I’m Gemma and am a relative newbie to Dubai having moved here 2.5 years ago with my husband and two boys (ages 6 & 7). I used to make candles for a living and had my own company WickWarriors UK before I moved to the UAE. I feel incredibly privileged to be living the ex-pat dream here, meeting new people, discovering new places and creating awesome memories for myself and my family.
WHERE IS HOME?
I consider Dubai home, even after such a short time, I love it here. I lived in London for a long time but the South East and The Ashdown Forest, home to Winnie the Pooh, is my childhood home.
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
An artist or Interior Designer
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
My kids are super outdoorsy so anything outside, when the weather allows, Privilee has been our best investment.
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
I’m a golf widow so usually i’ll find a pool on Privilee and enjoy the holiday feeling of being at a hotel
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?
I love a calipoke but nothing beats my Mum’s roast.
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
Chris Hemsworth, mainly due to the fact that we watch a lot of Marvel films in our house.
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
There are so many, Japan, New Orleans, Dollywood…but i’ll settle for Global Village for now.
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
Making Lego sets.
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Mind reading, it would come in handy in so many situations, not least figuring out what my kids want for dinner.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
Well I’ve only been here a short time 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