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Who in the world is Rebecca Wicks?

Meet Rebecca, the new weekly columnist for Dubai City Guide, ready with a whole range of interesting articles for our readers. Know her better:

Rebecca WicksGrowing up in a small, rural town in Lincolnshire, England, with grand ambitions of becoming a lollipop lady, it was never part of my life-plan to move to the Middle East and become a freelance writer. But after gaining a degree in Media Production at Lincoln University, I spent two years in New York City and saw the world change after 9/11 - two things that would have made anyone a slightly different person.

Having done my time as a coffee-making monkey in Manhattan's media world, I clawed my way up the career ladder, laptop in one hand and a double chocolate extra fat latte in the other. I wrote for various publications on the side and eventually moved back to Britain, where I spent two years in London as an online editor for a travel and lifestyle website. I also edited several London restaurant and bar guides – making me a walking entertainment information centre (and magnet for free meals in great restaurants – always good for making friends quickly!).

Braving Mother Nature's best of British evils and squishing myself onto the tube (and under the armpits of a thousand other moody commuters) every day, quickly lost its appeal, leaving me wondering "where next?" London held a million memories and a thousand lasting friendships, but as with a hundred other fed-up expats, Dubai seemed to hold an opportunity that my home country couldn't offer. And a whole lot more sunshine.

I packed my bags six months ago and haven't been back since, although I've been known to actually miss the tube when I'm stuck in a taxi on Sheikh Zayad Road in rush hour.

District Line from Mile End to Victoria - all is forgiven!

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