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This page features my complete portfolio of published work resulting out of both press trips and independent travel. Alternatively, check these pages if you’re curious about me, want to know how I work with brands or just want to say Hello!

You can also view my Contently Portfolio and see my work on Medium.


I’m one of the authors of Lonely Planet’s Guide to the UAE (March 2024, print and e-book editions).

TV and Media Coverage

I was interviewed for Thai TV and the episode was aired countrywide on the news segment ‘The Passion’ on Nation TV Channel 22. You can watch me talk about my work as a blogger and my travels in the video below (starts at 2:40, about 8 minutes):

Speaking Engagements

Arabian Travel Market 2019

Speaker- Panel Discussion: How to Positively Change the Perception of Destinations Using the Power of Social Media

Speaker- Panel Discussion: How To Choose The Perfect Influencers For Your Brand In An Evolving Digital Landscape

Speaker- Panel Discussion: How To Gain A Career In Digital Marketing: Tips & Recommendations From The Pros

Print Articles

Dubai, A Land of Infinite Possibilities, Bleisure cities – MorningCalm (inflight magazine of Korean Air) December 2021

Discover Modern Dubai – Waldorf Astoria Magazine August 2019

A Culinary Legacy Goes Global– Waldorf Astoria Magazine

Feature on Emirati Cuisine – SilverKris (inflight magazine of Singapore Airlines) December 2019

Tunes of Bologna– JetWings July 2018- Jet Airways In-flight Magazine

Travelling on a Budget– Abu Dhabi World Magazine May 2018

Connections Across Borders Getaway, Ceylon Today (Sri Lankan print publication)

My Great Escapes Dnata World Traveller May 2018

48 Hours in Athens JetWings International August 2017 – Jet Airways In-flight Magazine

Cadaques: Wild World International Traveller Issue 26 Nov-Dec 2016

Saffron -The Society Insider (UAE)

Web Publications

National Geographic Traveller UK

12 International Iftar Dishes To Try This Ramadan

AFAR Magazine

Neighborhoods Not To Miss in Dubai

Essential Tours to Book in Dubai

Lonely Planet

Local Flavour: The best places to eat and drink in Dubai

Things to know before going to Abu Dhabi

Best time to visit Abu Dhabi

Dubai in 5 Shops: ethical fashion, eclectic furniture and books by the beach

Best Places to Visit in Oman

15 Things To Know Before Traveling to Oman

Wadi and soul: Best hikes in Oman

Introducing Oman’s national parks

5 Best Roadtrips in Oman

6 unforgettable beaches in Oman for every type of traveler

Oman on a budget: How to get the best out of your trip

How to get around Oman

Oman visa: What you need to know

Forbes Travel Guide and

(I’m their UAE Correspondent)

6 Dubai Bars for Marvelous Mocktails (also on

5 of the UAE’s Best Wellness Retreats

5 of Abu Dhabi’s Best-Kept Secrets

6 Architectural Marvels Not to Miss in Dubai

How to Plan a Sustainable Trip to Zurich

6 Hotel Restaurants You Need to Visit in Dubai 

10 Best Attractions in Iceland

6 Geothermal Spas to Visit in Iceland

5 Must-Visit Museums in the UAE

5 Best Desert Resorts in the UAE

6 Architectural Marvels Not to Miss in Dubai (

Best Hotel Pools in Dubai with Dazzling Views

Hotel Overview: Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Spa Overview: The Spa at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

