Tag: Dubai

Reasons to Never Leave

“I came for a two year contract, but ended up staying…..10 (number varies)” - Almost everyone in Dubai who has been here at least two years ~~~ A question has come up a lot lately: How long do you plan to stay in Dubai? Before getting married Rocket and I agreed to give Dubai a ...

One Tea Tautology Please…

"There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea." – Henry James ~~~ Recently Rocket and I spent time in the United States to visit friends and family. While home, I went to Starbucks a couple of times with my mom and sister to try ...

Summer is the New Winter

“It’s a sure sign of summer if the chair gets up when you do.”  - Walter Winchell ~~~ Currently as I write this post, outside it is 38°, Celsius of course. For those back home, that’s about 101°F. Not a bad day in Dubai considering the humidity is relatively low. Mid-summer highs can easily be ...

Fun in the Sun

Hello Friends! It’s been a while since I last posted. Rocket and I had some time off to visit family back home. It was a great time of relaxation and sharing news and updates from Dubai. Now we are back home in Dubai and I have some new ideas and projects I’m working on so ...

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 ...

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 ...