ABOUT ME

Hi there! I’m Tani De Gregorio. The one behind this little blog. ‘Our big Dubai adventure’ started about three years ago when I quit my job in a multinational in Switzerland to follow my husband to sunny Dubai where we are living now with our two little munchkins, Luca (3) and Maëva (nearly 2).

This blog is not about the glamorous life of an expat wife. There’s just too many baby wipes and too few high heels in my life for that.

Instead, it’s about our daily adventures in the sandpit. About motherhood away from home. It’s about the kids. About fun things for them to do. Things you might not have heard of otherwise. It’s about workshops. And cool places to explore. In this amazing city we call home. At least for a little while…

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Namra
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Namra

I will be in Dubai. Husband has work on christmas and i will be 31 weeks pregnant with previous history of pre term labour with my 2 year baby. So wont have any such plans :/

Jananey Jayaratnarajah
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Jananey Jayaratnarajah

This year is the first Christmas for my Daughter Vyshnavi…it would have been celebrated in a much more grand celebration but very sadly & most unexpectedly lost my dear mother 4 months ago when she came to visit us in Dubai. So we plan to Celebrate Christmas with an Elder’s home in Sri Lanka in thoughts and invoke their blessings for my daughter. Her first step towards experiencing the true spirit of Christmas. Merry Christmas ??

Katia Merheb
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Katia Merheb

In Lebanon with our terrible two (daughter and son). We just can’t wait!!
We’re crossing fingers for a White Christmas

Safia ali
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Safia ali

It will be in dubai, some shopping with family and visiting friends

Nazly
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Nazly

It looks like we’re spending it in Dubai. Would love to have a photo shoot since the last (and only!) One we’ve ever done was when our baby was 2 weeks old. He”s turning 9 months thus week smile

Priya Ramamoorthy
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Priya Ramamoorthy

My favourite time of the year is upon us! smile We are spending Christmas at home here in our lovely Dubai…with the cooler weather coupled with all the Christmas fairs and bazaars around the city…why be anywhere else? To kick start the festivities we are throwing a Christmas party for our 3 children and their friends this weekend; so I have been busy transforming our living room into a Winter Wonderland. It would be the perfect setting for a family shoot. smile

Maryna
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Maryna

I planing to fly and celebrate Christmas in Ukraine, now there is snow , my parents has bisade home real Christmas tree. For my daughter it’s will be first Xmas, she is 3 month and half.
My mom very professional chef, will make testy food as always on Christmas dinner

Abigail
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Staying in Dubai for Christmas because we have so many new places to check out!

Daria
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Daria

Loving your photos taken by Racha! So natural and full of emotions? We are waiting for our Christmas present baby girl to arrive around 20th of December and join Saya, her 2.5 years old sister in celebrating this year? My mum is also coming and it will be her very first Christmas outside her home country ever! We would love to be able to make it even more special with a family shoot. She is like your parents, always asking for new photos? I already got Christmas dresses for two little ones, missing only a photographer?

Vandana Nair
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Vandana Nair

We will be celebrating Christmas is Dubai this year. The weather is amazing and we are planning to decorate our house with Christmas trees, lights and much more. We would love to win the shoot which will be a great Christmas gift for the whole family.

ranyabeauty
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This Christmas is special for me as this year we will be celebrating with our second baby girl who will turn 4 months old while my elder doll turns 30 months old! Having an infant and a toddler is surely like a rollercoaster ride but at the end of the day, its totally worth it!

Ayesha Adeel
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Ayesha Adeel
I belong to a Muslim family so we don’t really do much at home but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying this beautiful and festive occasion with our friends that come from different parts of the world. We’ve already started since last week and celebrated with my daughters girl guides since the kids will be off for Christmas and won’t be able to see eachother. A whole lot of other fun parties and activities are lined up including secret santa which happens to be my girls favourite. Christmas and Eid is that time of the year when we feel so… Read more »
Hi! I'm Zeyna!
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Though we don’t celebrate Christmas, we will be spending the holidays with family in India this year. It’s Baby Z’s first trip there, so very much excited/nervous!

Also, my mum totally shares pictures of her grandson at work and to the neighbours too! hahaha!

mayabelloum
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Hi tani , here also we adooore playing family games with our little ylian ( 3 years old ) the ones that he likes the most are haba games wich are suitable for little ones and for all the family . There are just amazing you can check here https://www.haba.de/fr_DE/jouets/jeux-livres/jeux-pour-enfants/c/opqzz7

mayabelloum
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We will go to Algeria our country to sepend christmas holidays with our family and friends there ???? we are so excited and we wait the 16 of december with big excitation especially my big boy of 3 years old ? . Its a surprise so nobady knows that we re coming ? And my littele princess of almost 4 months will see his ant and his oncle for the first time ?

onegeekofaparent
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It’s so lovely here this time of the year, why go anywhere else? Dubai it is.

