Careem: Perfect for this GPS-Challenged Busy Mom

I recently tried out the new web- and app-based private car service, Careem. The name, derived from the Arabic word for generosity; kareem, turned out to be quite appropriate as not only was the price affordable for the level of service, but the drivers were…

Arabian Nights Village: Serenity, At Last

My experience with local desert safaris has been limited to the cheap, run-of-the-mill tourist packages based out of Dubai. To a newcomer who isn’t seeking the romanticized ambience I had envisioned, these fit the bill nicely. Escape the bustling city, bash some dunes, and feast…

Biracial Families

A few months ago, there was a minor uproar in the US about a Cheerios commercial where some viewers were unhappy with the representation of a mixed ethnicity couple. I ran to YouTube, thinking there was something this couple was doing that must be offensive.…

Staycationing in the Middle of Nowhere

Back home before we came here, our family used to spend a lot of time in the outdoors- taking trips to the countryside, hiking, exploring the natural world around us. Since moving here, between the summer temperatures that prohibit spending anytime outdoors and the centralization…