Thank you everyone for stopping by.

Abu Dhabi is a great place where to live. Our experience here has now come to an end and this blog is no longer updated, but feel free to browse and I hope you will still find some useful information.

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Have a nice day! :)

  1. Great idea and very nice blog!!! I will follow you with pleasure!

  2. awesome blog! great stuff! :)

  3. Hi, thanks for following my blog! Linda.

    • Hi! I love reading about other countries and your blog is so interesting and fun! Thank you for checking out ours! :)

  4. Brenda Ring

    Very impressed. So interesting.

  5. Hi,
    Nice blog, I like it very much as well as the idea, Good Luck

    Come & join our online magazine: http://readzmag.com

  6. I read many blogs before moving here as well, so I am happy there is another great source of lifestyle information for the people who wish to travel or move to Abu Dhabi! :)

  7. Just realised you have a new blog! Good luck!

  8. Thanks for liking my post! I wish I had discovered your blog sooner; it’s so sad to discover how lazy we’ve been about discovering this city just as we’re leaving. Your blog is quite amazing and with so much information – love it!

  9. Thanks for dropping by my blog!
    Pleasure connecting with a great expat blog like yours :)

  10. This is a great blog! Our friends suggested we start a blog to stay connected as we start our journey in Abu Dhabi, and we are happy to find you as a great resource as we enjoy the new adventures in our lives! Thanks!

  11. Thanks so much for following my blog! :)

  12. Thank you for following Spark.Twinkle. Shine! It’s so cool to meet people in other parts of the world who are living life to the fullest and sharing their discoveries with others :-) Wishing you much joy and beauty along the way–

  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog

  14. …and for following it!

    • Thank you! I love cooking and your blog is a mine of good information and recipes, I am glad I found it! :)

  15. Thank you for following! Your gravatar makes me smile. Very interesting blog about a part of the world I know little about. I’m looking forward to finding out more so I am now following your blog as well.

    • Thank you!! :) One day I will take the same pic but with a real dog :) My brother lived in Japan for a while and left me with the desire to discover more: I look forward to read more of your blog as I think you have a unique outlook on the country and culture.

      • Thank you. I guess my outlook is unique because while I am not Japanese, I have visited the country quite a few times and was in a long term relationship with a Japanese man for 10+ years. I love the country, its culture, it’s uniqueness. So between my being born and raised in the American South and then being immersed in the Japanese culture, my blog truly is South Meets East. Please visit often for I like visitors.

  16. Nice… loved your blog. It’s great to chronicle our experiences here.

  17. Thanks for following our blog. I find it amazing that you found us from Abu Dhabi! Here’s to more days in the sunshine. ;-)

  18. Hello :) Welcome and thanks very much for your follow! Much appreciate it

  19. supernova1c

    Hi there Lau, how are you? I think you have done a smashing job with this new website – its great!
    Have you settled in now, I mean do you feel more at home? Wow, so much to see and learn, I’m excited for you!
    Anyhow, congratulations on achieving this – “you have done well grasshopper” :D

    I’ll keep in touch so look after yourself, cheerio for now and regards James :)

    • Hello James, so nice to hear from you! All good here, we are enjoying our time here very much: this is truly an amazing place and we do feel at home now! You know, now you made me want to do some research into local metal detecting! Let’s see if I can find some information about it and hopefully you will find it interesting. Thank you so much for your kind comments, I am very happy you like the blog! It is always a great pleasure to read yours, I always look forward to it :) :) A big smile from this side of the world!!

  20. Hi from a fellow Londoner abroad! Hope all is well over in Abu Dhabi. Great blog! Thanks for following mine, http://www.backpackingbella.com – I’ve added a link on my site to yours :-)

    Have a great day!

    • Hello! Thank you! I loved reading about all the amazing things you have seen on your travels. And if you decide to come also on this side of the world, just give us a buzz and we would love to show you around. Looking forward to read more of your posts! :) :)

  21. A very insightful blog on Abu Dhabi. If I were to ever move there, I sure would be grateful to you for all the useful info! Thank you for visiting my blog and following.

    • Thank you very much for your kind words! I love reading your blog, thank you for checking out ours :)

  22. Hi Lau, thanks for following my blog and for liking my post. I can see you are an expat like me and Italian too? Congratulations for your blog, it’s brilliant!

    • Grazie mille!! :) I love reading of other expats’ experiences and I look forward to read more of your blog!

  23. love it!!!Thanks!!!!

  24. Hi, thanks for finding and following my Spanish blog! SD

  25. Hi Lau. I’ve just been reading your entry on Ramadan as I will be arriving next week after it starts. Very useful, as always. Does this mean I will not be able to give my husband a hug when he meets me at the airport? I would hate to start by offending anyone!

    • Hi! I am sure a quick hug is totally fine! For PDA I mean mostly kissing and prolonged hugs/cuddling… I amended my Ramadan entry to be less confusing, sorry! :) Welcome to the UAE and enjoy this wonderful time of the year! :)

  26. Stopping by to say hello! :) I like your blog. Thanks so much for the follow of my blog!

  27. Good Afternoon,

    I hope you are well.

    My name is Adama and I am the marketing coordinator at Escape Events, Abu Dhabi.
    I wanted to get in contact regarding an upcoming event we have; Toast Europe 2016 on March 11th, from 3-7 pm at the Du Forum.
    If you didn’t know about Toast, please allow me to give you some background. Toast is a family fun day aimed at expats from all across the globe. For the past 8 years, Toast has been bringing together people to enjoy live music, themed food stalls, incredible children’s activities and much much more. And what’s more – children are 100% free to the event – including all activities!!
    Toast Events has a new home this year, with our official venue partner being Du Forum and our destination partner, Yas Island. I hope you share our excitement at this news!
    I was wondering whether this event would appeal to your readers and whether you’d be able to feature it on your social media sites/website.
    I would also like to invite you to cover the event and thus offer you a complimentary entrance ticket.

    Please do not hesitate to contact me at adama@escapeuae.com if you have any questions regarding the event.



  28. Love your site! the contents are amazing and are very informative. I would like to start my own blog soon and you are really an inspiration :)

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