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Common

Common Grounds at Mall of the Emirates

I can’t believe I haven’t written a post on Common Grounds yet. Situated in the Mall of the Emirates, Common Grounds was the first cafe we visited the day we arrived in Dubai. It has delivered us tasty comfort food ever since. Run by the ubiquitous Bull&Roo, a company well known throughout Dubai for its […]

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 […]

Lyon

Two Days in Lyon

I didn’t really know what to expect from Lyon. Though I’ve been to Paris a few times, and to Versailles, I’d never been anywhere else in France. I didn’t even know anything about the history of Lyon, or where it is in the country. Ah, the life of an opportunistic traveller. But with the opportunity […]

SP

Five Days in St Petersburg

I had forgotten how beautiful St. Petersburg is. I last visited in 2012, when mum and I went on a cruise around Scandinavia and the Baltic. We spent two days in St. Petersburg, but it was really just one day in the city. The other day was spent at Pushkin, the area formerly favoured by […]

Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer at the Dusit Thani

Jones the Grocer should be nothing special. It is just another chain of cafés, one of many in a city full of eateries. There is even one in New Zealand, although I have admittedly never visited it. But what it does, it does very well. We visited Jones the Grocer during Ramadan. It was one […]

IMG

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 […]

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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Clare Nappers Highlife Series

What is the point of being an ex-pat in Dubai if you can’t laugh at yourself a little? Clare Nappers Highlife range gives you a fantastic opportunity to do just that. I’ve spent a fair bit of time overseas recently, and it does help you focus on the quirky aspects of life in Dubai. How […]

Welly

24 Hours in Wellington

It’s an interesting experience to write a post about enjoying a day in your own city. You know it so well because you have spent so much time there, but you haven’t experienced it in a 24 hour block. It is not often that you sit down and distill exactly what it is that makes […]

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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