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Category Archives: Weekend
So how was your weekend?
It’s something you don’t expect to hear when you ask someone about their weekend. But with my son attending a school where at least 60 per cent of the students come from airline families (who get super cheap tickets), I’ve … Continue reading
On hanging up the ice skates (for good)
It’s a little known fact that I’d love to be an ice dancer. Years ago, I wanted nothing more than to be Jayne Torvill – the trouble was, I was a terrible ice skater. Then, we moved to Minnesota – … Continue reading
Posted in Dubai, Expat, Family, Weekend Tagged dream of being an ice dancer, ice rink at Dubai Mall, ice skates, ice skating, ice skating in Dubai, Jayne Torvill, learning to ice skate in Dubai, Minnesota in winter, Olympic-size ice rink Dubai Mall, white ice skating boots, winter wonderland 2 Comments
Silent Sunday: Circles in the Sky
Following more than £200bn of orders over the past five days, the Farnborough Air Show opened its doors to the public this weekend, and what an experience it was. (I’m not usually one to shout about my birthday, but yesterday … Continue reading
Travel post: Muscat-eers for Easter
It’s a trip that would be rude not to do from Dubai. Oman is right on our doorstep – you don’t even have to fly there. Except we did, thinking we’d save time (39-minute flight! It took far longer to … Continue reading
Posted in Expat, Family, Travel, Weekend Tagged dolphin spotting off the coast of Muscat, dolphin watching Gulf of Oman, Muscat, Muscat coastline, Muscat with children, Muttrah souk in Muscat, Oman, Oman wadi, Royal Opera House Muscat, Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Muscat, things to do in Muscat, visiting Oman from Dubai 9 Comments
The ‘bear’-faced selfie
It was the moment Son2 had been waiting for since the beginning of the school year: The day he got to take Bernie, the class bear, home. Bernie arrived at our house in a bag, with his scrapbook – a … Continue reading
A sighting of Sheikh Mo
Visitors, I’ve decided, are like buses – it’s been a while since any of my friends have visited us here in Dubai, then, this weekend, five came along at once. Which meant pulling out the stops to show them a … Continue reading
So who is the noisy man?
I read somewhere that you know you’re a long-term desert dwelling expat when you stop explaining to people that the weekend here is Friday and Saturday. In fact, it used to be Thursday and Friday, changing in 2006 after it … Continue reading
Silent Sunday: Boys’ toys
Posted in Holiday, Travel, Weekend Tagged boys toys, Faraya Lebanon, Lebanon, ski resort in Middle East, snow, snowmobile 4 Comments
Middle East meets Miami
It’s warming up in the desert (highs of 39°c / 102°F on Thursday and it’s only March!). While this was (hopefully) just a blip, a reality of living in the United Arab Emirates is while other parts of the world … Continue reading
Posted in Dubai, Weather, Weekend Tagged Dubai beaches, Spring in Dubai, Sunset Mall beach Dubai, UAE beaches 6 Comments