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June 2017

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Enable UAE

I don’t have much of a green thumb. When we moved to Dubai, Matt wanted to buy several house plants. I haven’t had a great experience with plants in the past. My last plant was acquired in a pub…

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Living Nature

Living in Dubai has opened up a world of new possibilities in terms of health and beauty. It seems to be a huge industry here – beauty blogging is big business, and getting plastic surgery is widely accepted. However,…

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The Green Planet

Back in New Zealand, the temperature in summer didn’t often exceed 25 degrees celsius. Moving to Dubai has been a shock to the system. Some days, you just need an escape from the summers heat. Ironically, we chose to…

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I’m scheduling this to post while I am on a flight from Dubai to Moscow. Flights always make think of New Zealand, so prior to my flight, I decided I would google promotional videos of Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve…

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48 hours in Ajman

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation.  In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I guess the…

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Nouq camel milk products

Of all the different food I have tried since moving to Dubai, I did not expect to take such a shining to camel milk ice cream.  Not being able to tolerate much lactose, camel’s milk is a bit of…

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Craft Cafe

One of the best things about moving to a new country (or city) is the opportunity to try lots of new things. Back in Wellington, the best we could have hoped for was a new cafe or restaurant opening,…

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Watercolour paintings

I like painting. I’m not a great painter, or even a good painter. But, under the right circumstances, I find painting very therapeutic. Most of all, I love being able to give people my ‘art’ – even if it…

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Dubai Love

When I first arrived in Dubai, all I wanted was some art to brighten up our walls. Sure, I’d brought some prints and paintings from home, but it would be nice to find something with a local flavor. Easy,…

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24 hours in Beijing

Beijing is busy.  I know, that seems like an overwhelmingly obvious statement to make. It is a city of 22 million people, nearly five times the population of New Zealand. I’ve been to Shanghai several times, and visited Nanjing.…

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Freedom Pizza

I am mourning the loss of dairy. I’ve always tried to eat very little dairy, but I still let myself indulge in a little bit of cheese now and then. What is life without cheese? As I have found…

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Sunrise horse ride at Al Sahra

If there is one thing I know about Dubai, it is that people here fancy their horses. Horses hold a very special place in the hearts of people in the Middle East. I had been for a sunrise ride…

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Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen

From an ex-pat perspective – what is the hardest thing about Ramadan in Dubai? The closure of Lime Tree Cafe (for lunchtime dining, at least!).  Okay, it is open for delivery and after Iftar. But it’s not the same.…

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Welcome!

Hello and welcome to the first post of my new blog, The 58th Floor. This blog was created for a few reasons. One of those reasons is to try to combat my boredom throughout summer in Dubai! But mainly,…