Hayley Alexander

Freelance Lifestyle Writer

United Arab Emirates

A Londoner, immersed in the vibrant city of Dubai, passionate about exploring the realms of dining and cultural experiences.

Published works featured in renowned publications, including Harper's Bazaar Arabia, FACT Magazines, Villa88, The Ethicalist, The National and the Time Out platforms in Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh, amongst others.

Contact: [email protected]

FACT Magazine
Hotel Hotspot: A touch of movie magic at Paramount Hotel Dubai - FACT Magazine

Bringing timeless Hollywood elegance to life, Paramount Hotel Dubai embodies the very essence of Californian cool with classic cinematic touches from the Golden Age of Hollywood. FACT checks in... A five-minute drive from Downtown Dubai and nestled between two residential buildings sits Paramount Hotel Dubai.

The National
Why we love pop-up food stalls: from One Degree Cafe to Ministry of Crab

The "here today, gone tomorrow" culture has become a firm fixture on the UAE foodscape, as pop-up restaurants and vendors mushroom across the UAE. You can seek out or stumble across everything from plant-based delights and steak burgers sprinkled with gold flakes, to beachside food trucks and intimate 12-seater chef's tables.

FACT Magazine
Contemporary Izakaya style dining at WAWA - FACT Magazine

SPONSORED: FACT's Hayley Alexander visits Al Barsha's best kept homegrown dining secret... WAWA is a trendy JAKO (Japanese + Korean) find tucked away amidst the bustling streets of Al Barsha, but once you clap eyes on the hanging lanterns, wooden handwritten signage and the burst of colours - you've well and truly arrived.

FACT Magazine
Willow Lane: Dubai's bohemian boutique salon - FACT Magazine

Beauty-salon chasers, Willow Lane is the beauty spot you've been searching for in Dubai! Nestled in Gold Crest Executive Towers in bustling JLT, FACT's Hayley Alexander checks out the bohemian boutique salon. Are we in Dubai or Ibiza? Floor-to-ceiling windows from which natural light beams through compliments the white walls, scattered green plants, and carefully placed pampas grass.