What comes into your mind when you hear the place Dubai? The Middle East? Islam? Arab world? Desert? Camels? Burj Khalifa? Luxury? Money? Highly expensive? Women in full black robes? Honestly, at first, I didn't want to move to Dubai. Because I am afraid of what it could bring to me, it’s an entirely different... Continue Reading →
Al Seef Dubai is one of the oldest tourist spots in the United Arab Emirates, particularly in the Dubai Creek area. Now, when we say “Seef,” it means “coast” or “shore” in the Gulf of Arabic. I would say that Al Seef Dubai is a perfect illustration of how Dubai transformed itself from an old... Continue Reading →
One of the majestic and glamorous residential districts in Dubai, UAE, is Dubai Marina. It is the home of The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residence. It has a mall packed with luxurious chain shops - Dubai Marina Mall. Dubai Marina is also home to several excellent choice restaurants. Here are the Six Top Activities to... Continue Reading →
Dubai is well-known for its massive skyscrapers like Burj Khalifa (the tallest building globally, 828 meters or 2,717 ft.) and Marina 101 (residential tower with 425 meters or 1,394 ft.), its shopping malls, its diversified culture, and its commitment to tolerance. I'm a Filipino ex-pat currently based in Dubai since 2016. and learned how to... Continue Reading →
Masala is a mixture of ground spices, from South Asia, common in Afghani, Pakistani, Nepalese, Bangladeshi, Sri Lankan and Indian cuisines. I have made a simple snack recipe that is fusion of Western English dish (Baked Beans) and South Asians’ spices - Masala. My very own Baked Beans Masala 15 minutes preparation and cooking, good... Continue Reading →
Bismillâhir-Rahmânir-Rahîm Allah. There is no god but He,-the Living, the Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him nor sleep. His are all things in the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede in His presence except as He permitted? He knoweth what (appeared to His creatures as) before or after or behind them. ... Continue Reading →
Islam is a monotheistic religion like Christianity and Judaism. It is the world's second-largest religion with over 1.9 billion followers or 24.4% of the world's population. People who follow the teachings of Islam are generally known as Muslims. I admire the Muslims’ sincerity and a strong passion for their religion. Islam itself means ‘submission to... Continue Reading →
Communication, in my opinion, is a powerful tool for connecting with people. It can bring us closer together. I spent three years and counting in the Middle East as an ex-pat based in Dubai, UAE. At first, it was a challenge to communicate with people of different nationalities. Apart from Arabs, the majority are Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Nepalis. These nationalities have common words and phrases that bond them.