Livehealthy approved: Banan Beach campground

City living can leave UAE residents craving something a little bit more raw, authentic and natural, and Banan Beach campground in Ras Al Khaimah is the perfect antidote.  Providing a welcome break from marble floors and crystal chandeliers, shopping malls and commuting, it’s an invigorating breath of fresh air and completely unlike anything else I’ve seen in the seven emirates.   A welcome escape from luxury  The rustic, unpolished and immensely photogenic glamping site is tucked away

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5 cool sustainability projects in the Middle East

When COP28 kicks off at the end of November in Expo City Dubai, the climate-conscious eyes of the world will be on the UAE’s commitment to sustainability. But it’s worth remembering that 2023 will also mark 15 years since work began on Masdar City in Abu Dhabi, the carbon-neutral, energy-efficient urban development which envisioned a new, more sustainable and inclusive way in which to live, work and play.  The ambition was laudable – and while

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Atmospheric Water Generation goes mainstream in the UAE   

Offering year-round solar power and famously vast supplies of natural oil and gas, the UAE is relatively abundant in natural resources.    However, our water reserves are running dangerously low.  UNICEF lists MENA as the most water-scarce region in the world, and the UAE as one of the driest countries on the planet. With an arid climate, limited rainfall, a rapidly booming population and temperatures that continue to rise year-on-year, experts predict that the limited natural water

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UAE Flower Farm: Finding Fujairah’s paradise

The UAE may be known for its skyscrapers, shopping malls and feats of architecture, but hidden amid the modern landscape lies a hidden gem that’s blooming with vibrant color.  The UAE Flower Farm is tucked away in the heart of rural Fujairah, splashing a kaleidoscopic rainbow against the backdrop of the Hajar Mountains. As you veer off a dirt road in the dusty Asimah Valley, the farm gradually comes into view, greeting you with an

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camel milk

Meet your next natural superfood: Camel milk

The metal turnstiles grind open and 24 humped beasts begin their parade from the milking pen into the sprawling Al Ain desert. Moments later, a second herd takes its place, and so it continues until every last camel has been milked and the march starts once again.  The milking process at Al Ain Farms camel dairy is a well-oiled machine. Impatient hoofing aside, the resident beasts know the drill, and so they should, with each

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