Sunday, June 17, 2007

Say that again?

It is easy in Dubai to take things for granted. However, over the last 36 hours I have just been amazed at a few ordinary everyday things:

1. Someone is willing to spend 11 million AED ($3m) on a number plate
2. My landlord wants to put the rent up 46% to any tenant willing to lease the apartment I will move out of shortly, 130k AED ($35k) last year to an amazing 190k AED ($51k) this year
3. After a fun, but messy, party at said apartment. I can lie in bed while my maid service turns up within one hour and within three hours you would never have known a party had ever happened and all for 75 AED ($20)
4. While lying in bed - a short phone call will get the cafe French Connection to deliver me a continental breakfast for 25 AED ($7)
5. In 42C temperature and humidity well over 80% - I can have my vehicle washed, vacuumed and detailed by five chaps for 20 AED ($5)

However, seeing your Dubai friends having a great time at a party you have just thrown:



Anonymous said...

Kiaora, Sara here. As a new 'un to Dubai - where can i go to get a bit of english/kiwi/oz crowd for watching the rugby? Lovd reading bits of your blog....!

Aaron said...

Hi Sara! Thanks for the kind words and welcome to Dubai.

There a good sports bar in the Al Manzil Hotel which is in the Old Town. Get there early as it gets really busy but has a great atmosphere for the rugby! Enjoy.