• Arts Abu Dhabi

    I was so happy to have the opportunity to visit the 2011 Abu Dhabi Art Show featuring the Emirati Expressions […]
  • 2 fun filled days in Abu Dhabi

    Wow, I absolutely loved my first overnight experience in Abu Dhabi last Wednesday. Unfortunately, the trip was scheduled on Jordon's […]
  • Buddha Bar

    The Buddha Bar (at the Grosvenor House) is a swanky restaurant catered to the elite lifestyle Dubai is so well […]
  • Bastakiya

    The Bastakia Quarter is a beautiful area of Dubai with restored/rebuilt historic buildings that are home to art galleries, small […]
  • Dubai Marina Mall

    I visited the Dubai Marina Mall today as part of a whirlwind tour of the city. The mall is a […]
  • Wafi Gourmet

    Wafi Gourmet is our absolute favorite restaurant in town and we just can't get enough. In the span of time […]
  • Pumpkin Fever

    We've got pumpkin fever and the smells of Fall have been wafting through the Emans household during this Eid break. […]
  • Bur Dubai

    Bur Dubai (Mainland Dubai) is a historic district┬álocated on the western side of the Dubai Creek. The area is jam […]
  • Vegan Pumpkin Muffins

    This recipe (courtesy of my lovely friend Kate) was a killer for us to make. Not because it was complicated, […]
  • Laban Immo Recipe

    I had a rare treat this Sunday when Jordon accompanied me to the University to take care of paperwork for […]
  • Blueberry Breakfast Cake

    Ever since we moved into our new apartment Jordon and I have been baking and cooking as much as possible […]
  • Hotel Atlantis (The Palm)

    A good friend of ours celebrated his 30th Birthday last week and we joined him at the Levantine Restaurant (at […]
  • Ibn Battuta Mall

    We took the Dubai Metro across town yesterday to visit the Ibn Battuta Mall for the first time. It is […]
  • Things I Miss

    When you move to another country there are always things you expect to miss. Friends, family and even your pets […]
  • Manazel Al Safa

    I finally got around to taking pictures of our new apartment today. I'm so sorry to all of you who've […]
  • Mac in the middleast

    I have been dying to get my hands on my new computer all Summer and thankfully the University got it […]
  • Abu Dhabi Campus

    On Thursday (September 8th) the faculty and staff of Zayed University joined together on the new Abu Dhabi campus to […]
  • Dubai Mall

    Our new apartment is located just minutes away from the Dubai Mall and I have to admit we have been […]
  • Getting Ready for Classes

    It's Eid here in the Middle East and we're enjoying the (entire) week off in celebration of the three-day holiday. […]
  • Villa Rotana

    When I say "Villa"... you say "Hotel"... Villa... Hotel... Villa? Hotel? Today was our big moving day out of the […]
  • 5 Star Breakfast

    Would you believe we're getting sick of the 5-star life? Well, perhaps it's not the 5-star life... we're just sick […]
  • Tour of the University

    Orientation has finally moved its way onto campus and I have lots of photos to share if you are interested […]
  • Dubai Museum

    It might surprise you to know that Dubai has a rich history that dates back long before its architectural wonders […]
  • Shopping Coma

    Over the past few days we have enjoyed a fairly laid back schedule with a mix of orientation and shopping […]
  • Orientation Begins

    Jordon and I have been truly enjoying our first few days in Dubai and have felt nothing but kindness and […]
  • Crowne Plaza (Festival City)

    We will be spending the next 10 days in the gorgeous Crowne Plaza 5-star Hotel and we're absolutely loving it […]
  • A Day of Travel

    As we headed to the airport (at 2 pm for a 5 pm flight) I suddenly realized I was completely […]
  • Dubai-Bye Party

    Bon Voyage! Farewell! Arrivederci! No matter how you say it, saying goodbye is hard. Let's just say... good-bye for now. […]
  • Paper Squirrel

    I am a pack rat (of sorts). If it's shoes, clothes, books, tech equipment, or graphic design - I squirrel […]