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02 December, 2002

Guide to UAE blogs


Adventures In Dubai -
Author: keefieboy, male UK expat, Dubai (from September 2004)
Keefieboy, a "forty-something" web designer has lived in Dubai for the past decade. He posts often humourous updates about news and happenings in Dubai.

An Emirati's Thoughts -
Author: Emirati, male UAE national, Abu Dhabi (from June 2005)
After living abroad for several years, Emirati is now back in the UAE capital. He posts life and issues in the UAE, with his own insights and perspective as a local. He is also very well versed in military affairs.

Bss & Brn in Al Ain -
Authors: Brn and Bss, American expats, Al Ain (from April 2005)
The blog is a description of Brn's and Bss's move to and life in Al Ain, where Brn works at the UAE University. Updates contain interesting expat experience and perspective of a very different land.

Dubai Consumer Mirror -
Author: moryati, male Syrian expat, Dubai (from September 2005)
Moryati keeps a particularly close eye on the UAE's media scene, with general Dubai insight and insider info.

Grapeshisha -
Author: grapeshisha, Dubai (from February 2006)
Grapeshisha started out as a highly informative, insider info newsletter, and has since expanded into a full website and very interesting blog.

Secret Dubai diary -
Author: secretdubai, female UK expat, Dubai (from December 2002)
Intrigue and adventure in the United Arab Emirates.

The Emirates Economist -
Author: John B Chilton, American expat, Sharjah (from January 2005)
John B Chilton, an American academic and economist working in Sharjah, posts daily links to news articles and economic information about the UAE, as well as regional affairs.

UAE community blog -
Author: various, UAE (from August 2005)
UAE community blog is a forum to unite web diarists, post about UAE blogging and new UAE blogs, and general amusing and frustrating issues of UAE life.


Al Ain Taxi -
Author: Al Ain Taxi, Al Ain (from November 2005)
Al Ain Taxi certainly gets around, as his blog promises, with regular news and gossip from the UAE's Oasis city.

Blogging from the UAE -
Author: Ike, male Filipino expat, Dubai (from June 2005)
Ike posts a range of news about the UAE and elsewhere.

Dubai's Drama Queen -
Author: Snow White, female UK expat, Dubai (from June 2005)
Snow White posts updates about Dubai gossip, leisure and social life. -
Authors: Crystal and Magnus, expats, Al Ain (from August 2005)
Crystal and Magnus share their experience of moving to the UAE.

Jenny Foreigner -
Author: jenny foreigner, female UAE expat, Dubai (from December 2005)
Jenny - tagline Dubaimania - addresses the lead issues of the day, with a focus on local politics.

Life in Dubai -
Author: seabee, male Australian expat, Dubai (from January 2006)
Returning to Dubai after a gap of twenty years, seabee, who works in marketing, is pretty upset with the state of the traffic...

M and J Adventures -
Author: NZM, expat, Dubai (from November 2005)
NZM is loving La Vida Loca in Dubai, but escapes regularly to the mountains, bringing back stunning photos.

One Big Construction Site -
Author: samurai sam, Dubai (from August 2005)
Samurai sam, the comedy graphics king of UAE blogging, tells it how it is. Having been here since birth nearly, he should know.

The Desert Weasel -
Author: Desert_Weasel, male expat, Dubai (from August 2005)
Desert_Weasel, a forties expat since 1999, muses on the UAE, leaving few stones unturned.

The Dubai Chronicles -
Author: Jeff Vergara, male Filipino expat, Dubai (from June 2004)
The saga of Jeff Vergara living in the City of Gold. Jeff's photos are superb.

The Secret Blog of Arabia -
Authors: A Yahya, Ali Mehdi, male Emirati and Omani, Abu Dhabi (from July 2005)
A change of teams brings added Omani flavour to secretarabian, continuing its valuable cross-cultural insight.

Underground Dubai -
Author: Axonsax, Dubai (from February 2006)
News, views and comments From The City of Gold.

White Sun of the Desert -
Author: Tim Newman, male UK expat, Dubai (from September 2005)
Tim provides some aggressive commentary on the UAE and the wider region.

Yin Shui Si Yuan -
Author: Waterboy, male expat, Dubai (from May 2005)
Waterboy covers many political and financial issues in the UAE, interspersed with sharp and very wise insight.

