Outdoor with Kids in Dubai this Winter

With the temperature dropping down to early 30s – families always get excited here in Dubai as that means that we can finally do things outdoors with the kids. Here are a few suggestions on outdoor activities in Dubai – suitable for those with younger ones. Spend a day in Dubai Marina, JBR & Bluewaters […]

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Face masks in Dubai Schools – No longer required

Updated 26 September 2022 : NCEMA have just announced that indoor face masks rules in Dubai will be removed, effective from Wednesday, 28th September 2022, except for in medical facilities, places of worship, and public transport. The best bit is that – face mask is now optional in schools. What awesome news 🙂 It’s been […]

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Dubai Holiday with Kids : Family from Sweden

Around December last year, a family from Sweden got in touch to ask about Privilee, as they were planning on coming to Dubai for a holiday and thought it would be nice to get a guest pass for the family. We liaised on and off for many weeks before their holiday – discussing about Privilee […]

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Dubai Summer Holiday with Kids : Family from Mumbai

Mid April, a family from Mumbai reached out to ask for pointers whilst planning their holiday to Dubai. We liaised for awhile, and they ended up here in Dubai in May. Here’s a short write-up written by themselves on where they stayed and what they did. Hope this will be useful for those of you […]

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Arabian Ranches : We’ve all thought about moving there.

Arabian Ranches. We all have a friend that lives there. And if you have always lived in an apartment like me, I am sure everytime you visit a friend who lives that way, while you guys are making that ‘road trip’ home – you’ll say to your husband… “Wouldn’t it be nice if we moved […]

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DIFC with the Family : Would you live in the Financial Hub with Kids?

I don’t know a lot of about DIFC, other than the very few times that we have been there for lunch and dinners, and the night outs a lifetime ago. For me, DIFC as it is – a Financial Hub. I would not imagine that it is suitable for families. Or is it? Anjum, mum […]

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A Villa in the Meadows : How is it with kids?

If you have kids and you live in an apartment, I’m sure someone has asked you before – Don’t you want to move to a villa? Wouldn’t it be nicer to have more space? A garden? And I’m sure you’ve probably had a conversation with your husband about actually wanting to move. Well Pascale, owner […]

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Dubai Hills – That Park, and More

A lot of people we know moved over to Dubai Hill Estate in the last year. 5 bedrooms, space, and that giant park that every mum in Dubai seems to have been to. Every mum, except me…. hahaha. Look, it was always on my to-go list! One of the many families that has chosen Dubai […]

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Hotel Kids Clubs – Are Toddlers and Parents allowed in now?

As of July 2022, the following resorts in my end of town have gotten back to confirm little ones are now permitted in the Kids Club. The drop off age is mentioned next to it. If you have little ones under said age, you or your nanny can stay with them. To more playdates in […]

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Town Square – Town Where?

For someone who has always lived in Dubai Marina, places like Town Square scare me. Town where? Al Qudra? People live there? Isn’t it just a cycle track? Then you see photos of these massive parks and amazing facilities and you’re thinking – hah, no wonder so many people have decided to move out there. […]

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Toddlers in Trade Centre / SZR area – Why not?

On both sides of Sheikh Zayed Road lies rows of buildings – typically high-rise. A lot of these towers are office blocks and hotels. There are quite a few of them that are residential apartment blocks, of which many families in Dubai live in. One of these families is Chirag – him and his wife, […]

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Why we’re still in the Marina, after 3

3 kids. Not 3am. Though yes we’ll still be in the marina after 3am – in bed, sound asleep 🙂 At first impressions, you would think that the Dubai Marina is only where all the young, single expats choose to stay in, when they make that big move to Dubai. We were one of those, […]

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Is Dubai Suitable for Families?

Back in January, there was a lot of bad rep of Dubai coming out from media publications overseas. Have a look at this piece from the Daily Mail – one of many, focusing on all the influencers that were enjoying the sunshine in beach clubs and resorts. One look and you would think that Dubai […]

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Is JBR Family-Friendly? : Diana, Owner of TailmeStory Writes

Jumeirah Beach Residence or as most of us call JBR – is the strip across Dubai Marina, where a series of apartment blocks lay, facing the Arabian Gulf. A lot of tourists who come to Dubai choose to stay in this end of town for good reasons. If you’re planning on coming here for a […]

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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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Where to go to for babycinos in Dubai

With the toddlers growing up, it also means the extra little expense as they want to “drink coffee” like mummy. I don’t like paying for frothy milk with chocolate sprinkles on top. After many breakfast and coffee dates with the little ones, here’s my personal round up of where I like to bring the toddlers […]

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Privilee : Worth it or not ?

The following post was written in January 2019. Having been using it on and off for over 2 years now, Privilee is worth it depending on a lot of things – how often you go, how much you’ll spend on F&B, what you will use it for. If you would like to discuss, feel free […]

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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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Baby-friendly activities in Dubai : The not too expensive ones

You no longer have an income. You want to get out of the house because, as cute as your three-month old is – it’s nice to socialise with some adult people once in awhile. Then you start researching what you can do whilst bringing your little one and you find that a lot of the […]

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#55 Ten Things I wish I knew before I had my little one

I was chatting with a very dear friend tonight about “the early days”, of what I wish I knew, and thought it might be a good idea to do a post on it – to a) remind myself when the time comes for the next one, and  b) for her, and any other friends who […]

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