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Inspiring Dads in the UAE shares their ideal Father's Day

Everyone is adjusting to the “New Normal” in the UAE and some of us had been very creative on celebrating our special occasions, ie. zoom video birthdays, surprise deliveries on anniversaries, treasure hunts, and home spas for mother’s day, etc.


For the upcoming Father’s day on 21 June 2020, we asked inspiring Dads in the UAE on their advice on celebrating Father’s day during this pandemic time. These dads are busy on their own respective businesses but they have one thing in common; family always comes first!


Tarek Khasef

Tarek is the Regional Director of Finance of Four Seasons Hotel & Resorts. He is the proud dad of two kids, 18 years old boy, and 13 years old girl.


What do you miss as a Dad before restrictions were imposed?

I miss going to my kids' sports competition.


What's your Father's day idea considering the pandemic situation?

Watch Michael Jordan's “The Last Dance” episodes on Netflix and movie night with my daughter at home.


Any advice to other fathers out there during this time?

Please take advantage of being home and get to know your kids more. Be engaged with them, have 3 meals with them, have some fun activities with them e.g. playing cards, movie nights, at the same time have an open discussion with them in some serious world events e.g. Corona, World Economic Crisis, Black Lives Matter issue in The US.

Vip Patel a.k.a Dubai Dad

Vip runs a media company. They have 3 digital publications called Dubailad, Infusion Magazine and LadiesNight.ae. Vip is the proud dad of Keira, 4 years old and Xander, 1 year old.