The Ghetto

Ok… so maybe it wasn’t the ghetto, but on Saturday I definitely went to the seedier side of Dubai… and loved it! Before you get all worried about my morals, it isn’t a ‘red light’ area, but the ‘genuine fake’ capital of the UAE!  Al Karama. I have never seen anything like it.  It was fantastic! We…

Random Fact #3

There are some cultures here that believe as long as you wear a different vest every day, you can wear the same shirt two or three days (at least!) running. Really? My nose does not agree! ***these random facts may or may not be true… but this is what I have been told so am…

Random Fact #2

Being gay is illegal, however it is perfectly acceptable for men to kiss (peck!) on the lips in greeting, and hold hands when walking along the street. It’s apparently being white and overfriendly with another man that will get you in trouble! ***these random facts may or may not be true… but this is what…

Random Fact #1

In order to conserve water which, of course, is a precious resource in the desert, any plants or grass in areas with a low number of people walking through are watered with sewage water. Gross. ***these random facts may or may not be true… but this is what i have been told so am sharing…

More Strange Weather!

After the random blanket of fog on Friday morning (see “Crazy Weather”), Saturday started beautifully.  No fog,  no clouds, just sunshine. I had however read in the papers that there was a giant sandstorm heading towards the UAE.  If it had continued on it’s projected path, it was due to clip the west of Abu Dhabi, leaving Dubai…

Crazy Weather!

I don’t really have too much to say on this subject.  A couple of things though… It is warm most days, but the evenings still drop cool.  Not cold, but having a pashmina to pop around my shoulders is beneficial! The weekend before last it climbed to 36C/98F and was blissful.  Then in the week…

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Wow! That is pretty much the only word that will sum up my experience of this mosque in one word.  It was absolutely amazing! Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the biggest mosque in the United Arab Emirates. It is the 8th biggest mosque in the world. It holds 41,000 worshippers which makes it the 3rd…

Apolgies for the Delay!

Hi Everyone! My apologies for the delay in updating my blog.  Things have been a little hectic here! I have now been in Dubai for coming on 6 weeks, and I am starting to get settled.  I have been working the longest hours of my working career, but really enjoying what I am doing so…

Traditional Attire

With the UAE being a strict Muslim country, everywhere you go you see people in traditional dress.  The most I knew about it really was that it causes offence in the Western World.  So, I naturally wanted to find out more.  While at the Mosque on Saturday I had chance to speak to our tour…