If there’s one thing I find somewhat alarming about living in Dubai, it’s the building fires. And when you live in an area that’s been dubbed the ‘Tallest block in the world” because of the number of residential skyscrapers, it can be a little disconcerting. Especially when one tower has sadly caught fire twice! Thankfully, all humans and animals got to safety on both occasions.
With temperatures finally dropping slooowly but surely over Dubai, I’m so beyond ready to say bye-bye-bye to the oven that is Dubai’s summer! You’d think one would get used to the summers here after a few years, but you don’t. No matter how much you try to prepare for it mentally, that blast of heat that hits you as soon as you walk out the door will leave you gobsmacked – every time! At which point, you’ll inevitably think to yourself … “It’s definitely way hotter this year, right?” Wrong! It’s probably about the same – you’ve just forgotten what HOT really means.
And teenager makes 3. Apparently storks now deliver kids of all ages to your doorstep, because with the recent arrival of our eldest son in Dubai, I have officially become a full-time expat Mum!
Lucky. Blessed. Grateful – those are the words that first come to mind when I think of our new flat.
Hot. Dark. Hungry – those are the next, because in order to afford it, we sparingly turn on the air-conditioner. we live by the light of the Telly. and food has become a luxury.
And just like that, with 3 taps of my ruby stilettos, we’re mid-way through the year! Is it age that seems to make time fly even faster? OK, don’t answer that.
Day 527 • Thursday • 14 Jan 16 • Today’s High 23º
Is it too far into January to still say Happy New Year? Let’s just say Happy Newish Year then!
As Poss and I celebrated New Year at home last year, this time we thought we’d experience Dubai’s spectacular display – a domino effect of fireworks that were going to light up the night sky across multiple locations. And although it would be physically impossible to follow this fireworks trail, even with a jet pack strapped to your back, there’s still nothing quite like seeing it “live”, so one location would have to do.