Tag Archives: Summer in Dubai

Home – Home/Same – Same

Last month I took my daughter and my youngest son to Ireland.  Since moving to Dubai over ten years ago, it was their first ever trip back in spring.  One day, when walking through my parents’ garden, I caught myself … Continue reading

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The Sound of Mischief

I think it all started during the heat of the Dubai summer. All Dubaians know how impossible it is to convey how hot and humid the summer can be. No matter what adjective you try to use to describe it, … Continue reading

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The Land of Sun, Sand, Change and Goodbyes

The ‘Sandpit’ as expats affectionately refer to Dubai truly is a place that bristles with a permanent sense of ambition and excitement. Indeed in Dubai the rate of change is something on which the Emirate appears to thrive (especially where … Continue reading

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What do you call a Heatwave in the Desert?

It started last weekend. The end of May is unusually early. I wasn’t prepared. It felt like it came out of nowhere and blindsided me. At one point, I thought it was just me. After 7 years in the desert, … Continue reading

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Where the Streets are Paved with Gold

So many expats in Dubai scarper the minute the school bell tolls for the last day of the summer term. Lurching towards 9 weeks of book/test/teacher – less holidays uber-excited kids are catapulted out of classroom doors. However which way … Continue reading

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Summer holidays

It’s funny how from January of each new year the countdown to summer unwittingly begins.  Summer is a relief from the daily grind.  No more school runs.  No more rushing out the door at 7ish each morning.  No more after … Continue reading

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Summer vaycay

After Christmas it is difficult to ignore the  march towards the inevitable annual summer desert temperatures. As we turn the corner into the new year, thoughts are reluctantly directed to counting down the days to when being cooped up indoors … Continue reading

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You know it’s summer in Dubai when

– your glasses steam up the minute you walk outside – your make-up slides off your face after 2 minutes in the sun – you need to don oven gloves to touch the steering wheel of your car if it … Continue reading

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Day 5

and the mini natives are getting restless.  It’s furnace hot outside; too hot to venture out for longer than it takes to pick up the daily newspaper which is gradually shrivelling up on the drive, and definitely waaaaayyyy too hot … Continue reading

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