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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 […]

Ekar

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 […]

Art

Where to find art supplies in Dubai

One of the difficulties about moving to Dubai is trying to find the things you took for granted back home. Knitting wool was a big one. It took me a fair while to locate anything resembling real wool here in the desert. Art supplies were another stumbling block. Sure, you can pick up cheap bits and […]

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The Spa at the Steigenberger Hotel, Dubai

I remember the first time I saw the Steigenberger Hotel in Business Bay. Situated near a BlomBank and the Fakhruddin Building, I thought someone was making up funny sounding business names just to mess with me. Little did I know that the Steigenberger Hotel chain was founded in 1930. Its overarching company, Deutsche Hospitality, has […]

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Dairy Free Dubai

When living in a foreign country, it’s always hard dealing with a food intolerance. I was recently advised to cut dairy out of my diet, to see if my health would improve. While cutting dairy out didn’t really work for me – darn – I did manage to accumulate a list of  products that I thought […]

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Furnish your place in Dubai without blowing your budget

Dubai is expensive. Ask anyone you know that lives here, and I am sure they will agree. For that reason, many people ship their furniture from home rather than buying furniture here. We didn’t do this. We decided we would furnish our place from scratch, bringing about 13 boxes of with us from New Zealand, […]

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Sunrise horse ride at Al Sahra Desert Resort

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 the last time I visited Dubai before moving here, but wanted to find somewhere a bit […]

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