Working and Eating: Thursday in Dubai!

January 31, 2013

Dear Family and Friends,

I’m back in the hotel after another successful day in Dubai. This morning I woke up at 5:30 and couldn’t go back to sleep. I got out of bed around 6:30 and started the day. I took the metro to my first meeting in the morning. On the metro I stepped into the Women only car. Women and children, actually. I didn’t get on that car on purpose, but was glad I did because it was pretty interesting! It felt kind of cool to be in the car i’m not sure why. I felt connected to all the other working women in the car.

Twice during the ride a men stepped through the car. I was pretty shocked that this happened. I guess the women only is not enforced that much and additionally the signs are Tiny.

All day I worked and had meetings. I got to see the only Bloomingdales outside of the US.  I wanted to buy a bag bag that said Bloomingdales in Arabic but they cost about 40 dollars (for basically a plastic bag) so nope.

I had a really delightful dinner at the Armani hotel in the Burj Kalifa. I went to the Japanese restaurat and sat outside on the patio. I had green tea, seaweed salad, softshell crab roll, and mochi ice cream. They give you a plate of three varieties; mango, green tea, and lychee. I was going to get sake, but sake started at 58 dollars for 250ml… nope.

I’m not sure what is on the agenda for tomorrow, because it’s technically my day off. In this region we get Fridays instead of Sundays. I am thinking of sleeping as late as possible although I’m not sure that will be very late because of silly jet lag, working at the last supermarket and taking a little time off on Saturday afternoon to go to the beach or one of the souks (market) on that day because it’s my b-day! There’s supposed to be an amazing spice market, gold market, etc.

Hope you are well! Thanks for reading even though there aren’t any pictures. Hopefully the Internet in the next hotel can handle it.

Love, Annie

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2 Responses to “Working and Eating: Thursday in Dubai!”

  1. Ronna Says:

    Annie, please please please- buy your self something special at the market for your birthday in Dubai- and we will pay (within reason!) Would love that!


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