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Akiba Dori

My favourite cuisine is Japanese. I love it. No matter where I am in the world, I always seek out Japanese food. What you end up with runs the gauntlet from awful to amazing. Luckily, my recent experience at Akiba Dori in Dubai fell on the positive end of the spectrum. I’ve wanted to visit […]

Irini

Irini Savva

Recently, I was lucky enough to have Irini Savva approach me, looking for assistance with her website and branding (subtle plug – if you are looking for a web and graphic designer, check out my portfolio!). I loved working with Irini to develop her new site. I asked her could share a little bit of […]

Where (Normal) People Shop in Dubai

Where (Normal) People Shop in Dubai

I know, I know. We are constantly told Dubai is a shopping paradise. Consumerism at its best! Every holiday or special occasion is accompanied with advertising telling us to buy the latest car, clothes, toys. It may seem strange that I would even compile a list of places to shop in Dubai. However, there is […]

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Yislamoo – Creative Arabian Art

One of the best aspects of moving to Dubai was the chance to decorate a new house. A blank canvas with fresh white walls awaited me, ready to be adorned. I had only packed a few prints and paintings from New Zealand, so was pretty excited to be able to choose new art pieces when […]

HealthyDubai

Healthy Eats in Dubai

It’s well known that Dubai has something like 20,000 eateries. I’d say around 10,000 of those claim to serve healthy food, without really having any idea what the concept means. Some of the lists of ‘healthy’ options are rather interesting…. would you call a place that only serves giant brioche cheeseburgers and freak shakes a […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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