Six Months In Dubai: What I’ve learnt

10 thing you learn when living in Dubai…

Diana's highlights of living and working in Dubai

Zadig & Voltaire top, Paige denim jeans, Coach bag.

Diana's highlights of living and working in Dubai

Zadig & Voltaire top, Paige denim jeans, Coach bag, Topshop shoes.

Diana's highlights of living and working in Dubai

Zadig & Voltaire top, Paige denim jeans, Coach bag, Topshop shoes.

Diana's highlights of living and working in Dubai

Zadig & Voltaire top, Paige denim jeans, Coach bag.

I can’t believe it’s been over six months since we moved to Dubai! I do sometimes feel like I’m on some sort of gap year and real life is still waiting for me in London, however we are having a brilliant time and in these few months we found great jobs, met some amazing people and experienced many new things. And speaking of work, this look was shot for our manifest in the October issue of Emirates Woman so now my mum can be proud that I’ve made it into a magazine!

Everyone has their own Dubai experience but I wanted to share the top 10 things that I learnt so far:

  1. Sometimes it’s cheaper to order Deliveroo than buy groceries
  2. It’s really hard to find a good avocado, and when you do they can be expensive
  3. Premium seating in cinemas – cushions, blankets and food delivered to your huge reclining chair and all for virtually the same price of a standard ticket in central London
  4. But don’t expect any Fifty Shades of Grey, they cut naughty scenes and give films like Bridget Jone’s Baby an 18 certificate
  5. They have really good beauty bars that are much cheaper than in London (N.BAR is the best!)
  6. Every weekend is a beach weekend (check out One & Only Royal Mirage)
  7. And if beaches get tiring, there are waterparks and yacht trips
  8. Brunches are either amazing or a complete disaster – it all depends on your alcohol intake (next on our list is Zuma and Al Qasr)
  9. You can scuba dive in the aquariums (bucket list!)
  10. It’s impossible to get tired of looking at the Burj Khalifa- and I walk past it everyday! 

So there you have it! I’ll be sure to update you in another 6 months but so far it’s been a blast and we can’t wait to have our closest friends over in December and show them around.

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Have you ever been Dubai? What are your experiences? 

THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI
Sir Bani Yas island
Hot air balloon over the desert
Anantara brunch
Staycation at Sofitel on the Palm

24 Comments

    • It can be tough but they’re only a flight away : ) Ive been living in a different country to my folks since the age of 10 so its easier xx

  1. That’s so cool you can scuba dive in the aquariums! Btw What a gorgeous blouse!
    -Kate
    katekoutures.blogspot.com

  2. Nice! Dubai is a beautiful place! Sounds like you’re having a great time and definitely a place you will never forget. By the way I love your top, it’s a beautiful colour on you. And your Coach bag is amazing.

    xo, Jackie
    stylemydreams.com

  3. Sounds like a dream! I would love to move to Dubai and I hope you continue to enjoy it over there. I’m sure more than just the avocados are expensive though haha.

    By the way, I was browsing through website themes and saw this. I’m not sure if they used a picture of you on the slider in their template. But this looked a lot like you: http://christina.fuelthemes.net

    Just thought you should know!

    xx Yasmin
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    • There are things that are pricey but you just have to shop around! omg haha that is me, will drop her a line. Thanks for the spot! x

  4. Dubai has always been to fascinating to me and it’s definitely a place I’d like to visit! It must be so crazy living there and having weekends at the beach after living in London where to closest you can get to a beach is the rocky beach in Brighton, haha! Sounds like you’re having such a good time!

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    Maija Lily Xx

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