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Atisuto: Hip, trendy and authentic Japanese

Is there a big demand of Japanese cuisine in Dubai lately? Judging from the number of new Japanese food joints, authentic or fusion, opening in Dubai lately, it definitely seems so. And of course, we are always curious to check it out. We already have a favorite Japanese restaurant that we frequently go to but it sure doesn't hurt to explore new ones. We visited 'Atisuto' (the colloquial … [Read More...]

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Street Nights at JBR

NOTE: This event ran from 30th April to 9th May so it has ended at the time of this writing. However, I'll be offering tips you can make use of to make your street nights experience better the next time they do it again. We're seeing more and more of these culture events in Dubai lately and we went to one last weekend - The Street Nights JBR at The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence. We've heard of … [Read More...]

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It’s Mother’s Day and I’m the bad person tonight

It's Mother's Day and I came home from a full day's work. It's 37 degrees Celsius (98.6F) in Dubai at 6 pm. Our house is a good 20 minutes walk from the nearest Metro station. I am drenched in sweat. Sunday is normal work day in the UAE (Middle East) so don't be surprised why I am reporting for work on a Sunday - as do other holidays like Easter Sunday or Christmas...those are working days as … [Read More...]

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The Entertainer Hot summer nights

Are you going away for summer? Have you made plans for your trip? Deal alert! The Entertainer has launched their Hot Summer Nights campaign again, valid until end of August 2015, where you can get up to 3 free nights at over 90 hotels and resorts in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Indian Ocean! From the 1st May to 31stAugust 2015, Entertainer Members can book one night, get one free; … [Read More...]

Expat Life

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Working mom in the train

  I just got to my seat at work and a quick check at my inbox, I know today's going to be a long day. A work colleague went for his annual vacation (we get 30 days off each year) and I need to … [Read More...]

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WE TRIED. WE TESTED.

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Saturday Spanish Lunch at El Sur

I have a thing for Spanish food, maybe because I grew up in a country that was colonized by Spain for more than 300 years. The food, scent and flavour has rubbed on us that a taste of Spanish food … [Read More...]

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Everything Dubai

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Street Nights at JBR

NOTE: This event ran from 30th April to 9th May so it has ended at the time of this writing. However, I'll be offering tips you can make use of to make your street nights experience better the next … [Read More...]

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The worst dust storm in 8 years

We woke up this morning with a little haze outside. Another sandstorm/dust storm? The above pic was taken Thursday morning (it's Tuesday now). Dubai had one hell of crazy weather last week. It … [Read More...]

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Travels

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Khor Fakkan roadside beach, Fujairah

We saw the coast of Khor Fakkan at the top of the hill at Al Bidyah Mosque and the children have spoken: beach next!! Our very kind driver from Novotel Hotel Fujairah, where we stayed during our trip … [Read More...]

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BLOGGING

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Meet up with Michael Hodson, travel blogger

Traveling. Writing. Writing while traveling. Traveling to write something. I’d really love to do that. I mean, that would be the best way to live my life, for me. I am passionate to do both until the day I die, so to speak. So naturally, I stalk travel blogs and do a lot of arm […]

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Blogger Outreach: Travel edition

Just right after I wrote about blogger outreach a couple of days ago, this landed in my inbox: “Hello. We’re looking for expat bloggers living in Dubai to blog about our airline client. Our client will fly the selected bloggers to a city in Asia and they will have to blog about their experiences.  Can you send us your […]

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Blogger Outreach: is it worth it?

Lately, I’ve seen more and more companies in Dubai catching up with what is called: blogger outreach. Blogger outreach is simply defined as the authentic pairing of your business with bloggers who create quality, engaging content about YOU! A blogger outreach campaign can be an opportunity to spread the word about your brand across numerous sites.  […]

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Personal Stuff

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We have a (temporary) dog!

I am not a dog person (so maybe that is not my son over there - but it is my son). Come to think about it, maybe I have not held a dog in my arms. EVER. Don't get me wrong, I do not hate dogs and in … [Read More...]

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