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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A Day in and around Dubai Marina with Kids

Having lived in this neighbourhood for so many years now, I thought it might be appropriate to share this little piece – in case you were planning a day in and around Dubai Marina with kids. Get the kids outdoors – take the metro, tram, and water taxi around the marina. Bring their scooters and […]

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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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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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#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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#58 Above the Clouds – 2016

Another in my series of photos taken from our place, of the famous ‘Dubai fog’ – click here for the others. A little different this time round…. this is the ‘mummy version’, i.e getting up just as the sun was rising, around 6am, with some appearance of a giant duck. Credits to a 6-month old […]

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#48 Above the Clouds – Spring 2015

Just to add to my ‘above the clouds’ series over the last few years, here’s a collection of photos taken from my phone when I woke up yesterday morning 😉 Always pretty isn’t it…… Click here for the 2013 photos, and here for January 2015. Gutted with the construction really, now the Cayan Tower doesn’t […]

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#41 A Day at The Beach – Part 1

We spend a lot of time at The Beach. Breakfast in the weekends, schoolnight cycling sessions, random dinners when we can’t be bothered cooking, it’s just so beautiful there. I probably write too much about it here as well, please bear with me . So ……when I received an invitation, to spend ‘A Day at […]

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#38 Marina and The Beach before 9am

We woke up early this morning and decided, let’s go for a cycle while the rest (okay, maybe just some) of the marina is still hungover in bed.

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#36 Winter skies

 May every sunrise, hold more promise,    And every sunset, hold more more peace.     Dubai’s so beautiful in winter 🙂      

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#33 The mess that is the marina road closures

March 2016 update : Looks like they’ve finally lifted the ban 🙂 Not too sure if our many phonecalls, emails to Emaar and RTA, and continuous social media posts did anything but we would very much like to think it did 🙂 Victory to the residents! Link to update here.  *************************************************** Original post, from January […]

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#32 Above the Clouds 2015

Back where I can view my own blog, access social media and check my gmail. Yay 🙂 Blogging time!  Two years ago, we were in awe as fog covered most of the marina, giving us a magical view of this.  Few days ago when I was in China, G sent me images of the same. […]

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#30 Why didn’t anyone tell me about the new cycling track?

Bought a new bicycle on Saturday (it’s bright orange, hee hee) so we decided to take it out on a test ride tonight. Off we went over the bridge towards Grosvenor, crossed the road cutting through Botanica’s carpark, breezed passed Le Royal Meridien and turned right onto The Walk. It’s quiet at the early stretch […]

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#27 Night time Construction

Photos like these, you’ll only see it now. The finished product – once the cladding, the facade is on, is beautiful – but no one ever sees what’s underneath. The concrete, the steelwork, the bare structure. The hard work that the people in the industry put into – from the client, to consultants (yes, architects […]

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#15 Window Cleaners and 39degrees

Woke up one morning, pulled the fabric blinds up and saw – this. These guys must be around 50+ floors up. I cannot imagine what goes through the professionals who do the Burj. Salute to all the window cleaners in Dubai. We’re almost nearing the end of Ramadan now – with Eid being next weekend. […]

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#12 Gentle summer breeze

Sitting cross-legged on our black dining room chairs, warm summer breeze wafting in, Sheikh Zayed Road’s traffic overwhelmed by the constant drilling from the adjacent site. I wonder what they’re going to do there? Please built a park! It’s nice to be home again. Here’re some snapshots from my little work trip to Makati : […]

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#9 Above the clouds

Harry Potter theme song playing in the background…. We never get sick of this ay Beautiful isn’t it? Taken, Sunday morning 12th of May 2013 around 7 am.

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#7 Shaky shaky

First time experiencing an earthquake, and all the way in Dubai! I was just staring down at my drawings and suddenly the drawings and table started shaking, quite gently. Looked up at my workmate in front of me and we were just like ‘Did the table just move?’ Checked Facebook and the news just went […]

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#3 Winter-lovin’

I bought a green UCOB shirt from home last year, that had a cartoon of a girl wearing a beanie, scarfs, mittens, the whole deal. Underneath it said “I hate winter.” I thought it may be quite appropriate since we were supposedly moving to London. I still wear that here, although I really should change […]

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