At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look the United Arab Emirates and some of the bloggers who write about living there.
Life With Baby Kicks
Life With Baby Kicks is a blog written by Laura, who lives with her partner and two children in Dubai. The blog covers all sorts of topics, from parenting as an expat to making a Dubai rental property feel like home. A light-hearted site that nonetheless doesn’t mind tackling more serious subjects from time to time, Life With Baby Kicks is certainly recommended reading for any parents who are thinking of renting in Dubai.Sweet Nothings
Kriska Marie’s blog focuses largely on food, with mouth-watering recipes and reviews of local products, restaurants and coffee shops. As well as the food posts, Sweet Nothings provides a look at expat life in general, including tips on the best places to find personal trainers, how to stay healthy in Dubai and a guide to arts and culture events in the area. If you’re looking for an idea of what day-to-day life is like for an expat in the UAE, this is the blog for you!
Journey By Caravan
Karim and Sally are a young Egyptian couple who currently live in Abu Dhabi with their daughter Nunu. An energetic, fun-filled blog that will leave you wondering how they’ve managed to fit so much into their lives already, Journey By Caravan provides a breakdown of local places to eat, go out and enjoy the country, as well as an excellent guide to living in Abu Dhabi on a budget.
The Thrift Trip
Jhoysi describes herself as a “half jet-setter” and writes about her experiences as an expat all over the world. Currently she lives in Dubai and writes about life there. Her love of art means the blog is visually captivating, as well as being a great resource for anyone who is looking to make their transition to the UAE as straightforward as possible. Take a look at the ‘Middle East Life’ section to see all the posts dedicated to Jhoysi’s life in Dubai, or just browse through the archives and enjoy the beautiful pictures.
The Pretty Walrus
Clare, David, Emily and Adam are a family of four who have been living in Dubai since March 2014. The Pretty Walrus serves as Clare’s personal diary as well as a guide for any potential future expats in the UAE. It’s a refreshingly honest look at life in Dubai and will make you feel like you’re actually getting a glimpse of what it’s really like to live there, especially if you have little ones in tow. A must-read for any parents who aren’t sure whether to move to the UAE, The Pretty Walrus will give you the good, the bad and the messy of Dubai and will certainly help you to make a decision.
Those are our recommended expat blogs for today. Do you write about being an expat? Let us know in the comments!