Caribbean Fêtes in Dubai – Who Knew?

Does Dubai have Caribbean people? Yes! Does Dubai have Caribbean parties? Yes! One of the things that surprised me about the UAE is its flourishing and escalating Caribbean nightlife scene, neatly cushioned by its African music counterpart. Dubai, which has a prestigious nightlife scene, has been described by some as the Middle East’s Las Vegas…

Do Expats Ever Stop Comparing?

Love this article! Do Expats Ever Stop Comparing? – Barry O’Leary – Columnists | ExpatFocus.com. Do Expats Ever Stop Comparing? Of course not. Why? Because that’s the fun in it. We all do it and for most of us, it’s in tongue-in-cheek. It’s only when we become obsessive with it and let existing differences make us…

Dubai’s Giant Treasure Chest

A friend told me about the Antique Museum — a local place to shop for authentic imported goodies. Yesterday, I got Z to take me. So here goes the story of our little shopping discovery adventure…. We look it up and it turns out its right under our noses, just minutes away in Al Quoz.…

Doing Business in Dubai – Debunking the Mystery and Myths

If you are visiting Dubai on business and don’t have the foggiest notion of what to expect, don’t fret — it’s no cloak and dagger! With over 200 nationalities residing here, we live in a booming metropolis with monstrous skyscrapers and world records we can’t keep track of. Despite its tolerance for Western culture, it’s…

No, It’s Not a Weapon…It’s an Olive Tray

  Most of us expats are veterans at leaving things behind. Amidst the containers of stuff stored, sold, or given away, there is always one or more thing we manage to hoard. I think every one of us has a little kitchen treasure we salvaged from the “big move” to a far away land. Mine…