ADVENTURE TRAVEL UAE

Dubai in the middle (in pictures)

In the middle. Neither here, nor there.

My last few years in the UK.

Below follows a tale (in pictures) of a life between London and Dubai – two worlds intertwined. It is a tale that involves first class flights every few weeks from the one to the other, a dedicated driver in both cities, a villa, an apartment across the street from Hyde Park, an Arabian Royal family, desert dunes and afternoons with an autistic girl that stole my heart. You will not read about what I saw or felt or decided or wondered while getting a first hand and a sacred insiders view on a culture so very few can really get to know.

Invite me for a coffee and I might tell you about the time I had to decide to fly into the unknown. When a limo picked me up in London and another was waiting on the landing strip as the plane came to a halt in Dubai. I might tell you about an envelope of cash I received as a gift and I had no idea what to do with. So I bought my dad a watch. And a watch for my mom. And for Christo. Did I try to stop time? I might tell you about the doorman. And maybe about the staff. I might tell you about a lady in a desert hunched over a pot of cooking rice. About the desert farm and a 24 carat bracelet in a red box. And the overwhelming scent of perfume. And new shoes that fitted perfectly. And I might tell you nothing at all.

It was (once again) a decision that some might have thought I was crazy to make, a crazy chance I was happy to take. Another chapter that makes it a wonderful, rich story in the thing we call life.

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AROUND THE HARBOUR, BY THE SPICE (?) SOUK

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DUBAI CREEK – THE OLD DUBAI

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SOUK SHOPPING

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FRESH PRODUCE SOUK (MARKET)

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HEADING TO THE FAMILY FARM – COMPLETE WITH AIRCON TENT AND AN OASIS

You will not know their names 0r see their faces. You will only know their influence.

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“CARAVAN – MOVING OUT INTO THE LAND”

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TENTED AIRCON – AIRCON TENTS

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AFTERNOON SHADOWS, A PLAY PARK AND A SHADOW OF A GIRL

The story is not about the skyscrapers and shopping extravaganza that is being marketed to the world. But the culture that is touched and changed by it.

 

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