Tag Archives: Christmas in the UAE

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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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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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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