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Out & About

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Out & About

Welcome to the Out & About Section!

Whether you're looking for plans for the weekend, ideas for date night or the next entertainment to buy for your collection, look no further. You might even find your next big adventure with our extensive travel guides, reviews and photo galleries.


  • Events: What's On?

    Events: What's On?

    Visit our Events section for Dubai to find out what's going on in the world of ExpatWoman and beyond- we've got Coffee Mornings, ExpatBumps & Babes, ExpatMums & Tots and more.

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  • ExpatWoman Signature Events

    Signature Events

    Every year EW hosts an array of popular and exclusive events across Dubai, which gives us chance to meet our followers and give you the best of what Dubai has to offer.

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  • Travel & Adventure

    Travel & Adventure

    Looking for ideas on where to travel from Dubai- we've got loads of information for you- day trips, cruises, flights, hotels and more on where to stay and what to do!

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  • Book Clubs in Dubai

    Book Clubs

    If ever you feel like you need to get stuck into another great read that you just can't put down... There's no need to do it alone! Join one of the many book clubs across the Emirate.

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  • Reviews

    Reviews

    Want to know what we think about the latest TV Shows, Books, Movies, Games, Apps and more? Check out our Reviews section to make sure you're not missing out on the next big thing.

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  • Movies

    Movies

    Want to know what's on the silver screen at the moment? Take a look at our Movies section. Letting you know what's on at the cinemas in Dubai and all the info you need.

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  • Interviews

    Interviews

    Interviews with Boy George, Kian Egan from Westlife, Paul Young, Belinda Carlisle, Rod Stewart and other world-famous artists.. Impressed yet?

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  • Events Gallery

    Events Gallery

    Have you been to one of our ExpatWoman Dubai events? Check out our gallery and see if we snapped you having a great time.

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What's On in Dubai

  • Kevin Smith and WWE’s Kane Confirmed for This Year’s MEFCC

    Kevin Smith and WWE’s Kane Confirmed for This Year’s MEFCC

    Two more huge names have been confirmed for MEFCC 2017, which we're sure will delight fans of the event....Find out more!

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  • Award-Winning Blue Man Group Coming to the Region for the First Time

    Award-Winning Blue Man Group Coming to the Region for the First Time

    As part of their global tour, entertainment legends Blue Man Group will be in the country next month!. The acclaimed stage show, best known and recognised for its trio of dynamic and distinctive blue men performers are set to perform from April 11 to 15 at Dubai Opera and from April 18 to 22 at du Forum, YAS Island.

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    In Pictures: Dubai’s Thunderstorm Was EPIC This Weekend

    Dubai was in for a treat as the skies lit-up over the weekend thanks to an epic thunderstorm. Here's 13 of our favourite images and videos that capture it!

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  • Electronics and Electrical Devices Banned from Flights to USA

    Electronics and Electrical Devices Banned from Flights to USA

    News of a ban affecting 13 Middle Eastern airlines is circulating the media, so we explain exactly what's happening and how it'll affect you.

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  • Learn the Art of Mind Mapping with Tony Buzan

    Learn the Art of Mind Mapping with Tony Buzan

    Discover the skills and knowledge needed to become a fully licensed Mind Mapping instructor with Tony Buzan and fellow world leading experts in Mind Mapping!

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  • The Walking Dead Fans Will Be Thrilled to See Who’s Coming to MEFCC

    The Walking Dead Fans Will Be Thrilled to See Who's Coming to MEFCC

    Fans of The Walking Dead will no doubt be thrilled to hear that the luckiest man in the zombie apocalypse is heading for MEFCC... Josh McDermitt is coming!

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  • Spring & Easter Camps in Dubai 2017

    Spring & Easter Camps in Dubai 2017

    If you're wondering what to do with the kids over Spring and Easter break there are some great camps available for them. From swimming to language courses and everything in between. We're adding to this page as we get all the details in so do pop back to check for more camps.

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  • Smash Hit 'Grease' Set to Electrify Dubai this April!

    Smash Hit 'Grease' Set to Electrify Dubai this April!

    Round-up your Burger Palace Boys, pick up your Pink Ladies and get ready to burn up the quarter mile this April, as the UK Curve Theatre brings their hit musical Grease to the Middle East for the first time! Shows at Dubai World Trade Centre from 7-13 April, 2017.

