There is a Place Where Crazy People Gather

Lately there’s been something missing from my life. It has actually been weeks since I’ve had a conversation that has left me completely exasperated. Sure there have been ridiculous emails and comments, but… Continue reading

Common Job Interview Questions in Dubai

Dubai, home to many nationalities, is also home to companies with equally diverse management styles. Some are undoubtedly more professional than others. Here are a few common interview questions you can expect from organisations… Continue reading

Selfies: Fad or A New Kind of Normal?

Selfies have become so popular even my mother knows what they are. And before you jump to any conclusions about her knowledge of pop culture I would like to point out that she… Continue reading

Airline Travel Now Vs Airline Travel 20 years ago

Bookings 20 years ago: Travel agents felt it was more important to discuss lunch plans with other staff than flight prices with you Now: Travel agents look crestfallen when you tell them you… Continue reading

The European Travel Diaries

Despite being an avid traveller, it had been 14 years since I last visited Europe. Unless of course you count the hours I’d spent in Heathrow, Charles de Gaulle and Schiphol airports, impatiently… Continue reading

Top 10 Causes of Headaches

1. Telecom providers who assure you the problem will be fixed within 24 hours despite you having pointed out that they have been saying this to you for 2 weeks 2. Motorists who… Continue reading

You Know You Need a Vacation When…

1. The furthermost you’ve been from home all year was the last stop on the metro line 2. The last time you actually unzipped your suitcase was when you turned your house upside down… Continue reading

Does ‘Free’ Taste Better?

Recently McDonald’s decided to celebrate National Breakfast Day, with zero regard to the fact that celebrating it in the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific really made it international rather than national. They marked… Continue reading

Survival Tips for a Male Dominated Workspace

Theoretically it should not matter if your workplace has more men than women, but speaking as someone who has been the only female employee at an organisation, I can safely say that this… Continue reading

Umbrellas are Raining on my Commute

The one thing I like less than rain is umbrellas. And yes, I see the irony. Before I moved to sunny Dubai I usually relied on hooded sweatshirts and newspapers to avoid the rain.… Continue reading

The Sickly Concept of Medical Certificates

It’s rare for me to voluntarily visit a doctor’s office unless one of my limbs is not quite intact. However, with my current job I am required to provide a medical certificate to… Continue reading