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I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy during this uncertain time! For us in Dubai we have been advised to stay at home, and while all restaurants have been closed for eat in meals, there are lots of great food delivery options.
So if you don’t feel like cooking during this period, I’ve put together a list of the best food delivery meals in Dubai! With the precautions being taken to stay healthy, delivery apps are now offering zero contact delivery options where they leave your food at your door, and Talabat and Uber Eats have even waived delivery fees during this time!

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When we can’t control a situation, I believe the best thing that we can do, is to control our mindset – if we adapt our cognitive interpretation of the event we can receive the best possible outcome of an event. Most of the time this means thinking with a more optimistic perspective. But how do we actually do that? It’s easy enough for someone to tell you to be more cheerful, be more optimistic, look for the silver lining, but it’s easier said than done. In this post, I’m going to take you through what it means to have an optimistic outlook and how to cultivate one.

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Despite having lived in two busy and bustling cities – Dubai and London – I love spending my time outdoors in nature. Sometimes that can be hard in Dubai, as during half of the year it’s too hot to spend a lot of time outdoors and it’s not the kind of city where you can walk everywhere unlike most European cities. However, I still manage to find lots of ways to connect with nature and in this blog post, I’m going to share them with you. Even if you don’t live in Dubai, this advice can still apply for any city!

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A lot of people think Dubai is all about the glitz & the glamour, the five-star hotels, and the crazy expensive restaurants, but they could not be more wrong! If you look hard enough you can find some real gems which are both authentic and affordable. In fact, one of the things that I’ll miss the most about Dubai when I move away next year is the food scene; I love trying out different cuisines and stumbling across restaurants that are real hidden gems. In this post, I want to share one of those recent gems with you – Vietnamese Foodies.

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Here are eight special and unique things that explain what it’s like to live in Dubai…

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On the first day of school every year, we always go around the room and you have to introduce yourself with your name, where you’re from, and a fun fact about yourself. I dread this activity. Apart from never knowing what to say for the fun fact part, I never know where to say I’m from. If you asked me what my passport said, I would say the UK – although I haven’t lived there for five years. If you ask me where I live, it would be Dubai – although I don’t hold a passport from here. If we were asking in terms of my school, I would be American – although every time I visit America it’s on a tourist visa. If it was where my parents were born, it would be Tanzania – although I’ve never lived there. If you were asking me about my ancestry, I would be a mix of Middle Eastern, Indian, and African. If you were asking me where I see myself in the future, I would not even know what to say… This question is so complicated to me – and any other expat – that it’s impossible to fit into a quick sentence. So how do we know where we are really from?

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