A Cool Moms Packing List & Purse for Dubai

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included for your convenience. A few weeks ago I shared a Girls Guide to Packing for Dubai  as well as a guide to survive that long international flight. There are so many different things to pack when it comes to being a childless adult or a mom or dad of any number of children…

Ways to Save for Your Next Vacation

This post contains some affiliate links, read more about it on my Disclosure Page. There are also non-affiliate links for your convenience. I know a small number of people who have money at any given time that they can use for a vacation. I am definitely not one of them. For those of us who don’t have a large amount of disposable income, when we want to go somewhere on vacation we…

Oh My, Henna

I had my very first experience with henna a while back here in the UAE. It was pretty neat, a little different than I expected as well.    Looking at the demographics of UAE, it is easy to see why henna is fairly commonplace. Henna has a very long history in many areas and the word “henna” is actually derived from an Arabic word and also called Mendhi (A Hindu word)(History of Henna). There…

The Best Produce and Meat Market in Sharjah

When looking for vegetables, fruit, and fresh meat or fish there is certainly a variety at most markets. But what if you are looking for a little bit of a deal or something particular that you can’t seem to find at your local market? Souq Al Jubail, or the large produce market in Sharjah is a good place to try your luck in finding something new, at a better price, or a better quality…

Guide to Survive an International Flight (with kids!)

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. Get a free carry-on checklist below! You know how long a flight is from the USA to Dubai? From NY, it’s almost 15hrs. Yes, 15hrs. Holy crap, it is such a long flight! And if you don’t have a direct flight to your final destination you will have even longer. It is the worst flight…

The Wildlife Center You Will Love

The first things that comes to mind when I think of Dubai is the Burj Khalifa, then the Burj Al Arab, and other things like Mosques, traditional Arab clothing, and Middle Eastern foods. Dubai (and really the entirety of UAE) is more than just a small handful of things. I have learned so much about travel just by living in the United Arab Emirates. Some of the coolest things are smaller and off the well…

Have a Mommy Day at Intercontinental

This post contains affiliate links, you can read more about it on my disclosure page. This post also includes non-affiliate links for your convenience. At the beginning of the year I read from a lot of friends and other people, that 2016 was a bad year for them. Everyone was looking forward to a new and better year. 2016 had a rough end for me and there have been a lot of difficult times…

Explore the Dubai Rainforest

Explore the Dubai rainforest. Wait, what? Dubai is on the coast . . . in the desert. So how is there a rainforest in Dubai? Answer: Indoors of course! The heat gets so intense in Dubai, but they (whoever “they” is) still want people to visit and have a good time (and spend money). So, they are smart and make many of their attractions indoors where air conditioning can keep everyone comfortable and happy. Dubai is…

8 Things You’ll be Happy To Leave in Dubai

I have come to love Dubai. I don’t want to pack everything up and move on (Maybe because I don’t want to pack and move with 3 children across the world….that 14hr flight is h*ll). Relocation is coming up fast and I just hope that I can get things thrown together when the time comes. It’s in the nature of Dubai, everyone is coming and going. Did you know that…

10 Things You’ll Love About Dubai

I took a trip to Utah back in December 2016 and let me just say . . . I kinda missed some things from Dubai while we were away. I missed those things A LOT. And with the impending doom of leaving Dubai lurking around the corner, I have been noticing the small stuff and I want to savor it all. When you move to Dubai you generally don’t know exactly how long you will stay…