Finally in Dubai and what a wonderfully city. It felt like home driving from the airport this morning. I lived in Dubai back in 2008 so it is all too familiar to me. It is a concrete jungle in the middle of the desert but quite beautiful and so clean.
When I left at the end of 2008, there was an abundance of deserted building sites after the financial crisis hit Dubai. Dubai was very badly hit back then and it is nice to see how it has recovered. It is looking as good as ever.
Back to my trip. Son no 3 had his 2 cans of AXE deodorant confiscated at check in last night. Had a good laugh at him! Spent 3 hours aimlessly wondering around the airport and finally boarded at 10.20pm. I was so ready for a good night’s sleep by then and in fact sat down, made myself comfortable and closed my eyes.
That was as close as I got to any sleep though. There was a family sitting in front of us with 3 young children. The youngest was about 18 months old and didn’t stop whining all night. There was no crying – just the uttering of the same word over and over and over “mama, mama, mama, mama, mama”. And on it went. I was really ready to throttle the child (I am very tolerant when it comes to kids so this kid was extremely annoying for me to say this).
Landed at 8.30am and was at the hotel in no time. The weather is dreadful. It has threatened to rain all day and has been very overcast. There was no wall of heat that hit us when we walked out the doors of the airport.
Rooms were ready when we got here as well. Unpacked, had a bath and then my son appeared – With a bag full of Cadbury Creme Eggs and Twisters. (So I will be having many happy thoughts over the next few days!)
He looks amazing. It was so good to see him. Has been so nice to see him and his brothers interacting all day and has made me feel like a really proud mum today.
Met up with Hubby’s brother and a friend for lunch at the pool. Pity about the weather and it even started drizzling when we were down there.
Didn’t do too much today and didn’t venture out of the hotel. We are all a little too tired but have a full day planned tomorrow. Hubby already asleep and I suspect kids are asleep in the next room as well – all a bunch of wusses!
No pics just yet as I haven’t ventured out of the hotel. Will get down to taking some pics over the next few days.
Hope you are all having an amazing day!
Caio for now