Things to Do

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

Camping the Great Indoors

I love the outdoors. I grew up spending summers camping, backpacking, hiking and just generally living outside, as it was the only part of the year that allowed for such things. In my mind summer is still synonymous with the outdoors. Needless to say, summer…

Worth the Drive: Disney on Ice Dubai

Last year, when I first heard of the Disney-based theatrical extravaganza that apparently included characters on ice skates, my interest was immediately piqued. Disney on Ice sounded exactly like the kind of activity my daughter would enjoy, and hey, I might find it entertaining enough as…

A Beautiful New Park in Abu Dhabi

My husband and I are the kind of couple that drive all the way to Dubai to take our kids to our favourite park. This is saying a lot since we’re kind of home-bodies and a trip to Dubai takes some serious effort on our…

A family that gives together, grows together

Growing up isn’t easy. There is a reason the term “growing pains” was coined after all, right? Add to these adulthood growing pains the element of parenthood, and you are left with an even more complex layer of responsibility – which basically entails raising the…

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…