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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…

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A very Dubai Christmas 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…

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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…

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Dubai Miracle Garden

I really didn’t want to like this place. 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…

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2017 Travel – the Ultimate Ranking

In 2017, I visited 20 countries. I have been very, very lucky. I live in hope, but I really doubt there will be another year where I can travel as much as I did in 2017. Anyway, I decided…

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Quick 8 Café and Restaurant Reviews

As I haven’t had much time to write lately, I’ve got a bit of a backlog of food and dining reviews to get through! Below are some quick thoughts on the places I have visited lately, most of which…

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for him

Lastly, for the guys. Those who are notoriously hard to buy for. There is no end to designer clothing here in Dubai, but if you are looking for something a little more personal or interesting, I’ve suggested some ideas…

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for her

And now, on to the ladies! I’ve tried to pick out a few different items here that should cater to most tastes. A quick look on the websites featured should also reveal a host of other options for Christmas…

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2017 Christmas Gift Guide – for the kids

I’ve been missing in action a bit lately. Life, work and all sorts of other exciting activities have gotten in the way of me blogging. Blogging, by the way, is a terribly time-consuming (and not all that rewarding) hobby.…

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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…

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Product Round Up Two – The Copper Edition

Another product round up! This one covers a few more bases… things for him, her, the house and the kids!  I plan on doing a Christmas special soon, listing a few ideas for items that can be easily posted…

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Tong Thai at the JW Marriott Marquis

When we first moved to Dubai, someone in our building pointed out the JW Marriott Marquis to us. They said that the hotel was so nice, they had been for a staycation there. Down the road. A five minute…

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Scamp Pop Up at A4 Space, AlSerkal Avenue

It’s no secret that I love Scamp. Offering gorgeous products for yourself and your furry friends, they are one of my favourite ‘go-to’ shops for creative gift ideas in Dubai. That’s why I’m happy to announce that you can visit Scamp…

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Reform Social and Grill

Sometimes in Dubai, you just want to see a little bit of greenery. No, I don’t mean those sad little patches of grass that have sprung up next to lots of the metro stations. I mean some real grass,…

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Home & Living – Product Round Up

I’m not exactly a style guru. However, I am a prolific window shopper (or an online window shopper, I guess?). I might not buy much, but I do tend to find a few nice things. I thought that every now…