I don't know how many times I've apologized for the lack of updates on this blog so I'm not going to do it now because I can't promise to be consistent in writing with all the things currently going on in my life. But if you are reading this, thank you for still being here. … Continue reading Why we left Dubai
I'm going to make this post short - have you been to the kids aqua park in Jumeirah called Splash n Party? I've heard of this place for a long time and seen pictures on social media uploaded by other bloggers but never really got to check it out with the kids because the invites were … Continue reading Splash n Party: the newest kids aqua park in town
Photo credit The National. You can find more photos of the rain here. After days of grey skies and wind and dust, we woke up to rain this morning. I know I heard some pitter patter at the break of dawn but didn't realize it had been raining heavily outside. I mean, c'mon, it's already … Continue reading Tuesday’s surprise: rain, in late March!
Unless you've been living under a rock, you must know by now that there's a ski resort inside a mall in Dubai. Ski Dubai is the Middle East's first indoor ski resort which opened in 2005. This massive facility has 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area where you can ski (of course) and do lots … Continue reading Ski Dubai snow penguins turns 5!
Last weekend, the kids and I went to "Rise", a new outdoor entertainment on the Dubai Creek Promenade and could well be the coolest place to be in Dubai. Rise is open from now and every weekend from 2pm. Think of a place with lots of bean bags and sofas to just sit back, lounge … Continue reading Dubai Creek Harbour
Photo credit In celebration of the UAE's 45th National Day, here's recalling reasons why we love living here. I was 30 when we moved here and now that I just turned 40, it meant we've been in this country for a DECADE. Please give me a moment to digest that. OMG, a decade. I lived … Continue reading 10 Reasons why we love living in the UAE
I must admit, even with exciting things going on and being built in the UAE's capital city of Abu Dhabi, the at least 2 hours drive gets to me. There's a public transport (bus) but not really an option for many people and as of this writing, there is no railway system that connects Dubai … Continue reading World’s first Hyperloop coming soon to the UAE!
Nothing more timely than a treasure of information about Privilee flashing in front of me on a random day last week when I was scratching my head on where to take the kids for the weekend. The weather in Dubai is getting better and better and that means we'd like to go back to enjoying … Continue reading Here’s to more fun weekends with Privilee!
Hello. Do you have friends in the UAE on Facebook posting their out of town trips lately? I'm seeing a lot of people on my timeline either in Barcelona, somewhere in Europe, New York or Maldives. Or even to the mountains of Hatta and the beaches of Jumeirah. There's no traffic on the roads which means … Continue reading Staying home for Eid Al Adha 2016
Another year is about to start so we get the most generic of questions from family and friends back home, "You're still there?" We're about to welcome another year in Dubai. Didn't we come here and intend to stay for a few years? You know, just to test the waters? (As of this writing, it's our … Continue reading The most common question expats get