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…

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…

Irina Kohn: Golden Fox Puppet Theater

Last week we had the privilege of chatting with Irina Kohn, the amazing woman behind the Golden Fox Puppet Theater. Irina Kohn, a puppeteer from Russia and founder of Golden Fox Puppet Theater, moved here from Atlanta, Georgia, several years ago and has brought her…