Graffiti ain’t what it used to be

Graffiti ain’t what it used to be, in fact, it’s not even called graffiti anymore, it’s now called “street art”, and Dubai has been embracing it wholesale. Drive down Jumeirah (Beach) Road with the family now and you can have a great time spotting the art on various hou...
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Royal Weddings

We’ve had a big weekend over here in Dubai. On 6th June, after the Eid Al Fitr holiday, three of our Ruler’s sons got married. One of them is our very eligible Crown Prince who will have broken more than a few hearts. The lead up to this date has been exciting. Sheikh Mohammed wrote [&he...
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Dubai Goes Red

It’s that special time of the year again when Dubai looks its most gorgeous. Our orange, red and (sometimes) yellow flame trees are in full bloom. The fact that we have so many of them lining so many of Dubai’s roads is making it an absolute pleasure to be out and about driving. I shall ...
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Telling stories

You might recognise the object in my picture as an exhibit in the Louvre Abu Dhabi. I finally got myself there on World Museum Day this year (18th May in case you’re wondering). My main interest for going was to see the exhibition of Rembrandt, Vermeer and the Dutch Golden Age. Happily for me,...
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Ramadan Kareem

Does anyone feel like time is speeding up? We’re already in the fifth month of 2019 and just a day before Ramadan begins! We are all looking forward to the shorter work days but not the traffic jams that inevitably ensue, often at the lowest point of the day. I hope the month goes well […]...
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Milestones

Before April 2019 comes to an end, I want to record, without naming any names, two milestones of friends. One celebrated her half-century and the other, his 60th. How cool! I was able to be at the 50th birthday celebration (hence the picture). As you can imagine, it was a very happy time lavishing p...
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Transient

Apologies for the long gap between blog posts. We were all set to publish another one a week after the last, but life took an unexpected turn. The other owner of the site had the sudden news of the loss of a close family member. It has taken a while to get back up again. […]...
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Bird’s Eye View

This week, we’ve had the privilege of seeing Dubai from the seaplane. I thought I’d picked the right day for the trip. The sky was blue with white fluffy clouds when I booked at 1pm. However, it was a completely different story at 4:45 when we took off. The usual Dubai haze occurred so s...
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Celebrating IWD

It seems like ages since we’ve communicated with the community, but then I remembered that our Newsletter No. 3 went out at the end of February. We are now well into March and I love it for all its activities. International Women’s Day is now well and truly established here with several ...
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Food for thought

February is a very busy month! We’ve just seen the end of the Jazz (!!??) Festival and now, the famed Food Festival begins. The reason for the exclamation and question marks for the Jazz Festival is because I am not aware yet, of a single jazz musician or band headlining the event, so why it [...
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