Housewife in Dubai

Let’s be honest, the global meltdown has hit most of us Dubai mums where it hurts – in our pedicure allowance. The fact is that the ‘silly money’ just isn’t here anymore. And spending with gay abandon, like we did in the good old days, is no longer possible. But there’s no reason why we shouldn’t still look as though we’re a bunch of spoiled expats – eh girls? Check out these 25 discreet budget-busting ways to save cash – and face, all at the same time.

1)      Move the housemaid into the children’s room and rent out her granny flat. She’ll be moody for a while – but she’s had it far too easy for far too long.

2)      Drop the weekly Waitrose shop. Don large sunglasses, a Pucci headscarf and raincoat, and start stocking up at the Union Co-op. If you can’t quite bring yourself to shop among…

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