Life In the City: 4 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned on the Way to Twenty-Four

I am not the wisest person in the world. In fact, I’m so far away from wisdom that I nearly choked on my coffee when I got a message saying “you should write an article sharing your life lessons with the world!” My self-deprecation rejected the idea before my mind had even had the chance…

Sobriety In the City: In a Place Fueled by Alcohol, What Do You Run On?

It only takes a few months of being a 21+ adult in Dubai to realise that the answer to the standard end-of-the-week small talk question: “Any exciting plans this weekend?” is a tediously repetitive one: “Drinking.” While this is also standard behaviour in nearly every other city from London to Lisbon and beyond (who wouldn’t…

Home In the City: A place, a Person or an Illusion?

Defining ‘home’ is a much harder job than, say, changing a flat tire. For the flat tire, you know exactly what to do: loosen the lug nuts, lift the car off the ground, remove flat tire, and place the spare one. Et Voila, you’ve got yourself a brand new tire. But does knowing the fundamentals…