Things to Do

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

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…

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…

Picnic Brunch at Iris (PS – Mother’s Day Tip!)

Suddenly, picnic brunches are all the rage and while it sounds nice, it usually isn’t a picnic (pun intended). To me, the central elements that make a picnic are not simply baskets and red and white checkered tablecloths. What I enjoy most is that they’re usually outdoors, away…