Green Living in Dubai: Kids Having Fun on Dairy Farm in Dubai

Posted on the April 13th, 2015 under Green Living by

A social club in Dubai named Hands on Club who arranges educative and fun activities for kids announced a dairy farm visit few weeks back. How can I miss this kids eco-activity, so me and my son joined many other kids and their moms to visit Mar...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Long And Short Of Stories

Posted on the April 13th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)I have been asked once again by the Canadian University of Dubai to be a judge of their short story competition, '100 words'. This statement is laced with mild surprise that any reputable academic institution would repeat the s...

Fake Plastic Souks: IzaKaya Dubai: Of Japanese Times Gone Bi

Posted on the April 10th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

This delicious image was brought to my attention courtesy Mr +Gerald Donovan*, whose laconic 'Was she indeed?' on Twitter opened up the new worlds of alternative meaning caressing this otherwise unremarkable attempt to breathe life into a daft adv...

Fake Plastic Souks: The Hatta Track Is Closed

Posted on the April 9th, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)We tootled off into the Hajjar mountains, a merry little party of merry-makers and nieces on our way to take a whizz up the Track Formerly Known As The Hatta Track. As eny fule no, that track has now been transformed into...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Thank you, Daddy

Posted on the April 7th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

Zara has a scooter. The three wheeled things you can get these days are easier to ride than the two wheelers I remember but still require some help. Next up will be a bike. Memories of my father bent double pushing me along Arlington Rd now have a grea...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Dubai with kids

Posted on the April 7th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

It’s been interesting rediscovering Dubai now that we are parents. The parks are incredible, there are playgrounds and play areas everywhere and lots to do outside for the months when it’s not too hot. I’m feeling particularly lucky a...

Christopher Saul's Blog: Chewin’

Posted on the April 4th, 2015 under Expat Bloggers by

Interesting to see practically everyone with a gun in the photos in this article chewing qat. Look for the telltale bulge in the cheek. On my last visit to Sanaa, guns had been banned from the city centre, but we encountered a grizzled looking man, pro...

Green Living in Dubai: Earth Hour 2015 Celebrations!

Posted on the April 1st, 2015 under Green Living by

Green Living in Dubai's first Eco Event took place yesterday. We organized 'Family Fun Earth Hour 2015 celebrations' and I am glad to share with you that it went well :-). DIY Paper Lantern and Recycled Tin Lantern made by me  John Givin...

Fake Plastic Souks: Meeting Mr Fox

Posted on the March 31st, 2015 under Personal Bloggers by

The shell which almost killed them all had come with no warning, sounded no different to the thousands of others scudding around the blue summer skies like little birds. Baba was reading a newspaper, his shirt sleeves rolled up. Ahmed was sitting under...

Green Living in Dubai: Recycle in UAE with Homecycle!

Posted on the March 31st, 2015 under Green Living by

Since few years I was struggling to recycle waste from my household on regular basis. The things which we don't want and are in good condition can be given to charities or sold in flea markets. But the recyclable items in our waste, which people gene...