Sh’Bam with Ali @ Studio Republik Dubai

I am almost 6 foot tall, awkward, and I have as much rhythm as a table. My hands and feet just do not move in sync and I remember standing in clubs a lifetime ago, wishing I was short so I could ‘disappear’ in the crowd. Didn’t stop me from having a good time after […]

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Dubai Memes – You’ll Understand if You’ve Lived here

There is an account on insta that cracks me up most of the time a new post pops up. That account is Dezertmemez , where a lot of the day to day things that we face in Dubai, things that annoy us, things that only someone in Dubai would understand. I’ve put together a few […]

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Dubai’s Discount Culture

I’m a sucker for discounts. I am that person who swears by the Entertainer. New bar? I’ll wait till they have a ladies night. New brunch? I’ll wait for the 241. With all the many gatherings I have organised, I always thought I was contributing to the hospitality industry. I mean c’mon, this entire blog […]

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Dubai Fog – Winter 2021 Edition

Back when we used to live on the 59th floor, we were always above the fog when it came. For obvious reasons – fire and kids mainly, we moved to a different building and to a much lower floor since. For the last week or so it has been foggy nearly every other morning and […]

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Dubai Tourism Vs Covid Precautions

Dubai is busy, once again. In the last two weeks, most of the resorts in the Palm and Marina area appear to have reached its maximum capacity – whatever that is supposed to be. This is judging simply from the limitations they have introduced to restrict day pass users, and for those that are open […]

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The “One and Only” Rabbits

These bunnies are so cute I made a post just for them. About five years ago, I did a post here for the bunnies that were outside the palaces along Al Sufouh. Sadly these little creatures can no longer be found there. Other than the 20AED petting zoo we get from Ripe Market and possibly […]

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A Hotel Pool Day with the family – How Much Does It Really Cost?

I’ve gotten somewhat addicted to a certain exclusive membership. You know, that membership that gives you unlimited access to most hotel pools and beaches in the UAE. If you know me personally, chances are I’ve tried to get you to join it as well. If you don’t know me, you’ve probably seen this same person […]

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Chinese Confinement Dishes – Mum’s Recipes

I’m doing this post for a dear secondary school friend of mine who is expecting, and will possibly have to have husband (or someone else) prepare all these dishes after the little one comes along. I think a lot of mums this year end up having their little ones without their parents around, so maybe […]

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