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This week’s Into-yous features American expat Toni Snyder

Tell us a little about yourself:
39 year-old American expat. Came for career but met my Husband here and had a son. I struggled with being a new mother so started a social group of mothers with like-aged children in my neighborhood. I still moderate the group and keep everyone active. Currently trying to ease my way back into work. I love Dubai but seen plenty of its ups & downs and been in them! I am quite a foodie and love to do reviews and love to indulge in everything the UAE has to offer. We do loads more stay-cations than travel. I was your lucky winner of tickets to see OLIVER! at Madinat Jumeirah. THANKS…it was
WONDERFUL! I read & write and speak a bit of arabic…which is weird because I am blonde! Read more

Still looking for some unique presents for this festive season.  Here are some ideas from one of our regular bloggers – Do in Dubai

One of the best presents you could give an expat is an Evoke Pure Flow Internet radio, I got mine for my birthday last March and regret not getting one earlier. You only need wifi to simply plug it in to any wall socket and listen to any radio station in the world, I’m transported when I listen to Woman’s Hour on Radio 4, even the Today Programme and sometimes Play for Today. I can almost hear the cold. The kids listen to Capital Radio but also have stations that play only Kylie Minogue music (when I’m out!) , another called Disco Ball and some Latino music stations from Brazil. There are French stations and other stations from all Read more

A hundred years ago, expatriate roles were clearly defined: the husband moved to a foreign country to advance his career, and the wife “trailed” behind the husband. Despite a substantial shift in the status of women over the years, this scenario is not uncommon today. However, the rise of dual-career couples and a slow but steady blurring of traditional gender roles have led to the establishment of a new player in the expat game: the male trailing spouse.

The results of a 2009 survey by Brookfield Global Relocation Services indicated that 20% of expatriate managers were women. Although that number fell slightly in the 2010 report, the trend of sending senior female employees on international assignments is expected to increase. The male trailing spouse, it would seem, is here to stay. Read more

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