Hi, I’m Caitlyn and I have two lively kids and a very lively puppy! We are relatively new to Dubai having moved in August 2021, but we’re absolutely loving it and throwing ourselves into everything. I love trying new things especially fitness and have really got into Yin Yoga since arriving here.
WHERE IS HOME?
I have always lived in South West London and Surrey apart from travelling in my twenties! This is our first stint abroad and we are embracing it.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
A dancer and an actress, so I went on to study both but never made it! So now I just enjoy watching Strictly Come Dancing and going to the theatre.
WHAT DO YOU DO?
My love has always been beauty and skin care so I started at The Body Shop at 16 and ended up making it my career working for skin companies and having my own salon. Now I am lucky enough to be working with British Mums, and work with the best team of ladies.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
We are active and love going to the pool or walking the dog together but actually my favourite thing to do is cuddle up watching a film with popcorn.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
Exploring Dubai! This weekend was driving in the desert but it’s been non-stop hotels, waterparks, theatres, brunches and making friends since we arrived – we’re saying YES to everything.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
Has to be Les Misérables and The Greatest Showman, but as a child I loved the film Beaches.
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Always Thai food! Then my mums homemade soups.
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
Hugh Jackman (hence two of my fav films😊), Ben Affleck then Jamie Dornan 😉
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
I have always wanted to have my own camper van and just explore! So one day that’s my dream, but in Dubai we are so lucky to be able to pop to places I could only have dreamt of going, so Maldives is first on the list.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Eating Nutella with a spoon straight from the jar! I started watching Coronation Street when I was on maternity leave with my daughter who is now 11 but I got so far behind I gave up!
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
It would definitely be to teleport back in time and sit with my Granny, drink tea and put the world to rights.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
Where do I start? Sunshine, safety and swimming! And how everyone is so happy every day. Even my daughter said “ Mummy everyone here is so cheery!” and I love that.