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Cheryl Robertson

Journalist

Born in Bulawayo Zimbabwe, I write on subjects across the board. Based in Dubai. Contact me at tuppy.robertson (at) gmail.com

Portfolio
Marula Express Blog
06/30/2019
Pursuing Puffins in Northumberland

Between April and end July it’s puffin breeding season at the Farne Islands off England’s Northumbrian coast.

TTN Worldwide
01/06/2018
Maldives magic

Magical destinations - Maldives

Gulf News
11/02/2018
Cultural connections

There is a strong bond between Emirati and Japanese residents, for both nationalities appreciate the similar values of good manners, hospitality, respect and craftsmanship. The Japanese Tea Ceremony, Urasenke chado, is a case in point where traditional cultures blend harmoniously together.

TTN Worldwide
01/03/2018
In focus

Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) countries are being encouraged to improve their infrastructure to enable accessibility for all travellers, including those with disabilities and senior citizens, and to join forces to woo niche market segments including Muslims. TTN , one of the few Middle East publications hosted by the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) held in Chiang Mai, Thailand from January 22 to 26, witnessed a refreshing call for more inclusive tourism after the 21st Meeting of...

Etihad Holidays 2015-2016
01/10/2015
The Global Collection

Etihad Airways flies to six continents and Etihad Holidays guides travellers to many exciting destinations around the world. Get inspired.

Air Arabia
01/06/2014
Bioluminescence - Oman

It’s like a scene from the Life of Pi,’” said Graham Church, still reeling as he recounted the events from the previous night. “Trails of jellyfish right next to the dhow were glowing, moving through the water in shades of blues and greens, while shimmering fish leapt about in the water further afield. Lights pulsated repeatedly from one end of the tide to the other. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Heritage supplement
02/12/2014
Wild about technology

Using technology to keep tabs on and preserve wildlife

Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) website
05/02/2015
How Abu Dhabi is Saving the Dugong

Rising pollution, coastal developments, boat traffic and bad fishing practices are contributing to a decline in the fortunes of the dugong - in Abu Dhabi and around the world. Any threat to this huge migratory herbivorous mammal should be of critical concern to the billions of people who rely on the oceans for their livelihood, according to the website of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).

Gulf News Smart Devices
07/18/2014
Planet of the apps

Self-professed Luddite, tries the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Will it be an easy transition?

Air Arabia
01/06/2014
Beatrix's creatures great and small

The spectacular natural beauty of rural Cumbria has inspired many literary greats - including Beatrix Potter - and those who come to walk in their footsteps.

Gulf News
29/03/2014
Dubai World Cup: 19 burning race-day questions answered

Can you survive among the hoity-toity at Meydan? Do you know your stirrup cups from your stirrups? Here's a rough guide - from how to name-drop without causing a rumpus to the quickest route to securing a hat today

Facilities Management GN
18/05/2014
Setting the falcon among the pigeons

Marley is as quiet as a mouse as he sits on falconer Peter Bergh's gloved hand. Once the calming hood is removed though, he's alert and, taking off into the oncoming breeze, soars around the hotel performing the role he was contracted for.

Gulf News 35 Years
09/30/2013
Printing choreography

UAE newspaper comes to life on an automated Cortina web press, the first installed outside Europe

National Day 2013 GN
02/12/2013
Camel race keeps cultural roots alive

Jostling for space against the starting gate, the camels about to head full tilt down the track don't change their facial expressions once. There's a placid acceptance of their role - no bickering, no pushing or shoving and certainly no biting.

Turkey - GN
10/07/2013
Ramadan in Turkey: Move over doner

Whatever your religious affiliation, Turkey is a fascinating place to be in during the holy month, when traditions and celebrations merge, complemented by the hospitable nature of its people.

GulfNews
03/01/2013
Rhino horror: Shot, dehorned and left to die

There were 500 000 rhinos in Africa and Asia at the beginning of the 20th century Poaching has reduced this to just 29 000 today Cheryl Robertson reports on how myths have fuelled a trade in rhino horns resulting in the brutal elimination of one of the most magnificent beasts in the world

Weekly Telegraph World Edition
09/01/2013
Back in Bulawayo

Return to Zimbabwe as a tourist

Alpha Magazine
08/05/2012
Zimbabwe: No country for old men

Talk about being on an emotional roller coaster. Nothing - not even Germany's Silver Star or the Tower of Terror on the Australian Gold Coast - can produce so many contrasting emotions. White-water rafting on the Zambezi River, which separates Zimbabwe from Zambia, initiates a flood of them, from mortal terror to ultimate exhilaration.

Gulf News
05/09/2013
Not all flight companions are boring

Airline check-in counter clerks have so much power. They can, in one swift move, relegate you to a middle seat or one of those at the back of the economy section that doesn't tilt.

GulfNews
25/10/2012
Would you go to prison... voluntarily?

The nice thing about Australians is that they don't beat about the bush - they say it how it is. If your ancestors came to a country only because they were convicts in Great Britain between 1787 and 1868, despatched out there on a convict ship, would you boast about it?

Hand Eye Magazine
11/08/2012
Social Fabric Woven

"My message to every woman is that the first step to self empowerment is to learn to love and believe in yourself," says Halima Al Quaidah, once a volunteer wool-washer and now manager of the Bani Hamida Women Weaving Project in a barren mountainous region of Jordan.

Arabian Knight
01/12/2009
Magic in a magical land

Rani Resorts is a tourism development company that owns and operates luxury hotels and lodges in some of the most unique, remote and naturally beautiful locations in southern Africa.

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning
08/01/1988
Tracks for Trane

Scroll and screw compressors, quality assurance and microelectronics are Trane's focus

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