Hotel Overview: Emerald Palace Kempinski

Hotel Overview: Fairmont The Palm

Hotel Overview: Armani Hotel Dubai

Hotel Overview: Jumeirah Al Qasr

Hotel Overview: Jumeirah Mina A’Salam

Hotel Overview: Jumeirah Al Naseem

Hotel Overview: Bulgari Resort & Residences Dubai

Hotel Overview: Burj Al Arab Jumeirah

Hotel Overview: Four Seasons Hotel DIFC

Hotel Overview: Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach

Hotel Overview: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah

Hotel Overview: One & Only Royal Mirage

Hotel Overview: One & Only The Palm

Hotel Overview: Palazzo Versace Dubai

Hotel Overview: Taj Dubai

Hotel Overview: The Oberoi Dubai

Spa Overview: The Bulgari Spa

Spa Overview: Pearl Spa

Where to Find Dubai’s Best Burgers

5 of Dubai’s Top Emirati Restaurants

5 Dubai Iftars we Crave

6 Top Spots for Seafood Lovers in Dubai

5 Top Spots in Dubai for Live Music

6 of Dubai’s Top Cocktail Bars

5 Island Getaways in Dubai

5 Best Rooftop Bars in Dubai

4 Dubai Hotels That make You Feel Like Royalty

4 Under-The-Radar Attractions in Dubai

5 Amazing Adventures to Try in Dubai

6 Decadent Desserts to Try in Dubai

5 Ways to Enjoy Winter in Dubai

5 Dubai Hotels for Design Lovers

4 Animal Roaming Resorts We’re Wild About

How To Experience Breakfast Like a Local in Dubai

4 Dubai Hotels for the Ultimate Beach Vacation

How To Spend Two Perfect Days in Dubai

4 Hot Brunches to Try in Dubai

4 of Dubai’s Most Luxurious Spa Experiences

9 Things To Do in Dubai With Kids

Hotel Overview: Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Anantara Spa Overview

Hotel Overview: Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai


A local’s guide to visiting Dubai 


7 unique and over-the-top experiences in Dubai

Marriott Traveler

This Weekend Guide to Abu Dhabi is Full of Diverse Experiences

Escape Sprawling Cities for Bucolic Small Towns in the Middle East and Africa

Plan a Next Level Luxury Vacation in the Middle East

Movies under the Stars, Santa in a Dhow: 5 Middle East Staycations

Pause, Reflect and Refuel: Here’s Where to Find Quiet in Dubai

From ‘Gram-Worthy Views to Date Night Dining, Savor These Must- Try Dubai Restaurants

Zone Out in the Middle East with These Before and After-Hours Adventures

Extend Your Summer Weekends in the Middle East with Art, Ancient Cities & Adventure

Jordan Do’s & Don’ts: Tips on Local Etiquette

Feast for All Senses: 5 Must-Try Jordanian Foods & Where to Try Them

Get Your Groove On: Where to Hear Live Music in Dubai

7 Jordan Must-Do’s for Your Bucket List

Petra is Otherworldly. Here’s how to Tackle an Amman to Petra Day Trip.

Noreen Wasti on an Unforgettable Girls Staycation

Chef Abdulilah Shadoud on Mixing Creativity & Culture in Arabic Cuisine

Inside Zahrat Lebnan: Abu Dhabi’s Most Beloved Lebanese Restaurant

A First-Timer’s Guide to Souks in Abu Dhabi


Alia Ali on the Power of Narratives in the Language of Textiles


A Mandyara Beats a Blender Every Time

Whetstone Magazine

A Sip of Sweet Karak Offers a Taste of Dubai

Living off the Land in Greenland


I didn’t know how to tell my father I loved him. So I learned to make sai bhaji. (Essay, recipe and photography)


Secret No More: Emirati Food is Having Its Day in the Sun

Rough Guides

Why Abu Dhabi holidays are meant for romance and relaxation

Best things to do in Abu Dhabi for families with kids

Best Abu Dhabi activities for an unforgettable group trip

Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe

A Taste of Serbia on the Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route

Stay at a Serbian Monastery along the TRANSROMANICA Cultural Route

Transromanica Cultural Route: My Journey Through Austria

An Iron Gates Cruise on the Danube in Serbia

InterContinental Life

A Taste of Arabian Waters at the UAE’s First Oyster Farm

A Fresh Perspective: Dubai Through a Culinary Insider

Waldorf Astoria Magazine

Discover Modern Dubai

A Culinary Legacy Goes Global

World Nomads

Mumbai’s Best Bits: Markets, Caves & Temples

Jaipur: Chaotic Bazaars, Lake views & Forts Galore

5 of India’s Best Festivals & Etiquettes for Travelers

Break Away From the Hostel Bubble on your Gap Year

Hostelling International Canada

Is Solo Travel The Right Choice For Introverts

Getting Naked in Front of Strangers in Iceland Changed How I Feel About My Body

Am I Too Old To Stay in Hostels?

