Salalah, Oman

Salalah, Oman

Salalah is one of the most unique places I've visited. It is the capital of Dhofar, the largest province in the Sultanate of Oman. Historically, the region was the chief source of frankincense in the world. The mountainous area borders Yemen and is home to a rather unique climate and landscape. During the "Khareef" - [...]

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Getting My Bearings

Getting My Bearings

So, you've made the big move. And now, you're in a very different part of the world. I hope this post will make everyday things a little less daunting in a new city. Your First Days I arrived in Dubai on a Wednesday evening. I was excited, but I also felt very alone on that [...]

Oppressed OR Cherished? Being a Woman in the U.A.E.

Oppressed OR Cherished? Being a Woman in the U.A.E.

There are many misconceptions about the status of women in the Middle East. I hope to debunk some of these stereotypes by giving you a different perspective of women in the Middle East. Me: I'm moving to Dubai! Friend: Do you have to wear a burqa? Mainstream media plays a role in perpetuating these misconceptions instead [...]