dubai things-to-do

Where To Find Thai Basil and other Authentic Thai Food in Dubai?

May 25, 2015
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“Where in the world of Dubai do you buy your Thai groceries? Specifically Thai basil?” That was the question I posed last week to the first Thai person that I had met in Dubai after living here seven years. And so I learned that every Saturday, at the Royal Thai consulate in Dubai, a lady […]

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Staycations: Weekend Pool Escapes

September 22, 2013
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What to do when it’s too hot in Dubai to do anything outdoors? Within minutes of walking outside, poor Wee Scotch drips with sweat which just saturates his little head. And being a toddler, he can’t sit still but runs around chasing other children, thus getting even hotter and sweatier. Bikes and scooters are out […]

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Camping Somewhere in the Dubai Desert

March 23, 2013
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About an hour’s drive from Dubai, towards the direction of Hatta, the desert sand turns from this pale tan hue to a beautiful burnt orange that just mesmerizes. Of course, it would mesmerize me all the more if I hadn’t been the one driving towards our camp site since Scotch ended up working that weekend. […]

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Emirates Park Zoo in Abu Dhabi

March 16, 2013
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Scotch and I are always thinking of things to do to keep our energetic toddler busy on the weekends instead of staying at home and watching TV or preoccupying ourselves with the computer. This week, we spent a few days on the beach in Abu Dhabi and on the way back to Dubai, we stopped […]

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Papa and Rara Back in Dubai

February 28, 2013
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Scotch’s parents are back for their annual visit to Dubai and we have been cooking and eating up a storm but I don’t have many food photos to share as I have been eschewing my DSLR lately for just quick and convenient iPhone photos. Wee Scotch calls them “Papa” and “Rara” and we have been frequenting the […]

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Full Moon Desert Drumming

February 25, 2013
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Did you notice the full moon this past weekend? Every month, Dubai Drums organize full moon drumming out in the desert. As we would find out, there was much more fun to be had in addition to just drumming. We met up at the Dubai Drums camp somewhere in Al Awir around 6:30pm where we […]

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Things to do in Dubai – Camping, Scuba Diving, Bird Watching, and More

November 13, 2012
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As I mentioned in the previous post about the wildlife center in Al Ain, the weather in Dubai is just gorgeous at the moment for outdoor pursuits. In case you need more ideas of how to take advantage of this weather, here are a few that we have personally experienced: Camping: Whether inland or beach-side, […]

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A Visit to the Al Ain Zoo and Wildlife Center

November 6, 2012
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Around this time of year in Dubai, the heat and humidity subsides and the weather is just delightful. If you know me in person, “delightful” is not a word that ever comes out of my mouth – it’s just not me. But for once, I think that word perfectly sums up the feeling of being […]

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