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Work Dubai

Preparing yourself to work in Dubai

I would be the first to admit that I might not be the best person to write this post. I’ve only worked in the region for about nine months, and I’m sure there are others who are much more knowledgeable than I am. However, those people haven’t written us a blog post, have they? This […]

Meloncholy

The Melancholy Cities of Eastern Europe

Next to our front door, there are two small postcards in black frames. I bought the postcards in the Singer building in St. Petersburg. One of them is an ink drawing of a seagull wearing a sailor hat, next to the caption ‘Melancholy City’. I had no idea exactly what this was referring to when […]

VAT

Beat the VAT – Fly and Buy

Having access to international travel on a regular basis does have some advantages. One of these is bringing back tasty treats (as well as useful household items) from overseas. This is one way you can beat the VAT recently introduced to Dubai. Remember, hold on to your receipts, just in case. Alcohol and cigarette limits […]

Winterbooks

Book Reviews – Winter Edition

Okay, so I didn’t really get a winter vacation. I had three days off over Christmas, and I just spent five days in Spain. Apart from that, I worked right through. But, after my earlier book review post, covering the first half of at the year, I thought I should cover the second half. For […]

Dubai

(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 […]

Xmas

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 […]

cats

Cats of Croatia

*and a few fellows from Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro, as well as the cats of Croatia. I can’t resist taking photos of kitties. This post is basically an excuse for me to post pictures of kitties I have found over the last few months. Welcome to the laziest post ever. Enjoy!

License

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 […]

EmiratesID

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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