15 years, 7 countries and 3 continents later, I call myself an eternal expat.

Dear Dubai, Can We Please Part as Friends?

Dear Dubai, Can We Please Part as Friends?

Dear Dubai, If you and I were in a relationship on Facebook, I’d choose the relationship status “it’s complicated.” You know it and I know it. We have had a love/hate relationship since day one, and four years later, its still messy to describe my feelings for you or...

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We’re Moving…Again! Our Big News About A Big Adventure

We’re Moving…Again! Our Big News About A Big Adventure

I knew the minute he came home at 5 pm. Early, by his standards, so something was up. “We need to talk, honey” said M. I knew what was coming. Since the start of 2018, we had known that our future hung in a precarious balance. Our expat lives in Dubai had an...

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RISE: A Growth Platform for Migrants in Dubai –  How Expats Can Bring About Change

RISE: A Growth Platform for Migrants in Dubai – How Expats Can Bring About Change

As expats, many of us move to a new country, and then ask ourselves: how can we make a difference in the local communities that we now call home? Some of us volunteer at the local animal shelter in Jakarta, others teach English to underprivileged school children in a...

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How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

How My Global Story Made It To Oprah.Com

Call it serendipity or a twist of fate – but when I got the email, I was traveling. I was on a beautiful five-day tour exploring Italy’s stunning Amalfi Coast. And I was not supposed to be checking my email. That was one of the rules my husband and I had agreed upon...

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I’m an Expat, Not an Immigrant – How to Redefine the Meaning of an Expat:

I’m an Expat, Not an Immigrant – How to Redefine the Meaning of an Expat:

As an expat blogger and writer, the number one question I get asked is “why do you call yourself an expat and not an immigrant?” Now, I know that the word ‘expat’ turns people off. When they see ‘expat’, they read ‘privilege’ and imagine me walking with a sign on my...

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Hi, I’m Mariam! When I was 19 years old, I left my home in Karachi, Pakistan to go on an adventure. What started off with just me and one suitcase, has turned into a full-blown expat adventure. Read more about me and my family.

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