Dubai #17: Rainfall

It’s been raining continuously here for 3 days, gloomy stormy sandy skies and wind hurling throughout the city. Love the windy chilly weather IF i was in bed snoozing… Else, best to stay indoors to avoid getting your clothes stained(from sand+ water mixture droplets).
The weather news predicts more unstable thunderstorms and sandstorms in the next few days… This adds a new must buy item in my shopping list, an umbrella!

Add on info to the above, drainage system here in Dubai isn’t fantastic, still needs more work and development to avoid flooding (some areas).

Weather blogging ends here…

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Dubai #16: Dull Looking Blog

The title above speaks for itself. I’ve lost the energy to enhance my blog postings/ images/ themes… But really, the moment i get more free time from work (which i doubt it), i will pounce my blog alive with a new look, it’s just a matter of when.

When oh when…

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Dubai #14: One Word

to describe my week.

Z.ON.ON.ONKED!

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Dubai #12: Traffic Congestion and More

People tell me that before the global crisis, Dubai was at their busiest, both  population and traffic.
How about now? Well, it is still congested (not as bad they say). Compare to Malaysia’s traffic, (especially during rush hours after 4.30pm) it’s no different… Even with their wide 3-5 lanes roads! The main cause to this? Increasing number of cars and their crazy driving!
How crazy? Most don’t signal, cut in without warning, honking every minute (impatience level is high here), not giving way to pedestrians, driving 1-inch near to one’s car. If you read the local news at www.gulfnews.com you’ll find accident reports at least thrice a week.
Longing daily to leave work at 5-7pm is starting to wear me out, as reaching home takes 40mins (usually max. 15-20 mins) is just oh-so-tiring. Most towns in Dubai are packed, especially the older towns/ areas such as Bur Dubai, Karama, Oud Metha (due to ongoing road works).

Besides the nutty traffic, cabs here aren’t very willing parties. As per my estimation,  1 in 4 taxi drivers has this pick-their-customers attitude! So Malaysians aren’t alone facing this problem. Most taxis here (mostly around Bur Dubai) are at their pickiest… I mean it’s not as though we’re not paying for their services!

Cost of living is still expensive. When we knew that movie tickets here costs Dhs30 (RM31) each, we rather spend those dirhams on quality food.
Its only been 2 months here, and i’m still adjusting to this expensive city. So if you plan on holidaying here (for malaysians), remember to bring double of what you have budgetted to enjoy the services/ foods/ entertainment here.

It’s the weekend, and i’m work-free just for today, going to make the best out of it with husband. *wide smile*