Tag Archives: Halloween in Dubai

Read me (if you dare)

There is a time of the year (it used to be a night, now it’s nearly all month) when expat communities in Dubai become satellite suburbs of the good ole’ US of A. It starts with a few Halloween decorations … Continue reading

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8 ways to confuse trick-or-treaters

My favourite quotes from Halloweens-past have got to be: “Could I have money instead?” And, “I don’t like those sweets. Have you got any other ones?” [I mean, seriously, do I look like a pick’n’mix store?] Then this morning, my overexcited … Continue reading

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Halloween for grown-ups

Every year I do a Halloween post. All about how much fun the kids have trick-or-treating in Dubai. Since this weekend has unofficially been dubbed Halloween weekend here, I’m publishing this post early – and, this year, it’s not about … Continue reading

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A sweet, spidery treat for DH (aka the cesspit)

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How many days until … Halloween?

It started on 1st October. “Mum, how many days until Halloween?” Son2 was pointing at the small, orange, smiley pumpkin that marks 31st October on our calendar on the fridge. I warned him that it was still some way off. … Continue reading

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The morning after (the night before)

If there’s a time when our living room resembles a scene from the movie The Hangover, it’s the Friday morning after Halloween. I came downstairs today to find sweet wrappers strewn around the lounge, several containing half-eaten, sticky candies. Discarded … Continue reading

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Halloween in the desert

Halloween is HUGE in our compound. It started on October 1 with spooky decorations on a few doorsteps, gathered pace as more households draped cobwebs over the bushes and strung up witches, and culminated last night with our community’s collective … Continue reading

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