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Mina

A night out at MINA Brasserie

I’m no food expert. Let’s make that perfectly clear. I like to eat, but I’m not a connoisseur. If anything, I’m slightly picky, which tends to keep me from the really exotic foods on offer here in Dubai. I’m kind of like a 12 year old child stuck in an adult body. So, when my […]

Saray

Saray Spa at the JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai

You may have heard of a little hotel in Dubai called the JW Marriott Marquis. Up until a few weeks ago, it was the tallest hotel in the world, a title that has since been snaffled by the newly opened Gevora Hotel. As the height of a building isn’t actually proximate to the quality of […]

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 […]

WA

A very Dubai Christmas (Brunch) at the Waldorf Astoria

 The Dubai brunch. It is a ex-pat mainstay, and every weekend you can find Brits-abroad getting tipsy and embarrassing themselves in public. They are expensive, rowdy, and they can get messy fast. We not really brunch people. However, it was our first Christmas in Dubai. I’m basically the world’s worst cook. Matt’s sister was visiting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Garden

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 […]

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 […]

Christmas

2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for him

Lastly, for the guys. Looking for something to buy that difficult to please male in Dubai? I’ve created this little Christmas Gift Guide for him to guide you in your gift purchasing! Those who are notoriously hard to buy for. There is no end to designer clothing here in Dubai, but if you are looking for […]

Xmas_forher

2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for her

And now, on to the ladies! I’ve tried to pick out a few different items here in a 2017 Christmas Gift Guide for her, that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas gifts, so do not hesitate to delve a […]

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