The Blog has moved to a New Home!

  Hello everyone, This post is just an announcement to let you know that I’m now writing and publishing on a new web site. The new blog is called Saudi Diva. It will cover travel, culture, hotels and spas. You can follow me on Word Press by hitting the “follow” button on this page: Saudi […]

Turning 35: A Birthday Iftar Celebration and Some Reflections

  This year, my friends and I chose a Peruvian restaurant for our Birthday Iftar celebration. My friend’s husband’s birthday is on the 16th of July. My birthday falls on the 15th of the same month. So we’ve been doing a one day celebration with our groups of friends for the past two years. Tesoro […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Things I like about being a Blogger

    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 […]

Cultural Post: The Gulf Region Lifestyle

  If you need some introduction about life in the Gulf region, and a general idea of the social structure there, you can check out my previous cultural post, titled: The “Bubble” Life. Today’s topic is somewhat relevant. It can also be considered more of a personal topic since I’ll be talking about my specific […]

Vacation Mode: ON

  So the plan was to take a creative photo with my new Nikon for this post, but because I’m tight on time and honestly too tired, I decided to just use an online image. Many of you might be back from vacations or are close to ending your holiday season…but I am just about […]

UD Style Shoot: Vintage Vibes

  If you’re not following my blog’s Facebook Page, then you might have missed our first fashion photo shoot. You can still browse the photos of my collaboration with Le Monde Des Petites from the album posted on my Facebook Page. While you are there, you might want to hit the “like” button to stay […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Tips for Making it in the Creative Industry

  When I first decided to change careers from IT to journalism back in 2008, I had no idea about the way to get there. I didn’t realize that it would be a completely different route to what I was used to, or to how I eventually got my IT job. Doing things the hard […]

UD Recipe Story: Chickpea Tomato Soup

  When I’m not blogging, commuting to the other end of town to attend a lecture at University, working on my school projects, complaining about being single to almost anyone who would listen, or doing anything that will add some value to the world and the human species, then I can be found doing something […]

UD Review: Sushi Art DIFC

  It’s been a roller-coaster ride with this blogging journey…with so many ups and downs. But I think that I’ve finally reached a decision about what I don’t want to continue doing on this blog. Unless I get invites from friends, I don’t plan on doing as many reviews as I did in the past. […]

V-Day with The Committee Dubai!

  Some of you might remember the first meeting I had with this wonderful group of ladies. You can read all about it here if you missed that post. This month, I had the honor to be invited to the group’s third networking event which was held at the newly opened and uber cool Cargo […]