Corry MacDonald, Dubai

Who are you? I am Corry MacDonald, Spiritual and Creative Law of Attraction Guide for expat women. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved abroad almost 25 years ago on a hunch, shortly after my husband and I married, that if we didn’t go for it and live overseas, we would regret … Read more

Lady Anne, Dubai

Who are you? My name is Lady Anne. I am a Filipino working in Dubai. I am a Medical Laboratory Technologist and a Travel Blogger.Where, when and why did you move abroad? It was 2008 when I left the Philippines and moved to the UAE. I moved abroad mainly for personal growth. What challenges did … Read more

Lindsey Parry, Abu Dhabi

Who are you? My name is Lindsey Parry, I’m a British freelance writer and mother to one, living in Abu Dhabi.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I first moved abroad in 2006, to Dubai. I had been offered a job in Dubai and having always been excited by the thought of living overseas … Read more

Barbara Edwards, Dubai

Who are you? I have been an educator for over 30 years with a Master’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin. I have extensive professional experience both in the USA and in the Middle East. I was also an award winning sales representative in the pharmaceutical industry.My overseas experience began in 2004 as I became … Read more

Laura, Dubai

Who are you? I’m Laura, ex-banker turned full time mum to 2 boys turned blogger over at Life with Baby Kicks. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We, being myself, my son and my husband, moved over to Dubai in 2011 when my son was 6 months old. We moved as my husband … Read more

Kriska Marie, Dubai

Who are you? I’m Kriska Marie, an IT Engineer by trade and a cook, baker, and blogger by choice. Where, when and why did you move abroad? I moved to Dubai, UAE, just last August 2014. My partner brought me here and we plan in staying here for good, if God permits.What challenges did you … Read more

Liz Totton, Abu Dhabi

Who are you? My name is Liz Totton. My blog is called Lizzy of Arabia. I am originally from New Jersey, but we were most recently in the Seattle, WA area. We now live in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. If I were asked to define myself in the present, I would say that I … Read more

Lynda Martinez, Dubai

Who are you? I am a daughter (4th of 5), sister, wife, mom of 3, aunt of 9, photography enthusiast, and former high school teacher from Texas living in Dubai. Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved to the UAE in late 2010 because my husband’s company transferred him to Dubai. What … Read more

Gail Mallo, Abu Dhabi

Who are you? I am Gail, a Social Media Marketing Specialist, living and working in Abu Dhabi. I am twenty seven years old and recently married to my high school sweetheart. We met here in Abu Dhabi more than ten years ago when we were studying at the same high school. I grew up in … Read more

Cheryl Esteban, Abu Dhabi

My name is Cheryl Esteban, I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved to Abu Dhabi in 2005. I am currently working as a bank Customer Service Associate. I decided to find a job overseas because back then I felt that my life had become one boring routine. I needed a change of … Read more

Zvezdana Rashkovich, Dubai

I am a Croatian/American author, blogger Interpreter, Third Culture Adult, (ATCK) mom of four TCKs and wife to a Sudanese Egyptian architect. I grew up in Libya and Sudan, moved to the US in my twenties and later to Qatar. We moved to Dubai for my husband’s job in the construction industry and we have … Read more

Ann Marie McQueen, Abu Dhabi

I am a 40-year-old journalist from Canada. I moved to Abu Dhabi from Ottawa in April 2008 to help start up an English newspaper, The National, serving the UAE and region. I had always wanted to work abroad and never had the nerve or the opportunity – when I got this chance to work with … Read more

Jacky, Dubai

My name is Jacky, married to Marc, mother of 4 children and two grandchildren. We moved to New Zealand in 1997 to get away from the crime in South Africa. We moved again from NZ to Dubai in 2005 as NZ was getting far too expensive, plus we did not enjoy the wet weather which … Read more

Young and Foolish

I’m Young and Foolish – A British expat. After working on short contracts in Europe in the early 00´s we decided to look for opportunities to live and work abroad. I took a Contract in Saudi Arabia, but unfortunately the security situation rapidly worsened and I did the first year out there alone. My family … Read more

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