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  • First Names Announced for this Year’s Middle East Film and Comic Con

    First Names Announced for this Year’s Middle East Film and Comic Con

    The first few names have been announced for this year's Middle East Film and Comic Con, and Game of Thrones fans are in for another treat again! Learn more here.

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  • A Huge Public Park Is Being Developed in Dubai

    A Huge Public Park Is Being Developed in Dubai

    Dubai will soon have its biggest public park ever. Located in DubaiLand, it will span over a whopping 1.43 million square metres. Find out more here!

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  • Brunch like No Other at Rooftop, the Burj Club

    Brunch Like No Other at Rooftop, the Burj Club

    Enjoy Dubai's newest Brunch with a spectacular view at the Burj Club! Not only can guests enjoy the gorgeous weather while indulging in a feast of fine gourmet offerings, but the brunch package is also inclusive of pool access, while all children also receive Patchino toys and chocolate treats! Book your reservation today!

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  • Review: The Burj Club Brunch

    Review: The Burj Club Brunch

    Looking for your next favourite brunch! We think we've found it for you... With views of Burj Khalifa and overlooking the Dubai Mall and Dubai Fountains, this brunch spot just blows every other one out the water! Make sure you mark your calendars for the Burj Club this weekend, and make the most of it while the Dubai weather is still comfortable.

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  • 8 New Things to Try in Dubai This Month

    8 New Things to Try in Dubai This Month

    There's no denying that a New Year always brings with it a fresh bout of ambition, opportunity and adventure for all of us. So why not take your 'new year, new me' attitude and get out and learn something new?

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  • New Cycling Tracks to be Installed in Dubai Communities

    New Cycling Tracks to be Installed in Dubai Communities

    Nakheel are implementing over 105km worth of new cycling tracks in some of Dubai's most recognisable communities in an effort to ease mobility in the city.

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  • Calorie Count on Dubai Restaurant Menus Required by Law

    Calorie Count on Dubai Restaurant Menus Required by Law

    Many restaurants in Dubai don't share the calorie count of their dishes, but now they have to. A new law from the Dubai Health Authority has been introduced that will see the calorie count for your favourite dishes added to the menu. Find out more here.

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  • In Pictures: Dubai's Week of Foggy Mornings

    In Pictures: Dubai's Week of Foggy Mornings

    It's that time of year when residents of Dubai gasp in delight over the thought that the weather is cooling. The sign of fog means only one thing here; cooler temperatures, potential rain and breezy afternoons.

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  • In Pictures: The New Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

    In Pictures: The New Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk

    After months of waiting, the brand new Boardwalk at Palm Jumeirah is now OPEN to the public! There's no denying this new development will quickly become one of the go-to spots to visit for tourists and residents in Dubai, and we're very sure it will rapidly become one of the world's greatest seaside promenades for the public to enjoy.

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  • Watch the Dubai Water Canal's Grand Opening

    Watch the Dubai Water Canal's Grand Opening

    In true-form, Dubai put on a dazzling show of laser lights, water-borne acrobatics and even fireworks to celebrate the official opening of the long-awaited Dubai Water Canal, inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

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  • 12 Great Student Hang Outs in Dubai

    12 Great Student Hang Outs in Dubai

    Life as a student in Dubai can be tough at times; with a legal drinking age of 21, those youngsters out there are somewhat limited in terms of where they can go, and what they can do. Nevertheless, this is Dubai, and to say there's nothing to do for students to enjoy would be a complete fib. So here's 12 of our favourite hang-out spots that we recommend...

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  • 11 Emotions You Feel When it's Winter in Dubai

    11 Emotions You Feel When it's Winter in Dubai

    Every year, everyone living in Dubai looks forward to the cooler months. Mainly because during the summer, it's far too uncomfortable to venture out and we're confined to our homes watching boxsets back-to-back. When the weather begins to cool, however, we all must readjust to life on the outside... No longer are we terrified to take a short walk to our nearby wall, or have to wear oven gloves while driving.

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  • Your Dubai Metro Commute Just Got Easier

    Your Dubai Metro Commute Just Got Easier

    Do you commute on a daily basis using Dubai's metro services? Well, now your journey will be a whole lot easier... And a little less crammed! Thanks to changes to the peak-hour journeys on all of Dubai Metro's lines, you'll begin and end your working day with less elbows in your side, or stranger's stepping on your toes. Afer all, nobody enjoys being squashed into a carriage, after all. And it's not the best way to begin your working day.

