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 […]

UD Review: Pizza Di Rocco Abu Dhabi

  On a recent trip to Abu Dhabi, I got to check out what is known as the best pizzeria in town: Pizza Di Rocco. As most of you know, the UAE has a plethora of pizza joints in almost every corner. Well, this is certainly the case in Dubai. But finding a place that […]

Hamida Aman Builds Cultural Bridges and Promotes Peace Through a Community Music Festival

  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 […]

UD Insider: Dubai School Children Get Fit at the First Ever Kids’ Run

  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 […]

UD Insider: Artist Ruben Sanchez Brings Street Life Culture to the Lake-side Community

  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 […]

UD Insider: Valleydez Gives Creative Designers an Outlet to Shine in Dubai’s Fashion World

  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 […]

UD Insider: TheDressRoom.com Celebrates its Second Anniversary

  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 […]

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 […]

Majestic Muscat: Beach Life at Crowne Plaza Muscat

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. […]