Monday, October 26, 2015

The Expat Trap

We recently read an article published by Gulf News, titled "Is expat egotism on the rise?" The feature discusses whether expat egotism is on the rise, and shares tell-tale signs that you yourself have become victim to the narcissism often found on the streets of Dubai.

Of course, we were inspired - thanks Gulf News! So here's our own version.

*Note, while names have been altered, each scenario is based on true experiences. We'd also like to point out this is purely satirical, and for light-hearted entertainment only.

Janine*, a twenty-five year old expat has always lived a sheltered life in her home country. When she moved to Dubai, all she had was just her career in her mind but it was only a matter of several months when she became “Dubai-fied”.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

The ExpatWoman 10 Day Photo Challenge

Are you a blogger, social media addict or an #ExpatWoman? Join in our new 10 day photo challenge and share your expat journey with us.

Blogging is a love of many people around the world, and is especially great for expats who live around the world to show their adventures and journey in their new countries.

A huge part of the blogging world also includes social media, which is undeniably a powerful tool to help connect each and every one of us to people with similar likes, interests and in the same place... Even members of the #ExpatWoman team are active bloggers and social media addicts.

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's September... Where has this year gone?

September is upon us, and with it comes a new academic year, fresh ideas, plans and a welcomed back to routine. It doesn't matter if you work or not, or you're a parent or not, everyone gets the feeling this time of year... Heads down, smart heads on. Summer's over. 
Schools have re-opened, and hundreds of thousands of students around the world head for the classroom and lecture hall. We're sure, like here in Dubai, traffic has picked up around the place during rush hour too? So folks, please take care on the roads wherever you are!

To help your child(ren) get settled back into their education, follow our ExpatWoman Back to School Guide, which includes tips on reintroducing a bed time, homework help and even handling those dreaded hairlice... Yuck!