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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The Dubai Pool Kids Issue : New Rules have been issued

Further to publishing this article, we have been in touch with Dubai Municipality to follow up on the recent regulation where Under 5s were banned from hotel pools. We were so relieved to find out that they have in fact been reconsidering it, and issued a revised circular late last night with new rules.

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The Dubai Pool Kids Ban : How does it impact families?

31st August 2022 Update : Please note that Dubai Municipality has since issued a revised circular. See updated article here. On the 18th of August – we saw the headlines on ARN News : “Children under 5 barred from Dubai Hotel Adult Pools, ” referring to the new regulation introduced by Dubai Municipality. This consequentially […]

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Food Poisoning in Dubai : How it was dealt with

I organised my little girl’s birthday lunch at a pizza joint in a mall, not too far from home one Friday. The team were very helpful all throughout – from assisting my many queries beforehand, helping to set the table up, and accommodating the needs of 11 very excited, noisy kids. It was a fabulous […]

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The local live music scene – One venue at a time.

What do you look for when you go out? Good food, good atmosphere, good deals – they come into the picture, don’t they? What about live music? Does that matter to you? For the last few months, our social lives have been planned around the live music scene. When we do get the opportunity to […]

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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 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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