Category Archives: Expat Life

The Real Abu Dhabi Experience: An Evening Amongst the Dunes

The United Arab Emirates, with it’s outstretched sky scrapers and vast sand dunes does a spectacular job of highlighting the differences between modern living and traditional ways of life… If there’s one thing you do whilst exploring the contradictory nature of the UAE, make it a desert safari! After being collected from a local shopping centre at […]

An Introduction to Teaching in Southern Spain with Sonja

Welcome to the first of (what will hopefully be many posts) featuring teachers from around the world. For people with a love of travelling, teaching is sometimes seen as a way to see the world whilst drawing a steady income and immersing themselves in the local culture.  Teaching can of course be a fabulously fulfilling vocation, […]

What’s it like to teach in the UAE?

I was recently interviewed by the lovely Lottie of Princess in a Caravan about what it’s really like to live and teach in the United Arab Emirates – specifically in Abu Dhabi.  Lottie worked as a recruitment consultant for one of the largest teaching recruitment companies in the UAE and it was an honour to be featured […]

My Greatest Adventure – A Travel Linkup

Over the years I’ve been very fortunate to head off on a number of adventures (in fact I’m sitting here typing this from our new home in Abu Dhabi and I’ve been sky diving and bungy jumping more times than most people would ever want to) but nailing one in particular down is surprisingly easy. Up […]

The Best Free View in Abu Dhabi City (no strings attached!)

We love living in the UAE and though it’s not as expensive as many people imagine, there also wouldn’t be many that would describe it as cheap either. Both Abu Dhabi and Dubai have spectacular views but unfortunately many of these places cost a small fortune to visit – some will let you in for […]

Teaching in Abu Dhabi, UAE: Your Questions Answered!

This time last year we made the decision to relocate to the United Arab Emirates and only six months ago we packed up our belongings and prepared to make the move. I’ll never forget the moment my international job offer came through and the wave of anxiety we both felt as the months and months of […]