Things to Do

For the kids, for you, date night, and stuff worth the drive to other Emirates

Worth the Drive: Safa Park Foodie Market

Back home, one of our favorite family weekend outings was to the local farmer’s market. Most of the time we’d come home with a basket of veggies, but that wasn’t necessarily the main attraction. It was the atmosphere; cruising an outdoor market, sampling unique homemade…

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…

Sunset at the Mina Port

Let’s be honest.  You will never hear us complain about having a few hours to ourselves where we can get dolled up and then enjoy a night on the town with our spouse.   Especially here, given all the luxury and swanky hotels and restaurants in…

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…

Staying Sane on the Weekend

Weekends for me are all about family-and when I say family I mean my parents, my brothers, their wives and kids, my husband’s parents, their kids and often a couple of uncles, aunts and cousins. As you can imagine, I have little control over my…