Why zombies are the absolute pits

There isn’t a nope big enough to convey how much I absolutely hate zombies. Things really turned a corner for me while I watched 28 Days Later* in 2002 – it turned out that some zombies are capable of running. Actually, no, sprinting. Sprinting zombies. Fan-bloody-tastic. I didn’t sleep for a week. There’s very little I’m afraid…

How Dubai celebrated New Year’s Eve 2015

A truckload of fireworks and a devastating fire at the Address Hotel, Downtown Dubai, and Dubai’s residents once again showed solidarity in the face of the tragedy. Getting the fireworks ready was not for the faint hearted! #Dubai #NYE: Behind-the-scenes of #BurjKhalifa fireworks… https://t.co/fLXi8a4imO pic.twitter.com/8TISQVSAhi — Emirates 24|7 (@Emirates247) December 30, 2015     And the…

The sad story of the Arabian Ostrich

Us humans have a lot to answer for when it comes to the extinction of a species. The invention of the gun, amongst other things, has helped us to wipe out a large number of animals across Arabia. The Arabian Ostrich is just one of the previous residents of the Middle East. The Arabian Ostrich…

Why I hate interviewing people in the Middle East

Since moving to the Middle East, I’ve given a lot of interviews. A lot. Compared to the UK workforce, the Middle East is very different. Here you’ll find more than a UK average number of people who have moved jobs frequently, moved countries often or others who’ve taken “career breaks” in their 20s to focus on personal projects and…