Bewildered Expat -
Author: Dhabi Dabbler, UK expat, Abu Dhabi (from January 2005)
Dhabi Dabbler, an engineer, posts about life in the capital.

Desert Idleness -
Author: Desert Blogger, expat, Dubai (from July 2005)
Desert Blogger details some of the quirkiest Dubai stories.

Dubai Media Observer -
Author: Dubai Media Observer, expat, UAE (from January 2006)
A critical view of the UAE's media industry, covering media, marketing and advertising.

Oasis Dubai -
Author: black feline, Singaporean expat, Dubai (from May 2005)
Black feline has many observations and interesting photos from Dubai.

Phantasmagoria -
Author: Al Mulhama, female Iraqi expat, Dubai (from December 2003)
The thoughts of Al Mulhama, giving an Arab expat perspective.

Random Fact Collector -
Author: dubaiwalla, male Indian expat, Dubai (from August 2005)
Dubaiwalla writes about general life in the Emirates.

Red Pen -
Author: Red Pen, female American expat, Dubai (from January 2004)
Red Pen, a writer and editor, provides anecdotes on Dubai.

westmeetseast -
Author: LizzieD, female US expat, Dubai (from April 2005)
LizzieD, a US journalist formerly in Cairo, gives hard-hitting insight.

[last updated Thursday 16 March 2006]


Blogger Your Man in Dubai said...

Pretty accurate, posts maybe a bit less frequent when I get home as I haven't got a web connection yet. Been in the field since moving to DXB!

09 July, 2005 12:52  
Blogger Brn said...

I would say mine is accurate too, though I keep trying to get Bss to post too. She claims she might post some about her view once she gets here next month.

09 July, 2005 13:47  
Blogger Catamaran Cameraman said...

Maybe you could change that to:

Dubaiwalla often writes about life in the Emirates.

09 July, 2005 22:36  
Blogger desertblog said...

I have just joined the ranks of bloggers in Dubai, and hope my stay will be long!

16 July, 2005 13:00  
Blogger Storm said...

26 July, 2005 20:59  
Blogger Desert_Weasel said...

Just kicked this off, maybe give it a week or two to see if I get bored

08 August, 2005 18:49  
Blogger No Secrets said...

A homage to Secret Dubai Diary and a couple of thing I want to say candidly haven't spilled out any secrets yet on the site but I'm looking and Í'm on the trails of a couple good one's ..

Just saying some thing or another about Dubbay .. as I understand it should be Pronouced .. Been here for 8 months and started Blogging once Etisalat Banned our beloved SD Diary .. Oh and ANYWAYZ .. just something I like to say to give a hint to some who I really am ;>

11 August, 2005 17:26  
Blogger Dubai Paddy said...

Former luddite turns web blogger, interesting!

13 August, 2005 13:57  
Blogger nibaq said...

Glad to have found this. I have been wondering where the UAE blogs have been hiding. Thanks for this list and the aggreator for it, it will be a great way to keep up what goes on in the UAE.

You can check what is going on in Kuwait via and our aggregator Safat.

I found your site, and the list via The Muscatis.

13 August, 2005 19:42  
Blogger samuraisam said...

just began blogging (tried unsuccessfully many times before), hopefully i'll be able to keep it regular with ridicule of things that happen in dubai.

26 August, 2005 00:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And for us TypePad bloggers: We always have opinions on the dustbowl full of pha**ic symbols. Oh wait, sorry...I was suppose to keep it censored for the mixed audience.

31 August, 2005 18:43  
Blogger The Devil's Advocate said...

Just started. Mostly social commentary.

12 September, 2005 09:15  
Blogger Dirty Dan said...

UK Expat in Dubai. Mainly liverpool football stuff

01 October, 2005 11:50  
Blogger YAB said...

Glad I found this... we just started blogging 2 months ago.. we are 7 bloggers in dubai, from 5 different countries and we write about different topics from technology, finance, music and to everything we come across.. :)

I hope you like our blog..

23 October, 2005 20:37  
Blogger algergawi said...

hi.. i was just forwarded this by a friend. I have been bloggin for a little over a year but been quite distant to blogging revolution in dubai.. thought I should make a belated local appearance and join my fellow dubaian bloggers.


