My name is Kate and I recently turned 32. I have lived in Dubai for nearly 6 years and have a lot to thank the UAE for…I met my husband (Ross), got engaged and subsequently married here and in 2018 we had our first child! We love our life in Dubai and really do think of it as home.
Dubai has also provided my husband and I the opportunity to set up our own business. We fell into selling point of sale systems by complete accident after a friend of Ross’s asked him to help his wife fit out her new business with its IT requirements (a new point of sale machine being one of those things!). When she became operational, similar businesses saw the POS system she was using and subsequently reached out to Ross to help them install the same solution for them…very quickly iPad POS Middle East began!
In my spare time I love nothing more than being with my daughter Sadie and surrounded by friends and family, or friends who have become family, the line blurs in the UAE. We have many visitors from the UK come and stay with us, which we love.
WHERE IS HOME?
North Lincolnshire, UK
WHAT DID YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER?
I always wanted to be a lawyer when I first started exploring career options, but soon went off that idea when I found out the reality of the job!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE ACTIVITY TO DO WITH YOUR CHILDREN?
Sadie is coming up to 2 and over the last few months has really started to become more active – we love painting together and have many trips to the soft play center!
HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR WEEKENDS?
Living in Dubai offers us so much more “outdoor” family time, we love going to the beach and having pool days together; Sadie enjoys the Waterpark so we spend many weekends at Atlantis!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIE?
I love Pretty Woman – an old classic but it’s one of few films I could watch again and again!
IF YOU COULD EAT ONE MEAL FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
It would have to be a home cooked Sunday Roast – you just can’t beat them!
WHO’S YOUR CELEBRITY CRUSH?
I’ve never really had a true celebrity crush, but my absolute celebrity idol would have to be Kate Middleton; I just adore her!
WHICH DESTINATION IS ON YOUR BUCKET LIST TO VISIT?
I’d love to go to the Maldives and stay in a water villa (child free I have to add!)
WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE?
100% chocolate and getting into my PJs ridiculously early and getting cozy at home!
IF YOU COULD HAVE A SUPER POWER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
To be in two places at once! I have so many days where my “to-do” list is so long, I often think it would be amazing to have multiple versions of me that could just blitz through everything and finally clear that never ending list!
WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT LIVING IN DUBAI?
Definitely the people; I love living in such a diverse environment and learning and meeting so many interesting people everyday. I also love how many amazing restaurants and places there are to visit – it’s a complete luxury after growing up in the countryside with very little to do or few diverse restaurants to explore!