Eat the World DXB

Each year there is an event that I feel is specially made for foodies, the Dubai Food Festival. With three kids in tow I was not able to participate heavily in the food extravaganzas but eat the World DXB sounded like a neat event to take part in. Eat the World DXB is only a small portion of the full food festival. The festival is a promotion of sorts of the restaurants and dining available…

Fly Emirates Airlines

These days flying is the way to go (for very far travel that is)! And in some cases the only way. But which airline do you choose? When it came to this decision we went with Emirates. Going from Miami to Dubai is a 15+ hour flight and not one you want to take on an airline that has limited entertainment options and sub-par seating. We chose Emirates because we simply wanted to have…

17 Things to do in Dubai

I miss Dubai Already after less than a month. I catch myself thinking that I will go somewhere with the kids and then . . . “No, I can’t, that’s in Dubai, not Florida”. Darn it. There are things that I wish I had had the time to do before I left and things I wish I had made the time for and saved up to do. You may be like me…

The Sharjah Museum You Need to Visit

So many people visit Dubai, then stay at their resort most of the time with only a few outside travels to see the Dubai Mall + Dubai Fountain and Souq Al Bahar which are right next to each other. There is so much more to see than these few things! It makes me happy when people go a little further and see parts of Old Dubai (Deira). What I think is even better, when visitors make…

11 Things to do in Sharjah, UAE

Dubai is big and amazing but not everyone ends up living in the center of it. A cheaper option than living in Dubai is to be right outside of it in Sharjah. While living in such a unique area of the world it would be a shame to not try and explore some of what is available in all areas you are able to visit. Sharjah is one of the oldest Emirates in the United…

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…

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…

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…

Dubai Parks & Resorts, A Hot Spot of Fun

We were very fortunate to visit Dubai Parks and Resorts in January 2017, thanks to my husbands work. The company has an end of year party for the employees to socialize and relax together outside a work setting. Our first year here it was at Bounce, Dubai (which I missed attending) and this last one was at Dubai Parks and Resorts with a multipass to visit Legoland, MotionGate, and Bollywood which are all connected through…

Tour the Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. A few months after I arrived in Dubai I was out in Abu Dhabi for a day and our car passed by the Grand Mosque. It was a Friday though and it was therefore closed to the public. It is a regal building and you can…

Leave Fear Behind and Take the Plunge

This post may contain affiliate links, you can read more about it on our disclosure page. There are also non-affiliate links included in this post for your convenience. I have learned that I love to travel and try new things. Coming to live in Dubai in 2015 was the first time I had ever been outside of the United States of America. It was the first time I ever got a passport. Instead of…