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Family summers in Dubai

Time Out spoke to four mothers about how they plan to survive a summer in Dubai

Debate team

• Danae Edgar, an author from Sydney, Australia, has one daughter, six-year-old Lara. They live in Al Safa and, as well as a five-year pre-baby stint here between 1993 and 1998, the family has been in Dubai for two years.

• Half Dutch, half Fijian, Emma Kristensen has two-year-old twins named Baros and Quba. Currently residing in Umm Suqeim, Emma is co-owner of BabySouk and has been
in Dubai for eight years.

• Nursery administrator Marie Oyston has been in Dubai for three years and lives in Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Originally from Middlesborough in the UK, she has an eight-year-old son named Cameron and twins Freya and Finlay, aged three.

• Hailing from Munich in Germany but having grown up in Saudi Arabia, BabySouk co-owner Franziska SCHWARZ lives in the Burj Residences and has been in Dubai for two years. She is mother to two-year-old twins Alexis and Filippa.

By Ele Cooper
Time Out Dubai,

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