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  • 10 Ways Dubai Has Changed in 10 Years

    10 Ways Dubai Has Changed in 10 Years

    When we think of Dubai, there's no denying we're all inspired by the rapid developments and achievements the emirate has made in such a short space of time. But how, and why?

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  • Rules to Follow at Dubai's Open Beaches

    Rules to Follow at Dubai's Open Beaches

    With the subdued temperatures in the later months of the year, many of us may be attracted to a cool, evening paddle. But before you do, you might want to think twice. There are rules and guidelines that visitors to Dubai's open beaches are expected to follow, here's the low-down on what you need to know...

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  • 13 Weird and Wonderful World Records in Dubai

    From the tallest building in the world, to the highest restaurant from ground level to the largest fountains in the world… There’s many “world’s greatest” that we’re familiar with as residents and visitors to Dubai. While the biggies are great to observe with great admiration, there are some things Dubai also holds a record for that aren’t exactly what you’d expect. Here are the 13 weird and wonderful World Records in Dubai.

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  • 15 Favourite Curry Houses in Dubai

    What is it that makes curries in Dubai so great? Perhaps it's our large population of varied cultures and nationalities, and nearness to South Asian countries. We've hand-picked fifteen of our favourite curry houses that the EW team love to visit, and we recommend you do too!

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  • Top Tips for Women New to Dubai

    Top Tips for Women New to Dubai

    There’s always some tribal knowledge that comes with living in a new place. Emma Bennett shares her top tips on how to cope with the transition of becoming and expat and how to cope as a new expat in Dubai.

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  • 5 Family-Friendly Brunches in Dubai

    5 Family-Friendly Brunches in Dubai

    We've handpicked five of our favourite family-friendly brunches for you to enjoy with your family this weekend... Enjoy!

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  • 3 New Must-Visit Dubai Attractions

    3 New Must-Visit Dubai Attractions

    With your weekends or time off, take the perfect chance to explore all the great, new things that have opened in Dubai this year!

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  • See the Best of Dubai with AED 50

    See the Best of Dubai with AED 50

    We all know that Dubai is a luxury city, but did you know that there are plenty of things to do here that involve little to no money? Nevermind the fancy dinners and brunches, get to know the city and the culture by heading down to Old Dubai. Not only is it cheaper, it also carries history and heritage that dates back to hundreds of years.

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  • 12 Must-Follow Dubai Instagram Accounts

    12 Must-Follow Dubai Instagram Accounts

    With Dubai being one of the most Instagrammable places in the world (yes, we believe that it definitely is), there's no doubt hundreds and thousands, if not millions of snaps of our beautiful emirate shared on the network.

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  • 6 Must-Do UAE Road Trips

    6 Must-Do UAE Road Trips

    Living in the UAE, we're not short of things to do to fill our weekends and holidays! But sometimes, distance, price and practicality gets in the way leaving us trailing the malls or eating out at our local food haunt. So if you're eager to get out for the day or full weekend, here are some great ideas that won't break your bank, and that you can enjoy as a family together!

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  • Top Trips from Dubai in Under 5 Hours

    Top Trips from Dubai in Under 5 Hours

    There are so many people who want to get away for a long weekend, or for a mini break. The usual spots for a weekend away are Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Ras Al Khaima and other places in the region. What if you took a couple of extra days and went to see one of these amazing places that are just five hours or less from Dubai.

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  • 5 Reasons Why the UAE is a Top Expat Destination

    5 Reasons Why the UAE is a Top Expat Destination

    Following recent research into where UK residents are seeking to make their new homes, we have of course taken a look and gathered the reasons at why it isn't exactly surprising that the United Arab Emirates came third.

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  • Plans to Clear Up Dubai Rumours

    Plans to Clear Up Dubai Rumours

    Have you recently heard a rumour about something in Dubai? Now there's a way you can quickly clear it up! As always with rumours, they're often turned out to be untrue, and so Dubai Municipality are stepping in to ensure rumours are eradicated in a timely and respectful manner.

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  • Why Dubai is the Perfect Instagram Spot

    Why Dubai is the Perfect Instagram Spot

    Anyone following #MyDubai on the social media platform will quickly realise just how true our statement is; it always comes down to the bigger, the better in our beloved sandpit, and there's plenty to capture on your smartphone to share with friends and family.

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  • Dubai Lessons You Learn the Hard Way

    Dubai Lessons You Learn the Hard Way

    It's no secret that we all do things we end up regretting - we're human, after all. With life comes life lessons that we all must endeavour to learn from.

