They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your pictures could be worth much more if you enter MORE Café and DUCTAC’s Photography Competition this summer.
The theme of the competition is ‘Summer Fun’, so whether you’re having fun in the sun here in the UAE, or vacationing further afield, they want to see what you see during the summer! Wherever you are in the world, get snapping and send them the results. Spectacular or mundane – the view from the Burj Khalifa or the queue for the Metro, from desert sands to ocean shores – capture the people and places that make your summer fun. Interpret the theme as you please – symbolic, figurative and abstract portrayals are all welcome. Read more
Where does the time go? In a couple of weeks time most schools in Dubai will be closing for the summer. If you are planning to relocate to Dubai after summer, make sure you contact the local schools in Dubai to finalise all the information you require for your child to start the new academic term i.e. the documents required that you may have to bring from your home country. It is also an idea to ask about the uniform, as you maybe able to buy some items prior to coming here and at a cheaper price e.g. shoes. Read more
Global superstar Jennifer Lopez will appear in her first ever Middle East live show in Dubai on November 22 at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre as part of her ‘Dance Again’ world tour. Online ticket sales begin 2pm on June 14 – fans are encouraged to visit jlodubai.com right away to secure their tickets to what will be a sellout show. Read more
Farewells are equally hard for children as they are for adults, so a party is a great way for the younger members of your family to say goodbye to all their friends.
Over the years party venues have emerged all over town and are now not just huge ball pits located in the major shopping malls, but fun areas with slides, creative areas, dress-up corners, cafes and loads more fun filled zones. Read more
Nathen and Dan Furlong have fond memories of being children, running outside and chasing after the ice cream van as soon as they heard that familiar sound. Its the kind of childhood memory that’s shared amongst many of us and the kind that makes you smile. And it was this seemingly universal expat experience that inspired them to form Desert Chill, bringing the fond childhood memory to the UAE. But let’s be honest, ice cream (like fireworks) is not just for kids, it’s a thrill one never seems to grow out of. Read more
On Mother’s Day, I posted “You Know You’re an Expat Mom When…“, which was inspired by the brilliant list below. It and others like it, have been making the internet rounds for ages, and I wish I knew who the author is, because I’d love to give credit where it’s due. At the bottom of this post I’ve added a few of the variations I’ve come across — feel free to add your own in the comments section.