Lara Dunston was a Dubai resident from 1998 until recently and now lives in Siem Reap. She is a food and travel writer, filmmaker, educator, and co-author—with her writer-photographer husband—of some 70 guidebooks, including dozens of books on Dubai. Her writing appears in The Guardian, The Independent, National Geographic Traveller, Australian Gourmet Traveller, Delicious, Feast, Wanderlust, and Travel + Leisure Asia, among scores of other publications. She also blogs about local travel, experiential travel, and slow and sustainable travel at Grantourismo.