Dubai Consumer Mirror

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Dubai and UAE bloggers, then and now

Okay, so I got to do the honorable thing. Mr. McNabb and @Catboy@Breakfast of Dubai 92 FM were gracious enough to include this joint to Dubai's most wanted. Thank you for that.

I'd like to include a few as well. Based on page ranking, popularity and sheer awesomeness...

http://blog.jarofjuice.com/ <- 100% Fun guaranteed.
http://aethoughts.blogspot.com/ <- One of the most eloquent Emaratis I know.
http://blog.grapeshisha.com/ <- Insights into the UAE like no one else.
http://abhamalpani.com/ <- A Young jet-setting experienced blogger and an old friend.
http://blog.ntblb.net/ <- I recently discovered Naseem's blog. Worth the follow for sure.

There used to be some REALY great blogs and bloggers, but that was before Mr. McNabb discovered the world of blogging (in random order) :

CG - doesn't blog as much, but its great whenever she does
Inmotion: She left Dubai for good. Pours her heart out on her blog every while - doesn’t' blog much
Kaya - Hilarious AUH mom of 2, running a private blog now
Secret Dubai Diary: The MOAB (The Mother of All Bloggers), one of the first in the UAE - Blocked by TRA
Bin Krishan: The FOAB. Outspoken Emarati blogger runs the controversial Land of Sand blog - Blocked by TRA
Sex-and-Dubai: Delicious half Arab half Brit blogging flat mates - Blocked by TRA
Secret Arabian Adventures: Three local guys, very funny but they retired as well – inactive
Buj – Emarati engineer – inactive, wish he'd go back miss his mini Piano sessions – inactive
Marwan: Discovered his true calling and is working in media - inactive
The Dasmals: Of the most heart moving blog about a husband's love to his wife struggle with Cancer - inactive
UPDATED - And how could I forget one of the UAE's best travel/photo blogs: M&J Adventures - Moved out of UAE spending time between Germany and the land down under :)
So, there you have it .. our own Dubai's and UAE's most wanted..

12 Comments:

  • Thanks for the shout out my friend! I will be checking the others!

    As for secret dubai diary (or any blocked blog), you can add them to your google feed (just type in the URL) and you get their feed in the reader. Once there, if you click on the comments link in your feed it will take you to the comments page, since blogger uses a numerical https URL for that. If the blog doesnt give full feed you can show original post there as well as see comments and comment yourself.

    Brilliant, I am.

    By Blogger KJ, at July 11, 2009 at 10:05 AM  

  • Totally agree on the Jar of Juice blog. 100% fun indeed.

    And I think grapeshisha's blog is already there.




    On a side but somewhat relevant note: Syrians Rulez!

    By Blogger Dubai Jazz, at July 11, 2009 at 1:28 PM  

  • I'd add Englishman in Dubai to the best list too:
    http://englishmanindubai.com/

    By Blogger nzm, at July 11, 2009 at 7:49 PM  

  • Yes, Englishman's blog is an old fav as well..

    By Blogger moryarti, at July 11, 2009 at 7:55 PM  

  • Thanks, Mory!

    We're now living in Barcelona after getting sick of being between Melbourne and Berlin!

    By Blogger nzm, at July 11, 2009 at 9:12 PM  

  • Thanks for the recommendation :)

    Jar of Juice blog and the Emirati blog are very worth checking indeed...

    By Blogger Naseem, at July 13, 2009 at 9:33 AM  

  • What about Life in Dubai? http://dubaithoughts.blogspot.com?

    By Anonymous Grace in Dxb, at July 13, 2009 at 2:15 PM  

  • Naseem - ur welcome. Love the photography in your blog

    Grace - Seabee's blog is mentioned in the Catboy and Alex's list.

    The list i made are of ones not selected by catboy or Alex.

    By Blogger moryarti, at July 13, 2009 at 3:25 PM  

  • got a link to the land of sand blog... i cant find it!!

    By Anonymous Henry Muppet, at July 19, 2009 at 12:21 AM  

  • أهلا يا موري

    كلك ذوق!

    ثانكس فور ز نايس وردز!

    in this case i have a little surprise up my sleeve.. let's see if you can figure it out :)

    By Blogger BuJassem, at July 20, 2009 at 9:50 AM  

  • PS: Dubai Jazz's blog needs an R-rating coz of his recent posts!!! hehe

    By Blogger BuJassem, at July 20, 2009 at 9:52 AM  

  • hey, i'm sure i commented here!! anyway.. one of your blogs reviewed is active again :)

    By Blogger BuJassem, at July 22, 2009 at 10:56 PM  

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