29 October, 2005 21:07  
Blogger moryarti said...

SD - any chances of my humble blog being on this list? :)

18 November, 2005 20:22  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Sure - I have been really lame and lazy at updating this list sorry, as it's not the one-quick-click to add it to Blogroll! I'll try to do it soon.

18 November, 2005 21:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pakistani expat from Azad Kashmir, born in Al-Ain, raised in Sharjah, educated in Lahore, working in Dubai, trying to make a career in logistics, and blogging about none or all of the above with the same end result!

08 January, 2006 21:38  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking in Metaphors - A alternative UAE blog.

25 January, 2006 22:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking in Metaphors - An alternative UAE blog

25 January, 2006 22:31  
Blogger Farrukh Naeem said...

Farrukh Naeem, an awardwinning copywriter and journalist writes about the writing scene in Dubai and the UAEWho Wrote That?

22 February, 2006 16:51  
Blogger Axonsax said...

hope you have time to check out my new offering at

where I aim to pass irreverent comment on all things Dubai.

The first post today sets the tone...........

26 February, 2006 16:46  
Blogger still trying... said...

if you get time do see

27 February, 2006 09:02  
Blogger grapeshisha said...

Thanks for the plug....AGAIN! YOu give me more credit than I am due.

16 March, 2006 12:42  
Blogger One Nine Seven One said...

wow..just read the description for the first time, nice and thanx :-)

07 May, 2006 16:20  
Blogger Dubai Dude. said...

Do You Sing?. Now here is the time to "Sing your heart out" at , the dotcom will feature and showcase your talent for an " Online Singing Contest". The entry for the first 20 singers is free, launching in June-06, so hurry only 14 spots left. Find out more here

08 May, 2006 10:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Web dev/design in dubai? Media, Branding, Advertising, and technology? Anyone? How about a podcast on the matters of web and media in Dubai/UAE/ME?

Here's the blog:

14 June, 2006 05:58  
Blogger Magnus Nystedt said...

All things Apple, Mac, and iPod in the UAE, including an attempt at keeping track of the best prices at

19 June, 2006 20:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

first, my apologies to "your man in dubai", i didnt mean to plagiarise your name for my blog, i learned about your existance a while after i started my "your man in al ain" blog.

but then again I hope in a country where one can see a Lagerfeld fashion store run by two Indians in the middle of Dubai, I hope you can forgive some unintended plagiarism...

01 September, 2006 23:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said... This is a great site, no wonder people hate royalty in Nepal, it is murderous, and think of all the kids dying of scumbags ignoring their pain in uae the land of the uncaring evil millionaires (child camel jockeys)

01 September, 2006 23:48  
Blogger benpiper said...

Hi Folks,

I am an architect from London - just arrived in Al Ain.

Any body interested in haning out sharing experiences.

Drop me a line!

(new to the blogger thing my appolgies if this is an inapropriate posting).


05 September, 2006 18:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out this fantastic Ramadan website that Nestle did!

You can light a virtual lantern & help the less fortunate this Ramadan!!

Site URL:

05 October, 2006 14:41  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

here's a new one!! arriving Jan 07

02 December, 2006 20:23  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And here is a new one in Dubai, proudly presenting MAZENVILLE:



04 June, 2007 22:48  
Blogger closet queen said...

newbie to blogging in dubai..a returning dubaian..will be posting some interesting stuff soon..


12 June, 2007 17:05  
Blogger Assistant Editor said...

Hi All,
I am a serious blogger.

Best Regards

22 June, 2007 02:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

expat in dubai... UAE you will need this to eperience the net undisturbed :)

15 August, 2007 18:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Find what you need in Dubai

Just click

20 September, 2007 15:37  
Blogger Owner the Site said...

I need yours opnion in my two blogs

04 November, 2007 15:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


10 December, 2007 11:50  
Blogger Frances Gunnison said...

Any chance you could add my blog to your list?
It's called "Flowers in the Sand, Abu Dhabi" ( Eighteen months ago, I moved from a small town in New Hampshire, U.S., to Abu Dhabi with my husband and 6 children.

