Category: Dubai

Easter in Dubai

"It is finished." - The Passion of the Christ (Bible - John 19:30)  ~~~ Last week,  Easter (Resurrection Sunday) was celebrated around the world. Although Rocket and I both love living in Dubai, Easter is one of the many holidays we would love to spend around family, attending church and eating a great Easter brunch ...

Let’s Talk: Dubai

“The race for excellence has no finish line.” - Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai    ~~~~ For those readers who haven’t visited my About page yet, I moved to Dubai after marrying my husband, affectionately known as “Rocket” on my blog. Although I can’t speak for the whole Middle East (or even ...

Merry Christmas from Dubai!

"I've been dreaming of a white Christmas. Just like the ones  I used to know..." - White Christmas ~~~~ MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Well technically it’s not Christmas yet, but Christmas Eve is just as fun for me. In fact, as I have gotten older, it’s not just the day of Christmas that is special, but the ...

No Ordinary Day!

“No matter how many buildings, foundations, schools and hospitals we build, or how many bridges we raise, all these are material entities. The real spirit behind progress is the human spirit, the able man with his intellect and capabilities.” - Sheik Zayed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Today I sat in a cozy coffee shop with Rocket’s sister (who ...

Thanksgiving in Dubai and 99 Foods you’ve never seen before!

"We should just be thankful for being together. I think that's what they mean by 'Thanksgiving.'"— Charlie Brown ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Last Thursday was Thanksgiving back home, in the United States. Even though the U.S. isn’t the only country to celebrate Thanksgiving (Canada being the other), it definitely isn’t a holiday recognized in the UAE, which meant ...

The Art of Cooking…for Non-Artists

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” -Virginia Woolf ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  If you know me, I love surprising loved ones on special occasions, especially if I can actually manage to surprise them (which isn’t always the case)! Rocket is extremely difficult to surprise. Part of my strategy is to ...

Just Smile and Run!

“It don't matter if you win by an inch or a mile. Winning's winning.” - The Fast and the Furious. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  The first time I rode a camel, I cajoled my younger sister to join me before we left a fall festival in the United States. Even though I was nervous, I figured it was ...

Where Will I Meet You?

“I like this drink...ANOTHER!” - Thor ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Just about every day, I get asked “How do you like Dubai so far?” For the last few months, my response has been “I love it all...except the summer!” and an acknowledging sigh ensues followed by laughter from both sides. Now that I have lived here for a ...

Home Alone

 “No offense, aren’t you too old to be scared?” - Kevin McCallister, Home Alone ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My husband, Rocket (his new blog nickname), is part of an international team and his job requires occasional travel in the region. When I moved to Dubai, he limited work travel, making sure that I felt comfortable and wasn't home ...

An Adult’s Guide to Summer in Dubai

“Venture outside your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it." - Tangled ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ It’s no secret that Dubai is hot in the summer. With 120 degrees Fahrenheit temperatures and over 90% humidity, summer is off-season for tourists (and me!). The good news? You can get great prices around town for being one of the few ...

Ramadan is a month? 

"If you walk the footsteps of a stranger, you'll learn things you never knew you never knew." — Pocahontas  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This time last year, I had just settled in Dubai. Hot, lost most of the time, and confused about rules for non-Muslims during Ramadan proved to be challenging. It was down right intimidating, and the ...

Summer, Summer, Summertime

First off, today marks one year of marriage for my husband and I. Time has flown by so fast, we can’t believe it has already been a year. I believe who we marry is the biggest decision we make in life, because it affects every other area of life. I’m so grateful that God brought ...