ABOUT ME

I’m Claire and I moved to the sandpit 13 years ago, single and not knowing anyone… 13 years later with a husband, a beautiful little girl and a career which has allowed me to travel to practically every country in the Middle East, this is definitely home for now and I just love my little life in Dubai.

WHERE IS HOME?

I am technically South African, but my grandparents are Scottish and my husband is English so home for me now is Stourbridge (just outside of Birmingham).

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 

A teacher! I used to traumatise my friends with classroom sessions in my outside playhouse for hours, those poor girls!

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a mum, a Marketing Director for a Tech company and I have a small business called Bake Box. But of all my jobs being a mum is my #1 and favourite one.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?

Busting out a few tunes on my daughter’s karaoke mic is right up there and we also love doing TikTok videos together.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?

Friday’s are down time, we love a good pool or beach day, spending time with friends. Saturdays are busy, my daughter has ballet and gym classes – she’s a budding little dancer so I catch up on emails waiting for her while she does all of her lessons.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Love Actually – so predictable but I can’t help myself.

IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Sushi, Cake & Champagne (don’t know if I can say that?). I honestly believe a party without cake is just a meeting 🙂

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

I’d squeeze time in my day to spend some time with the Hemsworth Brothers.

WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?

Bora Bora! But it’s in the middle of nowhere so I’ve had to wait until my daughter is a bit older as travel time is crazy, but I think we’re good to go on that soon once all the Covid madness is over!

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Reality TV! From Below Deck to The Real Housewives to Love Island … It’s the way I unwind.

IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Being able to eat anything without putting on weight! The struggle is real and the covid kilo’s are even more real, so I wish I had a little genie who could make this happen!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?

A lot! I love the weather, easy travel, the safety, the fab experiences they have for kids and the way you have friends who become family as you’re away from yours. I love everything about living here!