Category Archives: Life in Dubai

World’s worst blogger

Tweet Pretty sure that’s me right now. Just haven’t had the get up and….. Despite this, rather implausibly it seems that I have hit someone’s radar as I keep getting random phone calls and e-mails from PR companies about upcoming … Continue reading

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Movin’ On Up

Tweet Moving house in Dubai is a minefield. Desperate agents, greedy landlords, rent inflation, and the possibility that your new place is in the path of the next “Worlds Biggest” construction to name but a few. Rather than live on … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, pack your bags.

Tweet On New Years Day we were rather rudely shaken from our vegetative state by a ding dong on the front door. “That’ll be the new tenancy contract”, Mrs H states confidently, powers of telepathy keen as ever. I open … Continue reading

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And then there were six.

Tweet And then there were six. One of the things you need to get used to in this place is people leaving. Back in the real world people hardly ever move away, (which is sometimes good and sometimes bad), but … Continue reading

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Vertigo inducing brunch at Prime 68

Tweet Dodgy Excuses They say there’s a first time for everything, so this year I got to choose where to do our traditional pre-summer brunch, though decided that actually booking it was way beneath my station and attempted to outsourced … Continue reading

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Death and no taxes

Tweet There’s been quite a bit of death on the agenda recently; the sad and very untimely passing of my rock-star Uncle Jimmy, an acquaintance at my bi-annual lunch club and the anniversary of my Father’s death. That got me … Continue reading

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Window-Gate

Tweet Hostilities Commence “That’s the area I’ve been told I’m getting and I’m very happy with it”. In another time and another place this would be an innocuous statement, but it wasn’t. It was a meeting to talk about our … Continue reading

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Perfect Wife’s birthday brunch at Le Traiteur.

Tweet Apart from having one of the more unpronounceable names amongst its peer group, Le Traiteur also has the distinction of being a Time Out ‘Best Brunch’ multiple winner. High praise indeed, or as the French may say “Formidable!’ Armed … Continue reading

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Summer 2013 synopsis

Tweet Summer Synopsis Now summer is just about over and we’re back to the joys of life in Dubai, I thought it might be good to reflect on the last couple of months. In the Middle East, from mid-June onwards … Continue reading

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Count your blessings.

Tweet Typical moaning here is about rising rents and light-fingered maids. Certainly irritating but fairly and squarely in the category of ‘High Quality Problem’. On the other hand, you could be living in Detroit City, which, like Dubai a few … Continue reading

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