the exploratrix

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the exploratrix
The Exploratrix is a thirty-something expat Australian journalist discovering the world around her. She's currently living in what has been described as the world's safest city: Dubai.
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  • How Rotana made our blacklist 3 years ago I’m 36 weeks pregnant so this two-night stay at The Cove Rotana in Ras Al Khaimah on their Ramadan special rates was booked to be our last dedicated weekend together as a couple. We were very excited. After a two-hour drive from Dubai (in hectic Thursday afternoon pre-Iftar traffic) we arrived at...
  • Address to Impress 4 years ago One of the most confronting things about moving to Dubai – and there was stiff competition – was the lack of a proper postal addressing system. “Wah wah!” I hear those back home mocking me, but I challenge you to question if you don’t take for granted how easy it easy to write your...
  • Glad I'm not a comedian's wife 4 years ago As funny as my fiance is, I’m really glad I’m not marrying a comic because their wives cop it, big time. We know the drill all too well here in Dubai. Unfortunately, many of the stand-up routines we see on tour here in the Middle East rely on old (or let’s be generous and say, […]
  • Lingfield Melts 4 years ago “Mad March” splashed across Monday’s Daily Mail as “Britain was plunged into the worst spring freeze in more than 25 years” but the sun came out the following day and as the town of Lingfield melted, I took my first ever walk in the snow, filming as I went, without a tripod unfortunately....
  • Dubai 2.0 4 years ago I’ve been entertaining my Dad in Dubai for the past ten days and it’s been surprisingly wonderful. Whether it’s that we’ve both mellowed enough to enjoy a more extended dose of each other’s company, or whether it’s having T around as the defuser, or much needed pressure valve, I don’t...

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