The UAE has been good to me

I came to Dubai in 1991 to work with the church as a volunteer and paid my way by performing as an entertainer. In those days my social network ranged from priests and pastors through to fire eaters and belly dancers. In Dubai, I found my calling as an Anglican priest and in addition to […]...
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My Life in Dubai (Part 3)

Having lived in Dubai for 30 years (in February ’18) one of the senses you get is that this city always finds a way out of each downturn. The Gulf War turned out to be a time of great opportunity. Being the Supermarket of the region, the whole of Kuwait and Iraq turned to the […]...
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Thankful to be in Dubai

For the past four years, Dubai has been called home. I can say that I have enjoyed the time here so far and look forward to the coming years ahead to continue to experience all that this city has to offer. I moved here to work in one of the evangelical churches as their Pastor. […]...
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Christmas in the desert

Dubai was just another name For somewhere here on earth, Until an invitation came To celebrate Christ’s birth. A Christmas in the Middle East Amidst the desert sands? How really different could it be From those in other lands? No scarves, no gloves, no fires, no snow, No frosted fingertips? No Chr...
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My Life in Dubai (Part 2)

After working in a large multinational business in India, joining a small firm with about 35 people in Dubai took some adjusting to. But sometimes life takes unexpected turns. As leading distributors of Japanese photographic films, we had a roaring trade. Due to some reasons, however, this business ...
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Best decision ever

I came to Dubai, trailing my sister who was already settled here with her family. She, in turn, was just exhibiting a very Indian trait – that of cart loading their whole family to wherever they are settled. 🙂 After that initial first year through which I remained homesick and constantly wantin...
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Eater’s Digest

Ah, Karama! It’s been home for us since 1990. Some of you may know that we were, for 25+ years, serving this community from a little hole in the wall on Kuwait Street – our old location – which we were loathed to move out of. But the landlord decided to demolish the building and […]...
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Dubai – My Story

My husband and I were introduced to Dubai back in 2002 and even now after several return visits, it still excites, invigorates and entices. It is a city that never stands still and is always striving for the new and original. We were fortunate to be guided through this first adventure by dear frien...
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Dubai – It Grows On You

Dubai, another dot on the map, another city on the fast lane trying to sell its promises, another home to its multi-textured residents. To me, Dubai is a person. A person I instantly disliked as an almost eight-year-old. Like many before them, my parents left all that they knew to make a better livi...
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