January 1, 2015

Happy New Year


Dubai manages to amaze constantly and the New Year fireworks were impressive -- the Littles and I watched on live television from our comfy villa though. Older boys were out and about with their uncle and friends. Braver souls than I am to delve into 1.5 million people expected were out watching fireworks at both the Burj Khalifa and Burj al Arab.

It's another beautiful morning though this January 1. I will miss this view when we leave here in 3 weeks. I am not sure where next New Year's Eve will be spent (Florida probably) but I am hoping for another year as amazing and wonderful as this one has been.


Wishing the best to everyone.

October 17, 2014

Road trip to Oman

Last week was Eid-al-Adha break and we had a week off so decided to drive from Dubai and explore Oman. We drove from Dubai to Hatta and across the border to Oman and from there down the coastline to Muscat. It was a decent drive as they are building a new highway, which is finished in places but even the road works seemed well organized and easy to get around. The drive took about 5.5 hours and traffic was very light.


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September 27, 2014

Dubai Life Three

Dubai is known for great food. I don’t think there is a single cuisine that we cannot get here. We are also lucky to have my brother here who is a top chef and been connected to various amazing restaurants here.
I am partial to those on the beach with good sunset views.



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September 20, 2014

Dubai Life Two

Dubai is a land of surprise and a place you can be on the beach for the morning, hit the ski slopes for lunch, haggle over a carpet in the old souk in the afternoon, and then dine in some of the top restaurants in the world for dinner.



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September 17, 2014

Dubai Life

The UAE is a relatively new country founded in 1971. Since then and the discovery of oil, it has grown from a sleepy, Bedouin region to one of the leading group of cities in the world. Dubai is known mostly for trade and tourism while Abu Dhabi is more about culture and education. Abu Dhabi leans toward being more family oriented and little tamer than Dubai and the other emirates are quieter still. We were lucky to live in Abu Dhabi from 2000-2003 before the malls came and I’m glad we knew it then. Today having lived in Dubai for the past two years, the differences and growth are intense but exciting to see.


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We are a family of six with mom, four big boys and one little girl, all born in various locations around the world. Kate (mom) is from England and grew up around Europe before arriving in the US at age 17. Read more

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