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Winter sports

So this is winter then.  Still a very pleasant 25C most days - hot in the day time but cool at night.  None of that humidity nonsense from ...

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Things you don't see at home #5

Spotted in Carrefour in Doha...  Industrial bread?

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Baby you can drive my car...

After what had seemed like an age since we booked the tickets, the Formula 1 finally rolled into Abu Dhabi last weekend.  A few days before...

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Musandam

Narayanan's 30th a few weeks ago warranted another birthday trip to Oman - this time to Musandam, the most northerly point of the Ara...

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At the top

While not technically 'at the top' - there's another 40 or so floors above - the view from the 124th floor observation deck of...

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From tower to wadi

Another busy few weeks here in Dubai, both at work and socially.  My friends Laura, Claire and Justin came over from the UK to visit for al...

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Beady Yas Eye-land

Photos from the Beady Eye gig at the Flash Forum, Yas Island last weekend.  There wasn't an Oasis tune in sight but it was still an a...

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The northern Gulf

I'm back in Dubai after my week of flying around the Gulf - 4 days, 4 flights and 8 more stamps in my passport.  It was the first t...

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Back at the airport

More travelling around the Gulf this week... I'm currently at Dubai Airport awaiting a flight to Bahrain. I've not been before and i...

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Ramadan

It's an interesting time here in Dubai at the moment.  Not only is the weather stiflingly hot, but we're also half way through Ramad...

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Only in Dubai #1

I was hoping for a supermarket.  I would even have been happy with a corner shop where I could pick up some milk and a loaf of bread at the...

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Things you don't see at home #4

Another great spot in the supermarket: 'Strained Foul'. Isn't it just?

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Mud, mud, mud

It came as a bit of a shock, stepping out of Heathrow terminal 4 into the relentless pouring rain. That combined with the vastly reduced tem...

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Diary from Doha

So here I am in Doha International Airport again, en route back to the UK. Am now regretting booking this Qatar Airways flight as it's a...

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Licence to drink

So it's been a few weeks... here's a general recap on what's been going on Dubai-side... I managed to complet...

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Birthday wedding brunch

So after a fantastic 10 days at home (where the sun shone and the temperature wasn't far off of that in Dubai), it was b...

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Back to the sandpit

Well after 10 sunny days in the UK it's back to Dubai. Am flying overnight via Doha and then heading straight into work so tomorrow coul...

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3 months halas

The internet definition of brunch: 'A late morning meal eaten instead of breakfast and lunch'. ...

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My new pad

Photos of my new apartment in Downtown Dubai...

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Moving Downtown

Well it’s been a few weeks since I posted on here – partly because I’ve been so busy, and partly because I’ve now moved a...

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Things you don't see at home #3

Rabee lemon juice... Not exactly Jif lemon is it?!

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Rave at the racecourse

What a weekend. Went to the new Meydan Racecourse out at Nad Al Sheba on Thursday evening to s...

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Things you don't see at home #2

Sign for my room door in my company apartment. I wasn't planning to anyway...

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Priorities

It's getting warmer. 28C today in Dubai - I can definitely feel the difference compared to when I arrived nearly 6 weeks ago. People ke...

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Bullfrogs and free pizza

So into my fourth week here now and things are pretty going well. Had a really busy couple of weeks agai...

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Things you don't see at home #1

Spotted in the supermarket down the road from the office this evening... Mongo Bread. I thi...

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Standing in the shadow of the world’s tallest building

What a hectic week. Hit the ground running at work – loads of things going on and plenty of stuff to get involved in. I ...

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