Tag Archives: shopping

Top Dubai Souvenirs and Gift Ideas

Are you looking for a unique souvenir to bring to family and friends?   Do you want to give something special to a friend who is moving away? (and we all know how often that happens!)   Are you repatriating … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Souks – A Photographic Tour

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any pictures of the souks.  I look back at the last time I posted pictures almost two years ago, and I remember how new it all felt:  the hustle and bustle, the diversity, … Continue reading

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Amazing Oman – part 1

A dear friend came to visit last week.  There’s nothing like an old friendship and an open-minded traveling companion to make you appreciate the city you live in a bit more than normal.  While we had a fabulous time in Dubai, … Continue reading

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Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai

I thought a post about one of Dubai’s many malls would be appropriate in honor of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF).  Umm, except that it’s already over.  Where does the time go?  DSF lasts for a month beginning in January, … Continue reading

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The Art of Negotiation

Today’s post is written by guest blogger, Anne O’Connell.  Anne is a freelance writer and author who shares more advice on how to get settled in Dubai in her fabulous new book, “@Home in Dubai:  Getting Connected Online and on … Continue reading

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