Queensland floods

Myles was very interested in news of the devastating floods back home in Queensland, and particularly Brisbane – our former city. He was extremely concerned about the whole emergency.  From the various stories we shared with him about it, he particularly liked the story of the tug boat driver who saved the Gateway Bridge from […]

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Virgin Blue joining forces with Etihad

It was only a matter of time before more carriers cottoned on to the massive demand for Australia<->UAE flights. My family have known the demand first-hand, after having a few close encounters with getting bumped from flights due to being on staff tickets. Emirates is obviously our first-choice, and the choice of many more.  But non-employees now […]

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The Wiggles in Dubai – 12 June 2010

The world’s most popular children entertainers, and possibly Australia’s greatest export visited Dubai over the weekend.  They had quite a whirlwind tour performing just three shows over our weekend. I took my two boys on Saturday to watch the final show in a packed Palladium –  just over the road from our place. Unfortunately Murray […]

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Get on board Australia

Australia’s leading consumer advocacy group, Choice, have surveyed Aussie air traveller’s levels of satisfaction, and the results are in. Dang it, Singapore Airlines came out on top for best airline covering the the UK leg, with my employer Emirates taking third place only (URL: http://www.news.com.au/travel/news/australias-favourite-airline-revealed/story-e6frfq80-1225848328840). I’d like to add, British Airways was voted last.  And […]

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An Australian holiday – Oct 2009

After eight months living abroad we finally took our first holiday. On October 17 We headed home to Australia for four full weeks.  Work had been quite hectic leading up to this. My manager is still unsure how I managed to get her approval for this amount of leave.  It was quite simple really, quietly […]

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If you can’t train in Australia, why not bring Australia to Dubai

In a move to hopefully to improve Dubai cricket, the ICC Global Cricket Academy is reproducing a variety of pitch types from the UK, Asian sub-continent and Australia albawaba.com middle east news information::ICC Global Cricket Academy Gets Australian Pitches (17 May 2009) http://www.albawaba.com/en/countries/UAE/245929

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