Kabul-born Hamida Aman Organises a non-profit peace concert at Dubai’s Zabeel Park, under the Patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Cultural Understanding   Featuring seven talented alternative music artists from the Middle East, North Africa and South Africa, “Salam Aleikum” concert was held at Dubai’s Zabeel park for the first time. The non-profit music festival aims to promote peace and cultural tolerance amongst the youth and to present a...

  Under the patronage of HH Sheikha Al Jalila Bint Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Etisalat sponsors the first ever Dubai Kids’ Run   In an effort to educate the UAE’s youth on the importance of healthy eating, regular exercise and an active lifestyle, the first ever Dubai kids’ run was launched. The two-day event – which took place over the weekend – was organised by CPI Media group, and the UAE Athletics Federation. The UAE’s telecommunications company,...

  Dubai-based Creative Group – ING Creatives – teams up with graffiti and multi-talented artist, Ruben Sanchez for an original community initiative   ING Creatives, a Dubai-based organisation that supports local artists and creative professionals teamed up with Artist Ruben Sanchez for a JLT community initiative. The Spanish-born graffiti artist, Ruben Sanchez created a colourful outdoor mural with a local theme. Using 150 spray paint cans, Ruben transformed the wall – which looked so raw with meaningless words – into...

  High-end designer boutique gives artists a life-time opportunity with its first ‘Dare to Create’ art competition   High-end designer boutique – Valleydez is sponsoring an art competition titled ‘Dare to Create’ in an effort to promote aspiring and emerging artists. The art competition requires participants to submit an illustration, photograph or any piece of artwork by the 15th of March, 2015. The winning design will be printed on eight different T-shirt...

  Online Designer Store, TheDressRoom.com opens the doors of its JLT showroom to Dubai residents for two consecutive days   The Dress Room designer boutique is one of Dubai’s hidden gems. Since the concept of online shopping is new to most people from the UAE, the Jumeirah Lakes Towers-based designer boutique was launched a year ago to support the online store; TheDressRoom.com. The web site started two years ago, and an event is being held at the JLT showroom to...

    My previous Top 10 List was about being raised by parents from the Gulf region. I come from a moderately conservative family. We are not liberal, but we’re also not extremely conservative or religious. Here’s a link for that post if you missed it. Today’s list includes the top 10 things that I like about being a blogger. I started this blog in September 2012 to showcase my writing to potential employers. Now, it’s more of a hobby and sometimes...

If you’ve been following the blog, you might have read some of my Muscat trip posts. If not, here’s an introduction in the first post. As I mentioned in that post, the trip wasn’t sponsored by any third party. I wasn’t paid to write the review on the hotel or anything else from that trip. I didn’t stay at the hotel for free in return for these posts. I paid the regular full rates as any regular tourist would. That’s why, the posts are truly...

  If you’re looking for a new option for a healthy and fresh lunch in Dubai Silicon Oasis, then I have found just the right spot for you. Java Jolt is a newly opened cafe at Le Solarium building in Dubai Silicon Oasis. Their concept is to create simple, tasty food with a refined edge. At the same time, they try to source organic ingredients as much as possible. When I asked co-founder and co-owner Lora about the origin of the concept, she explains: “Since everything...

  I don’t know why I traveled all the way to Hong Kong to escape busy, fast-paced and crowded Dubai! But, you can read all about my trip to Hong Kong in my earlier posts here. Then, I decide to visit Muscat to relax by the beach and do some man hunting! (as in finding a partner basically). Of course I was only confronted with the fact that the nightlife in Muscat is struggling to survive. I found out from residents of the enchanting city that all types of live entertainment...

I must start by apologizing for not writing in a while. Basically, I was on a break from my University course and I was trying to make the most out of my free time. Apart from catching up on much-needed sleep and not doing much really, I managed to make a few trips to the beach – like three trips I think! I don’t know about you, but the Dubai winter has made me feel very sluggish and all I felt like doing was stay in bed and sleep! I’ve been feeling tired most...

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