Author Archives: Ksenya

Ramadan is on the way!

Ramadan is a very special time for Muslims as they commemorate the revelation of their holy book – Quran.
One of the most prominent aspects of Ramadan is the fast, as Muslims practice strict fasting during the day (no eating, drinking or smoking;  some very traditional people will not swallow their own spit!). At the sunset, they [...]

Hot and Cold Water

Evolution has given camels long eyelashes and padded feet to cope with this harsh desert. Us humans are very poorly adapted to this environment and even after we made it into something we can live in (towns with houses, roads, malls etc), the nature still show us every now and then who has the upper [...]

20th century

I have this theory that Dubai in its development skipped few important achievements of 20th century. We sure have all the glitz and glamour of 21st century – wireless in cafes, internet banking, ski dome, tallest building in the world, artificial islands, blackberries… all the mambo jumbo. But in the rush to catch up with [...]

Blessed free delivery

There is a sticky note next to my phone that is all important to my life. It has 2 phone numbers on it  – the local supermarket (AKA the grocery) and the laundry.  And why are they so important – they both deliver for free!
UAE businesses have mastered free delivery. Everything here can get to [...]

Welcome to my blog!

I have been asked again and again by the people thinking about relocating to UAE and by newly arrived expats about life in Dubai and its glitches. Because let’s face it, the life that we lead here as expats is pretty different than the one we lead back home, whereever that home was.
There is already [...]