Working mums in Dubai
To work or not to work, that is the question. Time out talks to four mums about working versus staying at home
• Anita Shepherd, a part-time credit controller, is mum to three-year-old Luca. She came to Dubai 14 years ago from Australia.
• Stay-at-home mum, Nicola Wilson has lived in the UAE for 19 years and has one son, Noah, aged three.
• A full time chartered quantity surveyor, Sue Thackray is mum to Emily, six and Flynn, four. She arrived in Dubai in 2006 from the UK.
• Co-owner of online shopping site babysouk.com, Franziska Shwarz is mum to twin girls, Alexis and Filippa, aged three. She came to Dubai three years ago from Germany.
While stereotypes of yesteryear dictated that Dad was the only bread-winner, today, more mums than ever are going back to work. But how does it affect their families? Do most enjoy getting away from the rugrats? And what about those studies that say your offspring will become a generation of delinquent losers if you return to the office once breastfeeding is done and dusted? We set the world to rights over lattes and gorgeous cakes at The Lounge at Marks & Spencer in Dubai Festival City.
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