My name is Andrea Brockbank. I am a very blessed mother of 6 year old twins, Amara and Aadam. I was born in UK in the 70’s and enjoyed growing up there with my twin sister. Studying Medicine in London allowed me to discover myself and the world around me. I made amazing friends and did lots of traveling whilst learning my profession, which I absolutely adore!
WHERE IS HOME?
Home is currently Dubai and has been for the last 3 years. I have lived in Cheshire and London in the UK and I spent time living in Perth in Western Australia. Before moving here (because of my work), I had not lived with my husband of 9 years, so I now feel we are finally a family living together.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
From the age of 9 years I wanted to be a doctor. I have never thought about doing any other job.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
I am a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist working at Healthbay Polyclinic in Motor City. I feel extremely privileged that I get to go to work each day and meet lots of woman who live here in Dubai. I absolutely love my work helping woman through different journeys in their lives. It’s a job that enables me to get to know families and most importantly guide and help bring new life into the world. At the moment I am also a mummy doing home schooling, which I certainly do not enjoy as much as my real job!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
I love reading books with my children and also playing games. Hide and seek is definitely a favourite and we get quite competitive over who finds the best hiding spot!
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
So my weekend day and nights can often be spent in the hospital bringing a new life into the world. If I can stay at home it’s very relaxed; it’s definitely my down time. I love just chilling in the garden or in the pool. As a family we also like discovering new restaurants and going to the cinema.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
My absolute favourite movie is Dirty Dancing; I have watched this many times.
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Beans on toast is the absolute best! It’s simple to make and I always have that full satisfying feeling. (It was also one of my cravings whilst pregnant!)
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
There have been a few depending on different times of my life! Bradley Cooper is a favourite.
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
Amalfi Coast. I have been to Rome, Venice, Florence and they are stunning cities so I would love to explore the Italian coast.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Being at a luxury spa having a hot stone massage. I wish it could happen more often!
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I believe all our actions and the decisions we make are there to shape who we are, and they are life learning experiences. If I could have a super power it would be to see into the future.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
I absolutely love living here in Dubai! It’s a safe place for my children to grow up, and we get to meet wonderful people from all different backgrounds and parts of the world.