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Expat Panda’s 3 hidden & inexpensive gems in Dubai

Expat Panda’s 3 hidden & inexpensive gems in Dubai

When it comes to visiting Dubai- the United Arab Emirate’s most famous emirate- people generally visit the same expensive places to take the same repetitive photos and have the same customary experiences. While I am not insulting anyone who chooses to do those things, because […]

Life in the Middle East: Expat Women Speak Out

Life in the Middle East: Expat Women Speak Out

A lot of people accuse me of lying.   They think I lie about what life is like in the Middle East for a woman. They’re convinced that I am secretly being oppressed but somehow am covering it up for the sake of my blog.  […]

A glow in the dark garden and an underwater zoo…

A glow in the dark garden and an underwater zoo…

As a blogger that lives in the UAE, I get a lot of questions from people who want to visit this country and even questions from those that live here. They usually range from the outlandish, “Do I need to speak Arabic to visit the […]

A new addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline

A new addition to the Abu Dhabi skyline

There are so many things I like about living in Abu Dhabi.   “Like what?” For starters, an abundance of excellent food, well constructed infrastructure and the general sensibility of people in charge. “What do you mean?” Well, Abu Dhabi is always on the lookout […]

You visited the Great Pyramids of Giza while in transit?!

You visited the Great Pyramids of Giza while in transit?!

A while back I wrote a post about exploring a city while on a layover. The city I wrote about was Paris and I spoke at length about the efficient public transportation system and the ease of navigating through the city. In short, Paris- like […]

Why bother visiting Abu Dhabi anyway?

Why bother visiting Abu Dhabi anyway?

Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, has been my home for the last 8 months. It was here that I fell into a heady and passionate love… with the culture, food, people and landscapes. Its safe to say that I love […]

The Middle East: Beyond the Burj Khalifa and brunches

The Middle East: Beyond the Burj Khalifa and brunches

Lately I have been sharing a lot of pictures on my Instagram, that have surprised people. Yes I have all my clothes on in them (haha!) but actually the pics aren’t really of me; they are of some surprising landscapes to be found here in […]

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

The unglamorous life of an Expat Blogger

Whenever people hear that I have a blog (a piece of information usually revealed by someone in my company and not myself), it’s almost always followed by the remark: “Oh! How glamorous!” I never how to respond to that because of two reasons: -Being a […]

Kayaking in the Middle East… Really?

Kayaking in the Middle East… Really?

One of the few goals I had when I started this blog was to dispel some myths about the Middle East. It’s been over a year since I started doing just that and even though the nature of the myths I’m dispelling has since changed, […]

Where to go when you find yourself in Bahrain?

Where to go when you find yourself in Bahrain?

Bahrain isn’t a country high on people’s destination list. Most people go to tick it off their country list or they find themselves there because of a long layover with Gulf Air or… for some particular reason other than tourism. I found myself in Bahrain […]


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