• Shopping
  • Chocolate lovers

    Whenever there’s something to celebrate, the locals bring chocolates to the office: often on a tray with an ornate layout. There are lots of chocolate shops round Al Ain selling such displays. The closest to us is Marionnettes Chocolates, run by Ansar from India, who has been in Al Ain for 15 years, working in […]

  • Shopping
  • Shopping locally

    It wasn’t many years ago that the only shops in Al Ain were the small ‘corner shops’, or so I’ve been told. You’ll find hundreds of shops like the one in the photo, which we use for the odd bottle of milk etc, around the town. This shop recently closed down as the building was […]