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Where we stayed: Park Rotana Abu Dhabi

After living in Dubai for more than 8 years, we feel we'd like to explore the other Emirates more and spend some time there on some weekends. We previously explored Fujairah again and had a day trip to Ras Al Khaimah lately. We have found family friendly hotels during our stay. School's out and it's summer, Eid is also coming around soon. If you're not going out of the country like most of the … [Read More...]

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Pristine graduates from Primary School

Just like that another school year ends for us. And our oldest child graduated from primary school. I have so many friends the same age as I do who has either just given birth, still breastfeeding babies or has toddlers. I, however has a child who just graduated from primary school and about to enter Middle School. Cue feelings of being ancient. I will be 39 this year so it's not like I married … [Read More...]

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Weekend with Benjamin

Hi, how was your weekend? Mine had been very exhausting yet very rewarding at the same time. I had a date with my son. Benjamin is my 3 and a half years old toddler and I don't get to spend much time with him as much as I would love to because I work full time 5 days a week. I only have the weekends with my children and I intend to make the most of it every time. Last weekend, my husband … [Read More...]

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It’s a Frozen frenzy Disney on Ice in Dubai

A dream is a wish your heart makes...after watching the first ever Disney On Ice in Dubai last year with the kids, I dreamed of watching it again when they announced shows this year. And what's more, there's Frozen! My dream came true when I was again invited to the private screening for media, with the kids! It was a hot and very humid day in Dubai last Tuesday but inside the … [Read More...]

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Closing the gap between F & B PRs and bloggers

I've been fortunate to have been invited by different restaurants who wanted bloggers to sample their dishes. As a blogger, I will admit that receiving these invites is really exciting - I won't lie. And I do go to a few food tasting and opening events. I say "few" because I am not a food blogger but do want to highlight hip, trendy restaurants worth visiting from time to time. (While I am … [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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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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Nuwara Eliya in July

..in July - because you might still be wondering where to go for summer vacation in July and I highly recommend flying to Sri Lanka from the UAE. it's near, it's cheap and it's wonderful.  We … [Read More...]

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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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Closing the gap between F & B PRs and bloggers

I’ve been fortunate to have been invited by different restaurants who wanted bloggers to sample their dishes. As a blogger, I will admit that receiving these invites is really exciting – I won’t lie. And I do go to a few food tasting and opening events. I say “few” because I am not a food […]

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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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Personal Stuff

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Don’t overthink summer!

I was at the Gap store a few days ago buying a pair of jeans. Gap has the only type of jeans that agrees with my body type especially the thighs - they have my type of jeans that has enough stretch … [Read More...]

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