It's currently summer vacation for all of the kids in the UAE. It's actually over a month already since most of the schools have closed for the ... read more
Hello, my name is Grace. Sandier Pastures is my online diary where I share stories about living in Dubai, life as a working mom, blogging tips, travel stories and hotels & restaurants I recommend. This blog was first created in 2007 to document our move from Japan to Dubai. Unlike most expats who came here to earn more than they did in their home countries (to seek greener pastures), we moved here when presented with the chance - for new adventures, to experiment, to just try it out. So, our pastures is not 'greener', only sandier (thus the name of this blog).
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I've lost track. I've been on a blogging hiatus for the longest time in my ten years of blogging. Not writing anything for a month has been tougher ... read more
We had a long weekend last week for the Islamic holiday, Isra wal miraj and we chose to spend it in more laid back Abu Dhabi. What is a visit to ... read more
Stockholm and Alexandria were on my mind and in my travel plans this year. By now, you must already know what happened lately to these two cities: ... read more
I was doing the car registration renewal process a few days back when the Emirati guy behind the counter at Tasjeel chit chatted me while he holds my ... read more
Photo credit The National. You can find more photos of the rain here. After days of grey skies and wind and dust, we woke up to rain this morning. ... read more