Here’s how 2020 changed how we’ll travel

InterContinental Blog

11 Best Places to Take Photos in Dubai


Dubai City guide 

Hilton Explore

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Shopping in the Souks of Dubai

Skiing in Summer: Offbeat Things to do in Dubai

Nightlife in Dubai: An After Hours Guide

Guide to Dubai

SF Gate

If your legs swell on airplanes, you should try wearing graduated compression socks

Little Big Travellers by Holiday Inn

Abu Dhabi Guide

HuffPost Personal

Stop Asking Me When I’ll Have Kids February 2020

Roads & Kingdoms

Let’s Mix Bees and Shots and See What Happens

Go Overseas

How To Live Like a Local as You Volunteer Abroad

How To Decipher Tipping Etiquette on Tours Around The World

How To Pack Light for Your Study Abroad Experience

How To Volunteer Abroad as an Introvert

Study abroad During Ramadan: What You Need To Know

Best Weekend and Day Trips for Study Abroad Students in Dubai

Tips for Women Working or Interning in the Middle East

Affordable Cities for Language Learning Abroad

Sweden on a Budget

I Spent a Month Volunteering in Asia but Did I Make an Impact?

What to Wear while Studying Abroad in these Middle Eastern Cities

Everything You Need To Know About Learning Arabic in Dubai

How I Became Local While Living in Bangladesh

What to Wear While Studying Abroad in these 12 Popular European Countries

Insider Tips for Volunteering in India and South Asia

How To Apply for an Internship Abroad

Adventure Travel on a Budget

10 of the Most Beautiful Destinations to Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad in Tourism

Group Volunteering Abroad

10 Schools Hiring English Teachers Like Crazy This October

The Discoverer

You Can Even Go Swimming In This Do-It-All Travel Shoe

Never Board A Long Flight Without These Socks

The Gaggler

Summer Loving: Three Nordic Cities that do Summer Right

4 Girls’ Trip That Will Blow You Away

These Top Summer Destinations are Only Five Hours Away

Abu Dhabi World Online

Amazing holidays don’t cost you a fortune

Flight Network Blog

What Everyone Should Know Before Visiting a Hot Spring in Iceland

Matador Network

How to experience Greenland’s indigenous hunting traditions

A Harlem chef is showcasing the vast diversity of African cuisine at a Dubai food hall

Epic Outdoor Adventures in Dubai

Abu Dhabi is 3 amazing destinations in one. Here’s proof.

17 Signs You Were Born and Raised in Dubai

14 Things Dubai Locals Always Have to Explain to Out-Of-Towners


Unforgettable Two-Day Eid Getaways from Dubai


A Traveler’s Note to the Daydreamer

A Letter to the Spouse Who Can’t Always Go

A Letter to the First-Time Solo Traveler

A Letter to the Touristophobic Traveler: Tourist is not a dirty word

48 Hours in Athens

48 Hours in Mumbai

Incredible India: Surprises at Every Turn

A Shopaholic’s Guide to Markets in Dubai

UAE and Me: A Family Getaway to the Middle East

The 5 Most Incredible and Photogenic Mosques in the UAE

48 Hours in Dubai

Historical UAE Sights Straight Outta Aladdin

Dnata World Traveller

My Great Escapes May 2018

Thought Catalog

In Defense of All Labeled Introverts Everywhere

Why I Will Always Love Traveling More Than I Love You

This is Why You Shouldn’t Feel Awkward Dining Alone

Elite Daily

Walk The World:10 Life Lessons You Can Learn on the Hiking Trail

Carpe Diem, People: Why There’s No Use In Waiting For ‘Someday’