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  • 10 Images that Perfectly Sum Up Dubai's Summer

    10 Images that Perfectly Sum Up Dubai's Summer

    We're all pretty much uncomfortable for at least seven months of the year here in the sandpit. So we've scoured the Internet for some of the best memes that truly sum up what life is like during summer here. Enjoy!

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  • 20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

    20 Things You Only Experience in Dubai

    We've come up with twenty fun things you only experience in Dubai... Enjoy! Whether you're an expatriate living here, or a tourist visiting, here are twenty things you will no doubt only experience while here in the Emirate.
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  • 10 Interesting Facts About Sharjah

    10 Interesting Facts About Sharjah

    Many of us only know Sharjah as it being "beyond Dubai International Airport", or the place you cut through to get to the beach and snorkelling resorts at Fujairah, which is a shame really, as there's lots of interesting things to learn about Sharjah and its history.

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  • A Guide to the Dubai World Cup

    A Guide to the Dubai World Cup

    The Dubai World Cup is one of our favourite Dubai events: fashion, a great day out and wonderful horse racing to watch! We've got the ultimate survival guide to the main event, from the sport, to the fashions to the history! We hope you have a lovely time if you're heading there.

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  • ExpatWoman Signature Events

    ExpatWoman Signature Events

    In 2013 we introduced the Yummy Mummy Show which was a complete success. Our established seasonal events include the Festive Family Fair, Education Fair, Living in Dubai plus so many more fabulous events.

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  • Where to Watch Your Football Team this Season

    Where to Watch Your Football Team this Season

    Don't miss your favorite teams and exciting matches! Take a look at our extensive guide on where to watch your favorite football matches in Dubai! We are listing some Dubai sports bars where you can watch your favorite sports, teams and matches while you enjoy drinks and nibbles with friends.

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  • The Best Ladies Nights in Dubai

    The Best Ladies Nights in Dubai

    Ladies night is a perfect excuse to round up your girl friends, take a load off and dress up for a night out of town for some drinks and dancing. Maybe you just want to get-together with your close friends and catch up on life, anything goes! Dubai is one of the best places to go on ladies night because of the fantastic free drinks and ambiance. It works for both ways too-- free drinks for the ladies, a fun night out and for the men it's more opportunities to meet someone!

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  • ExpatWoman Coffee Mornings

    ExpatWoman Coffee Mornings

    We've been assisting women to make friends for the last 11 years and our coffee mornings are the perfect, safe place to do this. Choose from one of our coffee mornings per week which you'll find in popular spots accross Dubai as well as 2 Mums & Tots groups and 2 Bumps & Babes groups and a Boddlers group - so there really is something for everyone.

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  • IPL - Indian Premier League

    IPL - Indian Premier League

    The Indian Premier League, which is also known as IPL, is a Twenty /20 cricket tournament that started in 2008. IPL is hugely popular and is the most-watched Twenty20 cricket league in the world. The tournament’s brand value was estimated to be around US$3 billion (AED11 billion) in 2013 making it a commercial success. In 2010, the IPL became the very first sporting event to be broadcast live on YouTube. Sponsored by Pepsi, there are eight clubs competing in the latest season that usually runs between April and June.

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  • Bluewater Island

    New Tourist Attractions

    There are so many new projects that will be launching this year or next in Dubai and we’re so excited about them… new places for residents to go, take visitors to and to entertain the tourists. Here we take a closer look at our top ten new and up and coming tourist attractions.

    See them here
  • Dubai's Top 10 Annual Events

    Dubai's Top 10 Annual Events

    Dubai has some amazing annual world class events and here we take a closer look at each one. These are all on Dubai resident's list of must do's throughout the year. We all have our favourites and love getting dressed up or down event dependant. From rugby matches to horse racing and everything in between- handy for when you're planning your overseas visitors as well- they are a great spectacle for all! See if you can try and get along to most of them- you won't regret it- great times and a great atmosphere!

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Still looking for fun things to do?


  • Just for Fun!

    Just for Fun!

    Here at ExpatWoman, we understand the need to take a break for a few minutes from your work, chores or errands. So why not sit back, relax and entertain yourself with our just for fun guide!

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  • #ExpatWoman

    #ExpatWoman

    We're constantly growing and expanding here at ExpatWoman and we really want to keep in touch with our members and followers. #ExpatWoman on social media to show us what you're up to!

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