Privilee : Worth it or not ?

( Please go straight to the part ‘Is it worth it?’ if you don’t like to long introduction. I tend to be very long-winded. ) Back in 2015 when Torch caught its first fire, we did consider long and hard if we should join Privilee. Now you must be thinking – what on earth is […]

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Christmas in Dubai – 2018 Family Edition

An amazing fellow mum collated a list of all the Christmas events in Dubai, and shared it with all of us. With permission, I’m putting this up with a few more additions to it and links added to the events on their respective social media pages. All credits goes to Liz Fitzpatrickย for the list! ๐Ÿ™‚ […]

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#63 Why we return to the same restaurants – Thoughts from a consumer

In a transient place like Dubai, it must be hard to get ‘returning customers’ to the same restaurant. I’m talking about ‘casual restaurants’, something that people are happy to spend money at whenever they go out, not the 200AED a piece of steak (sides, extra) fine dining joint.ย  Sometimes I feel that the city is […]

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#62 Getting a visa for our nanny under our own sponsorship in Dubai

I struggled to find one place that explained the entire process. I’m sure it’s there. So after a bit of googling, whatsapping mummy friends, searching on facebook groups, lots of phonecalls to numerous centres and running around, I got my maid/nanny’s visa completed. Here’s what we did for our nanny who was already in the […]

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#61 What radio means to me

As I was tuning in to Dubai Eye on the way to work this week, just as I do every morning, I thought of doing a write-up on this. On ‘what radio means to me’. I, just like so many other people in Dubai, or hey, all over the world, tune in to the radio […]

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#60 The pool that never opened

We moved out two months ago now. Five years, we stayed here – our first home in Dubai, in the heart of the Dubai Marina. Lots of people moan about the marina traffic, and I always tell this to everyone else – it was okay at where we were at. We loved the apartment, the location, […]

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