Magaly
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Magaly

We will be spending Christmas the 3 of us for the first time ! Dont know if we will stay in Dubai or if we will do a little escape somewhere near yet.
Gros bisous ?
Magaly

Bhavisha
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Bhavisha

We plan to celebrate this Christmas in Dubai with our beautiful daughter. This Christmas will be very special as it’s our first, as a family of three. We will enjoy a special home cooked meal with our family and friends smile

Nisha James
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Nisha James

We will be spending our Christmas in Dubai, just 4 of us.Glad my husband will not be traveling the Christmas week / day ( which was the situation past couple of years).So really looking forward to a family/ friends festive time.

Lil One Of The Ashes
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We honestly still haven’t made plans for Christmas this year, though it will be quite different as it’s our first Christmas with a new addition – our soon to be 7-month old little girl smile Thinking to stay put in Dubai and chill, or maybe book a last-min flight to somewhere cold for a white christmas. Whatever it is – it will be nice – as it will be with family, plus it will be our little girl’s first Christmas. I can’t wait smile

Franziska
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Franziska

It’s our first Christmas in Dubai and for our baby boy as well. Very exited to create memories and see how he will grasp some things about christmas at 11 month. Santa Claus is coming on the eve of the 24th December like in our german tradition! Frohe Weihnachten!

Neha Katiyar
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Neha Katiyar

Spending our 18 days Christmas and new year holidays at Bali, Siem Reap and Hanoi with our 2 year old. Nervous and excited as well for such a long trip with our little one for the first time. We have agreed to give our kiddo a fun, memorable and adventure filled life, which I think have started for him smile

Hayley Hultum
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Hayley Hultum

Celebrating our first Christmas for our second baby in Abu Dhabi for a couple of nights ??

JewelBox
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This year will be the first year that my baby girl will be able to participate in the festivities. Last year she was a little to small to realise what was happening. This year to make it extra special we will surprise her every day until Christmas with some plushes, some handmade gifts and some lego figurines. Also plenty of Christmas tunes to dance to and homemade gingerbread to snack on. Christmas Day it’s opening presents followed by a family brunch. It’s hard to celebrate Christmas away from the folks, the siblings and friends but I also realise it’s a… Read more »
Monica Jain
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Monica Jain

Our family of four (Nikhil 5 and Riya 2) just moved to Dubai this summer, so this will be our first holiday season away from our extended family in the US. If we can’t be with our family, what better way to celebrate than to travel? We’ll be spending Christmas in Bali and coming back to Dubai to ring in the new year!

Arwa Doriwala
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Hi Tani! We’re ringing in Christmas this year with a pretty little pink addition to our family and is hence special as it is going to be our first as parents. With a newborn in tow as you know -each day is a learning experience and we’re looking forward to tons of new mistakes and Lessons and achievements in the year to come. Would love to win a photo shoot as friends and family back home are dying to have a sneak peek into our new journey.

Tarana
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Tarana

Followed! We’ll be taking in the festive sights of Dubai this year smile

Christina Geahchan
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Christina Geahchan
Moved to Dubai this year with our two young children and so this is our first christmas away from home and all the family. We are begging one set of grandparents to make the trip for Christmas and New year, but the plan so far is a lovely eve at home with a nice cosy dinner, wine for the adults ; ) some family games suitable for a 2 year old and then cookies and milk by the tree for Santa before heading to bed! And the real excitement is Christmas morning with the unwrapping of the gifts!!! ( Need… Read more »
Irene Chynoweth
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Irene Chynoweth

Flying back to UK to spend time with family, hoping for a White Christmas ?????

renu
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renu

I will be spending Christmas in Dubai with friends decorating home and munching on to delicious food with friends(they are our family here at second home). Would be delighted to capture some memories with them.

Helena Mathews
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Helena Mathews

It’sgoing to be Dubai this year,already got a live tree and live reed to get the house smelling nice,will start baking next week….

Colette Dafert'
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Colette Dafert'

Christmas this year will be very different from any before and any in the future – we are having a little girl and she could make her debut anyday.. so all our plans are on ice and we got the hospital bags packed and ready – Christmas dinner has been ordered but might become a hospital take out ?
Hoping to win this amazing prize – it would be so amazing to capture our new adventure as a family of 4 ??

Paula Medronho
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We’re celebrating in Dubai, just the 4 of us ?

Jazzydxb@hotmail.com
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Jazzydxb@hotmail.com

Aww…, that’s perfect for me. Absolut a fan from, to have a lot pictures. ? We spend our Christmas in germany. Very traditional, with the whole family. Everyone wants to see little Romeo. And already bought a lot of presents for him. ? Presents will be open in the evening on the 24th. We have a big Christmas tree. For sure, a real one. ?? And for dinner we have Potato salad and sausage/ Bockwurst. ? Very german… ?

mirnachoueiri
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We usually go back to my country for Christmas and celebrate with the family. But this year, we decided to stay in Dubai and celebrate the three of us only! My hubby, Luca and me! Although i miss my family like crazy and Christmas should be spent with all loved ones, we preferred staying here instead of travelling because of the hassle which comes with travelling with a toddler and plus, my hubby will be taking two weeks off (CHRISTMAS MIRACLE), so we have so many things on mind to do with Luca! And, hopefully, a photoshoot? ?

Marjaana
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Marjaana

I’m going to spend Christmas in Dubai & be extra lazy as I am 8 months pregnant smile

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