Few resources can build a better picture of life in Dubai than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into their new community.
Best expat blogs in Dubai
British expat Marianne as called Dubai her home for almost a decade. Her experiences of Dubai as an expat wife are insightful and sometimes humorous, as she adapts to life in the United Arab Emirates.
A great blog by Catherine, a South African expat living in Dubai. Here she shares her thoughts about life in the emirate and offers her opinion and advice to those wanting to learn more about Dubai.
As a full-time mother in Dubai, Mrs Dubai's experiences of juggling children, the weather and the foreignness of the emirate are both humorous and relatable. Having lived there for almost two decades, her wealth of knowledge is sure to help expats moving to Dubai.
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