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(Nearly) A Year in Dubai

In 2016, I visited Hiroshima. It is amazing that there is a modern city of Hiroshima at all, given what happened there during World War Two. I knew relatively little about the atomic bomb attack before my visit. When the bomb exploded over the city on August 6, 1944, people within a one mile radius […]

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Dubai Miracle Garden

I really didn’t want to like Dubai Miracle Garden. The photos of it looked terrible. A friend had told me it would take 30 minutes max. But, admittedly, I really like gardens. There aren’t really any beautiful gardens here in Dubai. With Anna visiting, we decided we would embrace the tacky factor and head to […]

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Where to Buy Christmas Decorations in Dubai

A few months ago, I was was looking for Christmas cards to send back to New Zealand with my mum when she visited. I couldn’t find a thing. In the end, we found Christmas cards, at all places, at Emirates Headquarters. Little did I know that a veritable sea of Christmas stuff would soon flood […]

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Gold on 27 at the Burj Al Arab

When deciding where to have High Tea in Dubai with mum, it really boiled down to two choices – the Burj Al Arab, or the Burj Khalifa. In the battle of the Burjs, it was Khalifa that won. You just can’t beat High Tea at 122 stories. However, mum still wanted to see the famed […]

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How do I Recycle in Dubai?

Last week, I visited the new La Mer development in Jumeirah. Have you been? It’s very cool, and has a lovely beachside area to relax at for free. Motomachi have opened a branch there, and there is a fabulous Juice Shop called Hola. Better yet, they have recycling bins – something that is often missing […]

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Transfer Your Ex-pat Driver’s License to a UAE license

Looking to take a road trip in the UAE? There are a few things you should know! Read on to follow my guide on how to transfer your ex-pat driver’s license to a UAE license. Once you are a resident of the UAE, you cannot drive on an international drivers license, or a license from […]

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Rent an Ekar

We haven’t bought a car yet. Though our handy location between Business Bay and Downtown Dubai means we can get around easily, occasionally, it’s easier to have your own set of wheels. Today, we decided to give Ekar – a fantastic on demand car rental service – a go. We were pleasantly surprised at how […]

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IMG Worlds of Adventure

What do you do when you are stuck in Dubai, and its 45 degrees outside? Visit the world’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure! I had been keen on visiting IMG since we moved to Dubai. I’m not a huge fan of thrill rides, but I do love theme parks. Disneyland California is […]

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Apply for your Emirates ID Card

Arriving in Dubai can be stressful. You’ve probably travelled a long way, you don’t know many people, and you aren’t sure who to ask for help. Once you have your visa – or your spouses visa – one of the first things you will need to do is apply for an Emirates ID. But what […]

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Clare Nappers Highlife Series

What is the point of being an ex-pat in Dubai if you can’t laugh at yourself a little? Clare Nappers Highlife range gives you a fantastic opportunity to do just that. I’ve spent a fair bit of time overseas recently, and it does help you focus on the quirky aspects of life in Dubai. How […]

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