About Me

Blue Souk in SharjahI write to you from my little sandcastle




United Arab Emirates



I am an American Muslimah originally from San Antonio, Texas. I am married to an Emirati and a mother to 4 children.

I was whisked off from deep in the heart of Texas and I currently live in a sandcastle in the desert in a faraway land filled with rippling sand dunes


date trees 


islands made into palm trees 

a map of the world built in the sea 

and home to the world’s tallest building 

The UAE  is my home now.

I have fallen in love with the people

and culture 

of this beautiful country.  I have been living continuously in the UAE now for 10+ years. I didn’t think that I could ever do it because in the beginning I was soooo homesick. It took a couple of years to get over the homesickness and now I am satisfied living here. Alhamdulilah.

And there you have it!


5 Responses to About Me

  1. ummadam says:

    How old are the kiddies? Boys? Girls? My girls are begging to go to Sky Dubai…I’ll google it now to see how affordable it is. Maybe we’ll meet insha’Allah.

  2. serendipty says:

    I have 4 girls and one boy.

    I have never been to Ski Dubai. The traffic puts me off. It would take me about 2hours just to get there and knowing me, I would probably get lost!

    It would be nice to meet, InshaAllah.

  3. Umm Aaminah says:

    Salaam sis just checking out your blog. Masha’Allah you seem to have acclimated so well to UAE. I was only there for a while (circumstances and all that) and enjoyed my time but really missed home.

    Insha’Allah you and your family are doing great and I look forward to reading more from you. 🙂

  4. Jennifer says:

    Essalam Alaikum Sister, Masha’allah lovely lovely blog! Congratulations on your Islam!

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