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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