Dubai's Desperate Housewife

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Dubai's Desperate Housewife
Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai
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  • The Christmas wish-list of a 6-year-old boy 1 month ago I try to bring my children up not to be materialistic. Yes, in Dubai. We do public beaches and pools, not malls. But still, the materialism permeates like soggy rain: the children want things their friends have. They want things they see on TV. (I’m a child of wartime parents. My children don’t...
  • There's lentils in the biscuits aisle 1 month ago It’s clear as soon as we reach the supermarket that something’s wrong. People are wandering around looking dazed and confused. By the kitchen roll, there’s a woman in tears, her shopping list hanging useless from her hand. A man dashes past. His eyes are panicky and his gaze sweeps left and...
  • Bouncing boot camp 3 months ago So, despite knowing better and despite trying my best not to let it happen, I managed – somehow – to put on 3kgs during the summer holidays. To be fair, the holidays were 10 weeks long and I spent four of those weeks in England eating pies, plus two weeks in the States. Yes, two […]
  • The lovey-dovey real estate developer 3 months ago We often get messages from the property developer that originally built and now maintains our community. Ramadan Mubarak. Eid Mubarak. Merry Christmas. Happy New Year. Happy Diwali. It’s sweet how inclusive it tries to be. But today, for the first time in 10 years, I saw a post-summer message....
  • Who's ready for school? 3 months ago Like most parents, I’m trying not to skip about the house singing as we look down the barrel of the new school term. Yes, my lovelies, after 10 weeks off, my little angels go back to school tomorrow. Tomorrow! Are you ready? I am! I don’t mean mentally. I’ve been mentally ready for school for... Expat Blog Awards 2012: United Arab Emirates Honourable Mention Award!

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Website Reviews » There are 14 reviews on Dubai's Desperate Housewife

07:43 AM October 23, 2012

Absolutely my most favourite blog in Dubai and a must read. She's funny, creative and a superb blogger. Keeps me and a few of us in Dubai and around entertained.

16:13 PM December 03, 2012

Fab blog. Such an amusing take on life in Dubai.

16:28 PM December 03, 2012

The only blog worth reading in Dubai. She managed to say exactly what everyone is thinking and she always makes me smile. Brilliant. A star!

17:01 PM December 03, 2012

She has a massive following and for good reason. Happy to give my vote.

Jacqueline Cousins
17:05 PM December 03, 2012

Very witty blog that always raises a smile

17:05 PM December 03, 2012

Only Dubai Desperate Housewife can make the most trivial yet topical subjects a joy to read with bundles of wit thrown in. I always look forward to her posts.

17:51 PM December 03, 2012

Love this blog

Kelly Harvarde
17:54 PM December 03, 2012

This is far and away my favourite blog. It makes me guffaw on a regular basis and ihas such fabulous observations. Love it!

22:15 PM December 03, 2012

Love this blog always puts a smile on my face, even since moving back to the UK it reminds me of all the 'Dubainess' I miss so much. Keep it up!

00:01 AM December 04, 2012

Love this blog, very funny and smart!!!

Elaine Wolfenden
04:23 AM December 04, 2012

Always spot on in terms of Dubai and its quirks. Annabel manages the perfect measure of humour. Love her writing!

04:39 AM December 04, 2012

Very entertaining and never fails to amuse me!

15:18 PM December 08, 2012

A brilliant blog! She feels like a friend who just knows! Sometimes I feel she has a secret camera watching me! It is always so spot on and so well written.

18:13 PM February 25, 2013

Although I have never been to Dubai, she captures the essence of what it is to be an expat! But what I love best about her blog is her honest and witty humour about parenting! Absolutely bloody brilliant! She delivers everytime!

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