Liz Totton

Abu Dhabi-Based Lifestyle Writer

Writer, editor, and PR looking to create some storytelling magic in this crazy world. Adept at transforming complex topics into innovative, engaging, and informative news stories. A true wordsmith with the proven capability to move a brand from being merely online noise to being noteworthy.

Morning Calm
Cultural Desert

Abu Dhabi is giving that term new meaning, as it sets about developing an art scene to rival that of any major city, underlining its ambitions with last year’s opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The National
Vegetarian options in Abu Dhabi have improved, but vegans still forage

Local sourcing of vegetables, increased demand, and creative cookery have made it easier to be a vegetarian in Abu Dhabi, but the plight of the vegan is another story. N ot so long ago, Abu Dhabi's vegetarians sought refuge in the teeming South Indian restaurants that line the busy alleyways of downtown Salam Street.

Signature Luxury Travel

A fashion photographer’s lens peers beyond the glitz and glamour of a landmark hotel to reveal a narrative steeped in tradition as ancient as the sands of the Middle East, discovers Elizabeth Totton.

Seeing the light: eL Seed's Perception - magpie

"An angry bull on a balcony" says eL Seed when asked about some of the unexpected challenges his team faced on his boldest project to date. Indeed, on his iPhone there's a photo a bull on a sixth-story balcony. And that's not all: "Some of the team were afraid of heights, the bottom dropping out ...

Sound and vision: art beyond boundaries

Two unique artists are pioneering new genres that express human senses they were born without, questioning ideas about perception In March of this year, Dubai Canvas Festival and Art Dubai hosted two extraordinary artists who spoke to a wider theme of art that doesn't just blur boundaries - it ignores them.
Louvre Abu Dhabi inside stories - Art Features -

Art lovers in the capital are bursting with anticipation as we watch the Louvre Abu Dhabi rise from the dunes. To appease them, the museum is offering two more sneak peek exhibitions. In advance of its opening, the Louvre Abu Dhabi continues to drop breadcrumbs for art lovers with preview exhibitions at the Manarat Al Saadiyat museum.
Dave Matthews Band in Abu Dhabi - Nightlife Features -

Everyone should be lucky enough to love their job as much as Dave Matthews. Just watch the infectious grins on his band's faces on stage and you will see that they love what they are doing. And why shouldn't they? They have been living out their dreams for the past 25 years with no sign of stopping.

16 Ways to Rock Abu Dhabi in 2016 - Inspire

If you think a futuristic city popping out of desert dunes, full of amusement parks and beaches, sounds too good to be true, catch the next Etihad flight to Abu Dhabi. Paradise is real, and it's in the UAE. Here's how to make the most of your trip to the Emirati capital.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Fantasy family island

The Maldives atoll is best known as a honeymoon or luxury travel destination, but Liz Totton discovers that this group of fantasy islands packs a lot of seafaring fun for families too.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Travel by the seat of your pants

Abu Dhabi's families are adventurous by nature but are you brave enough to ditch the maps, itineraries and five star hotels? Liz Totton reveals how to make last minute and stress-free backpacking trips to destinations unknown

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Where the wild things are

Paradise found. Liz Totton travels to fantastical Sir Bani Yas Island and discovers a menagerie of animals above and below sea level

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Spill the beans

Great coffee is something we can all agree on. Forget Starbucks, TOAD spills the beans on the best baristas in town.

Time Out Abu Dhabi
Signed, Sealed and Delivered

Sanjeev Kapoor recently put his signature on the capital's culinary scene. Liz Totton sits down with the celebrity chef to talk about his passion for food.