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ask louiseQuestionVisiting Dubai first time in June. Staying at The Atlantis. Just my wife and I ( both 50 ).  Any good tips on places to visit, are there any concerts on? Read more

musandam-dibba8This year early October (approx 4 October) will see Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al Adha (feast of the sacrifice).  Muslims start their day visiting the Mosque dressed in their best clothes and follow this with special foods being served such as lamb and sweet dishes. Family & friends visit one another, presents are exchanged and homes are decorated.  Eid money is also given to charities to help the poor.

This holiday is locally known as the ‘Big Eid’ and for the majority of residents in the UAE this will mean a few days off work.  Many residents may feel this is just too soon after the summer break to travel overseas and will take these few days to enjoy our great beaches, parks and water-parks with the temperatures dropping (slightly) enabling us to finally get outside and away from the shopping malls. Read more

The seasoned expat always has great stories about what it is like living in far flung destinations, mixing with the locals and being totally absorbed into their local customs. In Hong Kong, I worked and socialized with my Chinese colleagues enjoying Dim Sum lunches, was made to eat chicken feet and sing karaoke (badly). As a child, I enjoyed and took part in all the local Chinese Festivals as much as any local child. However, soon after arriving in the UAE, I soon realized there was little opportunity to come in to contact with the local population and therefore was left wondering how will I get that chance to learn about local culture, religion and etiquette of the local Emirati society. Read more

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