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See and Du-Bai

Al Bastakiya Historical District

At first glance, Dubai is a city of skyscrapers. I remember my first visit. After a day of wandering through malls and gawking at the tall buildings from the metro, all I wanted to do was get away. On…

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Living Nature

Living in Dubai has opened up a world of new possibilities in terms of health and beauty. It seems to be a huge industry here – beauty blogging is big business, and getting plastic surgery is widely accepted. However,…

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The Green Planet

Back in New Zealand, the temperature in summer didn’t often exceed 25 degrees celsius. Moving to Dubai has been a shock to the system. Some days, you just need an escape from the summers heat. Ironically, we chose to…

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I’m scheduling this to post while I am on a flight from Dubai to Moscow. Flights always make think of New Zealand, so prior to my flight, I decided I would google promotional videos of Wellington, New Zealand. I’ve…

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48 hours in Ajman

Since moving to Dubai, I’ve been introduced to the idea of a staycation.  In New Zealand, you would never really think of staying anywhere near your city for a day or two, or a long weekend. I guess the…

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Nouq camel milk products

Of all the different food I have tried since moving to Dubai, I did not expect to take such a shining to camel milk ice cream.  Not being able to tolerate much lactose, camel’s milk is a bit of…

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Craft Cafe

One of the best things about moving to a new country (or city) is the opportunity to try lots of new things. Back in Wellington, the best we could have hoped for was a new cafe or restaurant opening,…

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Freedom Pizza

I am mourning the loss of dairy. I’ve always tried to eat very little dairy, but I still let myself indulge in a little bit of cheese now and then. What is life without cheese? As I have found…

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Sunrise horse ride at Al Sahra

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…

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Lime Tree Cafe and Kitchen

From an ex-pat perspective – what is the hardest thing about Ramadan in Dubai? The closure of Lime Tree Cafe (for lunchtime dining, at least!).  Okay, it is open for delivery and after Iftar. But it’s not the same.…