now, you will simply be forced to check it and risk being charged an additional fee for having too many luggage items. Plus, youre going to end up travelling without your usual band of comfort items that you could have had if you just scaled down into standard sized carry on luggage. The simple fact is that there used to be wiggle room, and now, there is none.