Archive for Dubai

On the top of Burj Khalifa’s spire

Posted in Dubai with tags on October 3, 2011 by ewansheriff

This amazing video has been taken from the soon to open Burj Khalifa in Dubai, the highest man made point on Earth!


Thinking of Visiting Dubai?

Posted in Dubai with tags , , on August 17, 2011 by ewansheriff

For anyone visiting Dubai anytime soon, there are many informational sites around but for reference here is a link to the official tourism website for the area, so you can be sure that any information on here is 100% accurate.

Official Tourism Dubai

Interesting Dubai resource

Posted in Dubai, General with tags , on May 16, 2011 by ewansheriff

I just wanted to share this interesting blog about Dubai, always worth a regular read!

Dubai related news from Ewan Sheriff

Posted in Dubai with tags , , on March 30, 2011 by ewansheriff

For those of you who are interested in developments in the Middle East, Ewan often posts links to interesting Dubai related news articles on his other blog. This link will take you directly to that archive category on the blog : Dubai news

Dubai at six-year low..

Posted in Dubai, General with tags , on February 27, 2011 by ewansheriff

Some downbeat economic news today..

“Dubai’s index tumbled to a six-year low and Oman saw its largest drop in two years on Monday as widening protests in the sultanate and a steep drop in Saudi stocks a day earlier sparked a sell-off on Gulf markets. Dubai dropped 3.8 per cent to its lowest finish since June 2004. Volumes hit a four-week high and were triple those of Sunday, indicating rising selling pressure..”

Full article (opens in new window)

Legal information for visitors to Dubai

Posted in Dubai with tags , on January 10, 2011 by ewansheriff

Around eight hundred thousand visitors travel to Dubai from the UK alone each year to enjoy the ‘paradise on Earth’. What most are ignorant of are the strict and often surprising laws in place in this paradise. Some of you may have heard of the widely publicised case in which an English couple were jailed for ‘openly expressing affection’ on a beach in Dubai, but there have been several other examples.

This article explains more about other examples of foreigners being caught out, and what you can do to help avoid a similar fate.

Ewan Sheriff on his life in Dubai

Posted in Ewan Sheriff with tags , , on November 10, 2010 by ewansheriff

Having long held an interest in the Middle East, the Sheriff family decided to relocate there at the beginning of 2009, looking for fresh challenges and a better way of life. The Sheriff family moved to Dubai permanently in April 2010 and have never looked back.

Professionally, it is my belief that the UK will suffer a pro longed period of recession. Having lost Bank of Scotland and The Royal Bank of Scotland during the crisis it is my belief that east central Scotland particularly may never be the same again as these institutions were so very crucial to all forms of transactional work in Scotland. For the Sheriff family, it is our belief that our children will have a far better environment in which to develop in Dubai. Schooling is strong and multi cultural giving them the opportunities to meet new people from all different areas of the world