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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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 🙂 Back onto the topic…. 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 […]

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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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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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#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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