10 December, 2007 20:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have just joined the ranks of bloggers in Dubai, and hope my stay will be long!

I Joined secret dubai but didint receive any messages from the blog
can any body till me why ?

27 February, 2008 10:58  
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23 March, 2008 15:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it is not secret, it is open dairy :)

31 March, 2008 07:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

09 July, 2008 11:01  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The National has a great article on this today. Click here

09 July, 2008 11:03  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I need you help.
Once again Rotsheld risks to wake up tied without paints, his children robbed poisoned and they would even be forced to prove that they are his children. Who is that freak? Where is my own father and where is his property and finances? I was treated in a very similair way. I also was robbed, forced to be at line of poorness. One and the same scheme was used. Is my own father so bad man? Or someone owed him very much? May be many people became trustees of my inherited assets, and yet used to think my inheritage theres? Where is my own father? And where are his assets and money? For such a complex operation with my finances they must have had someone's help and support. Who helped them? Who devided and took my money?

I am the daughter of the man,whose face is identical to Joann Paul II. In Italy he is known as Tata Giovanni (Father Giovanni) .He lived in Rome and worked in the USA. I lived with adopting family in Yekaterinburg in the place of killing Royal Romanov family. Why? Who from my own family is a queen? My own grandmother? Or what does it means? Address was Moskowskaya street 9-31. In Moskovskaya street 9-20 lives Hussein family with daughter Aleksandra. My real name is Anna-Kristina-Aleksandra. What does it means? Who fined that information?Who really have aggression against Muslims countries and against Iraq and Hussein? I know that my own grandfather Naum was Muslims friend. And when he invest his money in Russia he took gold as financial guarantee. May be in Iraq and near Hussein my enemies searching that gold? I know that everything my relatives had they left as inheritage to me. I need to find, who has management of it in his hands, and which is the state of property and assets. I don,t know how my identity could be hidden, because I have unique right leg, which was disfigured from birth. This is my unique sign, nobody could be mistaken normally in my identification. Business of my own grandfather was oil and gas, casino and hotels of Las-Vegas. Own father too. During 10 years I was under strong financial pressing. And lived with my younger son for 60 dollars per month. Who became a manager and do that? Since October of 2001 till 2007 all the force of repressing machine was put on us. I have savage fascism in Lithuania in my own flat and in my own life and life of my son. We came out of there on our four. We have total control. Causes - multi billion assets in-heritage from my own relatives. Since 1993 year I was pressed financially at first, I lives with my son and we have 60-100$ for month. And even it is well known that a person is dead without money, my attackers didn’t stop - since 2001 year I had seven savage attacks on me on a territory of Lithuania - was poisoned with HCl, toxicoids,I was systematically trivially beaten, I had a traffic accident - was hit by a car on the pedestrians on green light for me, poisoned with hallucinogens and with my son pushed out to bogs in winter, where we have spent 3 nights. Those attacks started 3 weeks after twin-towers in the USA were ruined. They were ruined in 11.09.2001. I was born in 11.06 - month of twins-Gemini. More, the only citizen of Lithuania died in that crush, who was constantly living and working in the USA in twin-towers Jelena-Helen Gavriushina-Melnichenko - her mother was director of the school my children got education. Director of the school Gavriushina was born 6th of June. I have a friend in my childhood. Vladimir Vladimirovich Gaper. He was born 6th of June. Who is that friend? Everybody knows one Vladimir Vladimirovich, but he wasn’t born at the 6th of June. Putin is a friend of Kerkorian? Who is that my friend born 6th of June? I found that one. In the USA in Las Vegas. Kerkor Kerkorian. After reading his biography I saw that his owned MGM hotel, casino blown 21.11.1980. Interesting, that all those digits are digits of mine and my children’s dates of birth. More, even ID’s are the same. That friend was my own father’s and own grandfather’s manager? Why then the property wasn’t returned to me? Interesting that Bill Clinton had a nickname fly. After exact translating to