8 Places to Road Trip Instead of Backpack Through


Eat Your Way Around the Streets of Mumbai

The Best of Mumbai Street Food


I Have Been Living with Undiagnosed ADHD. Quarantine Forced Me to Get Help Byrdie

In the Kitchen, My Mother’s Daughter Entropy Magazine

Coffee & Canyons in Bohemian Switzerland: Take a Sip of the Great Outdoors Northern Hikes October 2018

Meet The Dwarves of Wrocław JayWay Travel November 2018

Discovering Iceland Ambassador Cruiseline

From Dubai to India: What does being from Dubai mean? April 2019

Been There, Loved That good Magazine (UAE), April 2015, Issue 23

Best of Barcelona (Photo Contribution) Odyssee Student Travel Magazine, April 2016.

Solo Travel: What’s All The Fuss About? District Magazine, August 2015

Eating Out in Sapa, Vietnam Book Culinary Vacations

Trekking Sapa to Lao Chai Digital Nomad Travel Magazine App

Why I Write The Coffeelicious

5 Awesome Things You Can Only Do in Cappadocia Travelettes

Best Spa Hotels in Dubai Hipmunk

Bangladesh: A Life Changing Internship The Planet D

Kathmandu’s Garden of Dreams Yahoo! India Travel

7 Things to Know Before Travelling by Overnight Train in Vietnam Mapping Megan

A Traveler’s Note to Her Lover: Why I Will Always Love The World More Than I Love You The Culture-ist

Solo Travel Ideas for Introverts Traveldudes

New Zealand Tour of the Pohutu Geyser Go Girlfriend

Swayambhunath Stupa: Kathmandu’s ‘Monkey Temple’ Nomadasaurus

Free Things To Do in Dubai Five Free Things

10 Things No One Tells You About Long Term Travel  Lifehack

10 Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your First Solo Travel Experience  Lifehack

10 Culturally Rich Cities That You Need To Visit Lifehack


She’s An Introvert Who Loves Meeting New People:  Why Natasha Left A Career In Finance To Solo Travel Around The World GAFFL

Being a travel influencer in the time of coronavirus The National

Connections Across Borders Getaway, Ceylon Today (Sri Lankan print publication)

Interview with Travel Blogger Natasha Amar Dxb Blog

Matador Success Story: Natasha Amar Matador Network

Meet The Boho Chica Susurrus

Best of the Travel Bloggers- Natasha Amar Travel Trolley

Interview with The Boho Chica GaminTraveler

Interview with Natasha Amar Tripedia

Dubai & the UAE with Natasha Girl About the Globe

Meet the Gypsies: Natasha of The Boho Chica A Southern Gypsy

Travel Bloggers Interviews Flights & Frustration Network

Sunshine Interviews-The Boho Chica Sunshine Tienda Blog

Travel Blogger Thursday: Natasha of The Boho Chica Justin plus Lauren

Collaborative Posts

Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Hikes of 2018 Nate Meets World

Ultimate Travel Destinations The LuxPad

Where Do Travel Writers Find Inspiration? Pink Pangea

8 Things to do in Thailand for under 8$ Tour Radar

What is something that traveling has taught you? BootsnAll Travel

Off The Beaten Track Hikes Around The World The Crowded Planet

Asking the Experts: How to Fund a Travel Lifestyle Geeky Explorer

Inspirational Travel Quotes Travelling Buzz

Delicious Food from Around the World Travelling Buzz

12 Travel Tips: Learn from the Experts iTrip blog

Must Visit Beaches Voucher Codes Pro


LP Pathfinders Top Posts for June 2017 Lonely Planet

Best Female Travel Blogs 2016: Top Influential Views Credit Donkey

Top 2300 Travel Blogs on the Internet (No.105 in Solo Woman category as of June, 2015) Nomad Revelations

My Top 10 Favourite Rising Travel Blogs of 2014 Travelling Buzz

100+ Best Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Outstanding stays around the globe Traveller 24


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