Tuesday 8 January 2013

Only in Dubai - Part 4

I haven't done one of these for a while so I thought it was about time.

Only in Dubai....

* is shiny black marble considered a great flooring product. They love it. I don't, especially when a drop of water turns into an instant ice skating rink.

* is all-you-can-drink, free-flowing alcohol buffets the norm, yet I can't buy a bottle of wine to drink at a restaurant or a picnic.

* is there often a man at the parking lot boom gate to help you put the ticket in. It really is quite strenuous to reach across and do it yourself, you know.

* are the sunrises and sunsets so glorious each and every day.

* do I get called 'Madame' each and every day. 

* do you see Rolls Royces and Bentleys in the school car park. Or a Bugatti pull up to your apartment complex.

* is it OK to cross four lanes of traffic at the very last second to make your exit on a major road.

* will the leader send everyone a text message to say "Happy National Day"

* will you shiver, say 'it's a bit chilly' and put on a jumper when it's 25 degrees celsius.

* do you ask everyone you meet "Where are you from and how long are you here for?"

* can you buy an apartment and they'll throw in a new Audi for free.

* is a puddle a major traffic diversion.

Sunrise taken as I was dropping the girls at school. Ah-mazing.


  1. Love it! Guess the transitory nature of the place must be one of the best and worst aspects of it all...

  2. Your life in Dubai sounds exciting and wonderful! Boy has your life changed since I first met you in the blogging world! All the best to you! Enjoy your beautiful time and happy 2013!

  3. I love these posts of yours, they make me feel completely normal.
    At my end of town they have decided shiny slippery marble is entirely appropriate for road paving.... first drop of water and you have a car on its roof!

    Stunning photo too x


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