He arrived in Dubai just as the UAE came into existence. In his 37 years as a Dubai resident, KJ Bhatia has had a front row seat to see a world of change in both the city and the region. As luck would have it, one day we struck up a conversation in his shop which would eventually lead to this podcast. This is one man’s life story that runs parallel to the amazing rise of a nation.
“You are this guy in the newspaper, who is writing about taxi drivers?” Al catches me off guard as he runs a comb through my hair calculating where his first scissor incursions will be. I’ve said three sentences to him about where I’m from and what I do and he immediately deduced that I’m the […]
Somewhere along the neverending Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai you’ll find a little oasis of healthy food and unique style. The place is Comptoir 102, a concept cafe created and run by my guests on today’s podcast: Alexandra de Montaudouin and Emma Sawko. While their place may not be far from downtown, this little cafe is in a very different world from the brand name corporate culture that took root in Dubai more than a decade ago.
When you set out on a mission of the type I chose with the Dubai Taxi Project, you never know exactly what is going to happen and what result you will come back with. Based on previous journeys and a decade of experience in the field of personal media I knew that these individuals had […]