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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

UD Review: Java Jolt Dubai

  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. […]

Undefined Declarations’ List: Top 10 Signs you Were Raised by GCC Parents

  This post might resonate with a good deal of people who grew up with Arab or Asian parents. Since both cultures have a lot of similarities – especially when it comes to the family and social issues. If you need some introduction to the way things are in the Gulf Region, have a look […]

UD Review: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Waterpark

  I can’t believe it took me this long to visit Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi! I think the main reason was the fact that I don’t drive, and so the idea of venturing out of the city requires some sort of planning and transportation arrangement. The best part was that I got to […]

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 […]