dubai things-to-do

October = Back to Beach Days

October 15, 2015
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The arrival of September means back to school. And with October? It’s beach season in Dubai again! I have to enjoy it while it lasts because when December comes around, it will be too cold (for me) for the beach until March or April. Now the seawater is back to being refreshing instead of being like […]

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7 Fun Indoor Activities for Kids in Dubai

June 14, 2015
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*     *     *     *     * Cabin Fever:  A type of hysteria brought on by spending too much time indoors. (Source: Urban Dictionary.) *     *     *     *     * I walked outside my villa yesterday at 6:30am as I do every weekday […]

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Where To Find Thai Basil and 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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