Russian this mean to fly - as a pilot, a flyer. Manager was a pilot, a flyer. Why Bill Clinton, you ask?If bill - is billion, who clean’t billions then? Do you remember what is Bill Clinton wife’s name? Hillary Clinton. What is hillary clinton? Hi-Larry-Cleaner. Hello, Larisa who got in fly and cleaned… understand, yes? Monica Lewinski came into cabinet in White House at 28 of february 1997. Adopting family’s son Sergey Lopatinskiy was born 28 of February. Who knows what does it mean? In 10 June of 2006 in Diana,s Spencer family house resident of Russian special services Aleksandr Lebedev organized a meeting to memorize death of Raisa Gorbacheva. Michail,s Gorbachev wife died 20 09 1999. But 11.06.2006 I celebrated my 50 anniversary. It means all the strange recollecting organized just before my birthday. Why? How it is connected with the fact that 9 months before Raisa Gorbacheva died, 20.12.1998 died Jevgenij Bondarenko-son of Natalia Bondarenko who became also Lopatinska,ja after getting married with my adopting brother. It is she who is used to get my money without me to agree nor accept. Who helped her? Bush, Primakov visiting Lithuania they organized “accidental” meetings with me and my son. First used his security officers, second by himself. 11.03.2008 Poland visited Hosni Said Mubarak. 14.03.2008 we were proposed to leave Poland. We were getting by auto-stop in Italy. As well as we arrived to Italy, to Italy came Putin, who visited Poland and came to Berlusconi.Some years ago Berlusconi became Prime Minister 11.06.2001.In my birthday. What does it means? They have my money and business? They robbed me? They were so poor that needed my finances and my incomes? We live with son at street wearing some floor clothes. Was my father such a bad person? Is he blackmailed in such a way? Where is he now? Multiple applying to Silvio Berlusconi does nothing. What could be this person whom in my childhood I know as Silvia in Italy - my “mother” with wig and with man,s cigarettes, and which I must find if I need a defense and help? I know that part of finances former soviet agents transferred to someone in England. Queen Elizabeth and her husband visited to Lithuania (16.10.2006-18.10.2006)Jan Paul II became Pope in Rome 16.10.78. What Elizabeth and her husband need from me? After theres visit 21.10.2006 Hubertas Grusnys was killed, he was owner of radio stations and Lithuanian millionaire, whose radio Lietus a week before told about poisoning with toxicoids me and my son in our flat. In Lithuania for my financing and living my own father gave 10% shares of AO LUKOIL company to the oil company AB MAZEIKU NAFTA. For my financing in Lithuania responsible A.Brazauskas, B.Lubys (as everybody know Mr. Lubys is a friend of Mr. Nazarbajev), G.Chapanidze, V.Shkil. Mr. G.Chapanidze is in jail since 1996-1997. I was not financed at all. And didn,t ask nobody to sale or to present my finances or shares to anybody. I know that there are most of assets, which didn’t get in hands of those who robbed me. May be Mr. Alekperov knows what does it mean? In 19.8.1995 in Omsk died someone Ivan (Jan,Giovanni, Ioann) Lickevich. Do you know what does Lickevich means in polish? This is translated as calculate. What and whom calculated Lickevich?Ivan Lickevich was the director of the Omsk oil rafinery. In 3.7.2000 died with his son Gediminas Kesus.They are killed both. Gediminas Kesus was the director of the Mazeiku oil rafinery.When he was killed in Lithuanian newspapers was published information – some documents Gediminas Kesus put into some England bank. What the documents it was? Who started to kill the directors of oil rafineries and started putting the money into his own pockets? My money.In such way Lukoil go for another hands.Rats hands.
Another savage attack against me began 20.10.2002 – 23.10.2002. In 23.10.2002 - 26.10.2002 there was Nord-Ost in Moscow. My son and I had the same diagnosis as victims of Nord-Ost. Who do it? I have personal individual characteristic by which I can be easily identified - my right leg was disfigured while my mother was pregnant, and I was born with unique diagnosis. After many specific medical operations, my leg became passport, which couldn,t be forged. I demand to change my managers and carers, and I look for a country which could accept me and defend me.

17 July, 2008 12:50  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great list!

10 November, 2008 16:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good list. Thanks mang

15 February, 2009 23:53  
Anonymous iulia al abbas said...

You may wish to add my own blog to the list above:


25 August, 2010 14:34  
Anonymous Message in a Bottle said...

Great and informative site you got here. Cheers and more power always!

20 September, 2010 14:36  

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