Tag Archives: Christmas in Dubai

Ho, ho, ho! The modern Twelve Days of Christmas

Who knew before having kids that the month of December would leave you feeling like you’re crawling to Christmas? Even though I swore this year would be different, I found myself yet again facing 12 days of Christmasgeddon in the … Continue reading

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On finally getting a chic tree (after 11 years)

Christmas pasts in our household have always looked something like this: Haul the dusty box containing our fake tree from the storeroom. Assemble tree, by slotting twenty branches of bashed-up greenery into the right holes. Arrange fronds in a symmetrical … Continue reading

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Christmad: Twas the last week (of term) before Christmas

Ho! Ho! Ho! I’m sure I speak for school mums everywhere when I refer to the last fortnight of term as utter madness. It’s only now that it’s over that I finally get a moment to stop and think, ‘What … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays! Love Circles x

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Work-to-rule Santa

Where would Christmas be without a repeat? Here’s a rerun from 2011 … apologies if you’ve heard it all before. At the Wafi mall this morning there was a long line of harassed-looking parents, with kids orbiting round a giant … Continue reading

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Home for the holidays

So the kids are off school again, full of pent up energy and excited about the arrival of a man called Big Red in a few days’ time. The great thing about this time of year is being able to … Continue reading

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Getting over the Christmas tree OCD

Every year, as soon as December hits with a wry smile and only 24 days to go, the boys want to put the Christmas tree up. You’d think that living in a Muslim country would mean Christmas might start a … Continue reading

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A technically challenged Christmas

Twas Christmas morning, when all though the house, there was the most almighty din. As the morning mayhem ensued, I braced myself for what I knew was coming next: “Dad, can we set up the Xbox? Now, now, NOW – … Continue reading

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The Santa special

With Christmas Day brunches in the UAE costing as much as 610AED (£100) an adult – and the top-end ones including acrobats and petting zoos on top of a visit from Santa – I’m always on the look out for … Continue reading

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Silent Sunday: Dubai quirks

Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year in Dubai, due to the cooler weather and laid-back atmosphere. But, there’s no doubt, it can be a funny thing too. Where else would a festive family fair, with a … Continue reading

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