ABOUT ME

I’m Gemma and a relative newbie to Dubai having just moved here in January of this year along with my husband and two boys (ages 4 & 5) – this is why I’m grey! I used to make candles for a living and had my own company WickWarriors UK before I moved out here, so I’m keen to find a creative outlet for myself here in Dubai. I feel incredibly privileged to be living the ex-pat dream here, meeting new people, discovering new places and creating awesome memories for my family.

WHERE IS HOME?

Beautiful Sussex, UK.

WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? 

An interior designer.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

Strictly speaking I’m a stay at home mum but we all know that actually means a personal assistant to our children with cleaning, cooking, transport and entertainment thrown in for good measure!

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?

Exploring, I love taking the boys to new places and discovering hidden gems.

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?

At the pool and now the weather is getting cooler, at the beach. Dubai has beautiful beaches so we’re incredibly spoilt.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?

The Sound of Music.

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

Calipoke – I love their poke bowls so much!

WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?

Idris Elba.

WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?

Norway to see the Northern Lights.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?

Making Lego sets.

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

Definitely mind-reading, it would come in handy when the boys suddenly decide they don’t like the food I’ve just cooked them!

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?

Well I’ve only been here since January but there are so many already! Sunny days, the beaches, everything being so convenient (instashop I’m looking at you) but mainly the wonderful communities that I’ve been welcomed in to since being here. I feel as though I’ve lived here much longer than I have and that’s down to the kindness of the people I’ve met! Xxx