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 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 […]

Interview with LCF Senior Business Manager

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 […]

BCBG’s Living the Bon Chic Life Celebrates 25 Years of Style in Dubai

  This post is another project that I did for my web news production class in University. I had the pleasure to meet Lubov Azria, wife of renowned designer Max Azria, and Chief Creative Officer for the BCBG Max Azria group. Lubov and her team are very professional and talented individuals, and I’m glad that […]

Event Review: London College of Fashion “Art of Dress” Exhibition in Dubai

  When I received the invite for the private view event for London College of Fashion‘s “Art of Dress” exhibition, I was so excited and knew that this would be the perfect topic for my next video journalism University project. I had attended LCF back in 2009, as a first step towards changing careers into […]

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 […]

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 […]

UD Review: Pilates with Tribefit ME!

  It was my second time to visit this fitness center which brands itself as a “Fitness and Social Club”. My first visit was during an outdoor yoga event organized by the “Mother, Baby and Child” magazine. Needless to say, it was a highly rejuvenating and relaxing experience to do yoga at a terrace, when […]

Personal Post: My 34th B-Day!

  I have to admit something: originally, this post was going to be yet another rant about being single! This time, with my 34th Birthday celebration party in the background. But something happened that made me change my mind about how to write this post… Well, I have received countless e-mails, Facebook messages, what’s app […]

UD Review: Brunch at Le Rivage in Ocean View Hotel

  If you asked me what I did on a typical Friday afternoon, I’m not sure if I would have a definite answer. Many people spend their Fridays visiting family or having brunch with friends, or just lounging by the beach on a nice sunny day. Being single and living alone in this city, I […]