Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It would be hard not to know by now that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM for short). Here in Dubai, Bur Juman Shopping Mall led the way to create awareness by organising the Pink Walk. I have to admit, for the longest time, it all went over my head, until 2012 when my […]...
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Countdown

Dubai witnessed some huge celebrations last night to kick-off the countdown to 2020. Just one more year before it welcomes an estimated 25 million visitors over six months. For some, 20/10/2020 can’t come soon enough. Others will be working at a frenetic pace to deliver on promises made years ...
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Serendipity

Last week, something incredibly amazing happened in Germantown, Tennessee close to Memphis. Christina Malone-Brown was born by C-section to two very proud parents on September 11th, at 9:11 am weighing 9lbs 11oz!!! What are the chances of that? One in a billion or more I should think. You couldnR...
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Ten years old

How many of you remember what you were doing at 9:09 pm on the 9th of September, 2009? A small group of friends and I had taken to celebrating all the special dates at the start of the new millennium i.e. 01-01-01, 02-02-02, 03-03-03 – you get the picture. 09-09-09 was no different. We met [&h...
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One Giant Leap

I am a couple of weeks late with writing about this historic event, but hey, what’s two weeks between friends? 2019 seems to be the year of 50th-anniversary celebrations. One of the biggest ones this year will surely be the Apollo 11 moon landing. What an incredible achievement, and to think, ...
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Remember who you are

Summer is well and truly here with another year of record-breaking temperatures. Blockbuster movie season is upon us as well, and this year, there are several that will help to remind us of 2019. I reckon one of them will be Disney’s CGI remake of their 1994 classic The Lion King. I’m no...
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C30 C60 C90 GO!

This post follows on from the “Graffiti ain’t what it used to be” blog post I wrote a few weeks ago. IF you grew up in Dubai you most likely listened to FM92, our one and only radio station that brought us everything from Top of the Pops to the BBC Radio 4 show Round […]...
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Opulent

Luxury will always be around, no matter what happens in the world. So says Carolina Herrera, who has a store in this most ostentatious part of Dubai Mall. They must have taken a leaf out of Carine Roitfeld’ book. She has been recorded saying, “Fashion’s about extravagance, and ever...
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Architectural marvel

“The future belongs to those who can imagine it, design it, and execute it. It isn’t something you await, but rather create.” The above is a quote by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Ruler and visionary extraordinaire. Geraldine (the co-owner of this website and tak...
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Bur Dubai

I’ve been able to attend a couple of DBWC meetings recently. The usual training room is on the second floor of the Dubai Chamber building, but as the uptake for the sessions was higher than normal, we were moved to the 13th floor. This view of Bur Dubai showing the new Al Seef development had ...
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