A lifestyle and travel blog filled with the wittering, wanderings and photos of a British expat living abroad in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates.


Bunch of weirdos…..must take after their father!

Mother of three, with two birds who flew the nest to attend university back home and have since flown back with their degrees completed and started and manage businesses in the region. Now the third, who went to school in Abu Dhabi, has too spread her wings to study Law at university in the UK. Follow my journey living in the desert through my words, sometime humour, honest reviews, photos and travel experiences. Hear all the latest news from Abu Dhabi, Dubai and beyond, the latest restaurant openings, where to spa, get the best deals, what to see and experience and where to stay.


The two (hairy) birds that flew the nest and have now returned to work inย the UAE.ย 

If you have any questions, queries or feedback I would love to hear from you on my contact page. Freelance writing enquiries can also be made via the contact page or at anexpatabroad@gmail.com (see Press page for previous articles). All reviews are tried, tested and tasted by myself and usually the other half or another family member.

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  1. Hi there Expat Abroad, thank you so much for the follow it is really appreciated – welcome aboard. If you have any suggestion or requests just let me know. Have some good friends from Portugal now leaving out in Abu Dhabi – been there for just under 20 years now- my how time flies. Hope you are having a great time – it sure looks like it. MM ๐Ÿ€

    1. Thanks for your message. Wow thats a long time your friends have lived here, they must have seen a lot of changes. Perhaps they would be interested in reading my blog? Fantastic photography on your site, I have enjoyed what I have seen so far. JB

  2. Hi there and thank you for the follow! I’m looking forward to reading more about your experiences in UAE soon. Take care, Laura xx

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  4. Hello, Jo! I’d like to ask if you’re interested in doing a (series of) product review on your blog?

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  6. Hi Jo, Finally logged onto your blog after a week home. you may remember us from the Naughty Noris restaurant in Bali, last week, what an amazing Restaurant that was. it was so nice to meet you and Dave in Bali on our last nite there. And thankyou for allowing us to share your table. Going to explore more of your blog now. Stay in contact. when u visit Oz down under we can take you around. will stay in touch either email. or facebook not on twitter sorry. hope all the family is well and your home safe n sound from Bali. take Care Lorna & Nicholas & the Sullivan Family xxxx

    1. Hi Lorna

      So glad you got in touch. It was lovely to meet you too and it was our pleasure to share our table. We used your driver Dewa for three days last week so he was very pleased. He gave me Dylan’s Facebook details so I could get in touch with you guys but now I don’t need too ๐Ÿ˜€ We arrived back in Abu Dhabi late last night and I’m frantically trying to start writing my Bali blog posts but keep getting distracted by the piles of washing and sorting through the 1,000 + photos we took!! I definitely have a case of the Bali blues today, such a great place to visit. We will defo stay in touch and let you know if we come to Oz, likewise if you guys are in Abu Dhabi or Dubai please let us know.

      Jo xxx

    1. Hi Diya

      Thank you so much of the nomination, very much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜‰ As soon as I have a spare slot in my schedule I will get around to accepting officially and write a post ;-)) x

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