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Khawar Jamil is a Dubai based travel blogger who together with his wife Maddy are the creative minds behind the DxB Blog. I met Khawar at Arabian Travel Market during the Bloggers’ Speed Networking event. We got talking about travel blogging and life in Dubai. It is always a pleasure to connect with fellow bloggers and to get their perspective on the market and trends. Khawar has been involved in the Internet Marketing business for over 5 years, here is what he has to say about the current situation and the future of blogging in Dubai. When and why did you start blogging? I started blogging in 2011, when I started my performance marketing blog kjrocker.com. The reason I started this blog was that I have always loved to share my thoughts and opinions about my work and the industry I work in. So I decided to create my own platform where…

An aspiring Actor from Mumbai, India, Joaquim Gonsalves’ love for ‘Creation’ saw the light of day when he turned 24 and he’s never looked back ever since. He has played an active role in a few short films for the independent crew, ZylinderMeisters. He has also acted in a play and some well received short films in the UAE. Besides his acting pursuits, Joaquim is an avid motorcyclist, audiophile, screenwriter and a gadget lover. Having tried his hand at many streams of entrepreneurship since his birthday in 2011, he knew he wanted to do something alongside his thespian dreams. Recent interactions with some key people in his life brought forth clarity in his goals. This came about through the art of photography and as such the tagline – Photography Helps Focus. We sat down with Joaquim to speak about his career and how Dubai continues to inspire his creativity. Tell us…

Sami Maameri is currently working in the green building industry, helping to push the boundaries of sustainable housing. He enjoys doing sports of all kinds. Next winter season in Dubai he wants to take part in his first triathlon. Sami sat down with Passion for Dubai to share his Dubai secrets. PFD: You grew up in Greece and studied in London, was it difficult for you to adjust moving to Dubai? SM: Not really. Been moving around my whole life. Am used to living in cities also. My family lives here too, and had already visited lots of times so was pretty easy to settle in. There is lots to keep busy with here as well. Sports clubs, beaches, bars, restaurants, clubs and other group activities so it is easy to keep busy if you want to. PFD: If someone is visiting Dubai for the first time, what do you recommend…

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