What a long hot summer it is when it's spent only in Dubai, at the temperatures of my oven. Although I love Dubai I am not so in love with it during the summer months. When most of my friends and Dubai expats travel back to their home countries, I am usually stuck in Dubai as home for me is Australia (where it winter!)... No school holidays there at the moment, my family are working and doing their normal routines, so it doesn't make sense for me to travel back during that time. Although we did a small stay-cation to Ras al-Khaimah to break up the monotony of play-areas and indoor gyms or any where there was air-conditioning it did seem to drag on. So the trampoline and small swimming pool that we are blessed to have in our garden were definitely our life savers this summer 2018.