Category Archives: Playing tourist – attractions and activities

Jumeirah Mosque

  One of the reasons I love the Jumeirah Mosque is because of its location. It’s in an older neighborhood and I like the rustic charm of the area. When most streets in the area look like this: It’s nice … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Fish Market

Slimy fish. Sharks with eyes popping out of their heads. A stench that caused my kids to plug their noses and lingered on our clothes after even a short visit. Why on earth did I like the fish souk so … Continue reading

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Food Marathon – Middle Eastern Style

Imagine working at a local eatery when a group of tourists from a food tour pops in to sample some of your offerings.  One of the participants looks particularly excited, giddily snapping pictures.  When you wish her a good trip … Continue reading

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What Sand? Defying the Lack of Water in the Desert

Since spring is officially here now, I’ve been thinking about our version of the season and how there is plenty of green around even though we live in the desert.  When you’re on the ground in Dubai, at times it’s … Continue reading

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Hogs in the UAE

My husband loves motorcycles but unfortunately for him, I don’t love the idea of him riding them.  He used to own a bike but once we had kids, he sold it.  Poor, deprived soul.  (ahem, for the record, I didn’t … Continue reading

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