Busy Hands: Wind Tower Craft

Wind towers are a very common sight in the UAE. They have a historical importance, not just in the UAE, but in many Middle Eastern countries...


My Greatest Moments in Dubai

I've spent countless years in the UAE, so it's fair to say it's as much of home to me as where I come from. All our happy memori...


Children need their village too

In the thick of the summer holidays, I felt my plate quite full. It seemed as if my mind was brimming with doing too much, thinking too much...


10+ Subscription boxes to entertain your kids

Most parents look at the summer vacation from school with mixed feelings. They're happy to be spending all that extra time with the kids...


Cool sites with activity ideas for 5-8 year olds

Since Little Dude turned five (not so 'little' anymore!), his interest in doing craft projects has waned. Well, it's not fully g...


Letting go of 'me'

I hear 'Mama!' for yet another time during the day, and my mind instantly becomes active in anticipating my older son's need, ga...


Iftar at Amwaj Rotana, Dubai

It's always a pleasure to dine at Amwaj Rotana Hotel in Dubai. I've found their staff to be welcoming and friendly every time we...


Arabian Iftar at Kempinski The Palm

I can't believe it is already 12 days into Ramadan! We don't venture out for Iftar much except occasionally, and our recent Iftar me...


Learning is fun and games at Chubby Cheeks Nursery

It was important to me that my son (the older one was the only child then) start his schooling in the right kind of environment. I wanted hi...


Family Eats: French bites at Delifrance

My husband and I prefer a light meal in the evenings. Hence, Delifrance at Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, turned out to be a good choice for a we...


The dilemma of expat parenting

"The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones  that look like they cannot be done." - Arnold Jean Palmer I ha...


Six ways to get your kids involved during Ramadan

Ramadan is a very special month for Muslims around the world. Rather than a festival or celebration, it is a time for fasting, remembrance o...


Meeting the penguins at Ski Dubai

There are some experiences that are unique and memorable beyond your imagination. If you would have told me that I could meet real penguin...


Busy Hands: 'Love Globe' Personalized Card

Recently, for Valentine's Day we made a card for Dad. To make it extra special, we wanted it to look personalized. So, I thought we shou...


A day of outdoor fun at The Ritz-Carlton Dubai

Winter in Dubai is something we all look forward to, because we can spend more time outdoors. The Ritz-Carlton Dubai is a place we have co...

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