Welcome to Uprooted Adventure, a website dedicated to activities and adventure travel in the UAE and beyond.

An online adventure blog in search of the coolest activities and tours in the Middle East, Uprooted Adventure is an inspiration hub for both visitors and residents to the UAE – encouraging readers to break their cycle of routine and experience every facet this deliriously exciting and offbeat location has to offer.


Laura Coughlin is a travel writer and self-proclaimed adventure junkie. Her career started in China where she waxed lyrical for four years about Shanghai’s hidden gems and delicious dumplings. Following this, she headed for the desert in search of another epic adventure and landed a job in Dubai as an editor for a travel guide company.

Now a fully-fledged lover of the Middle East, Laura can be found riding a wakeboard on the calm Arabian waters, forcing her pals to try out the latest craze, or writing her next travel story. She has contributed travel and adventure stories to various publications and is a regular contributor on Dubai Eye Radio as a travel and adventure sport expert.

To contact Laura about media trips, brand partnerships, activity reviews, freelance travel writing or to send something by post or courier, please email llkcoughlin@gmail.com.