Last week I showed you a photo of The Address hotel fire in Downtown Dubai. It was still smouldering almost 24 hours later.
Yesterday we visited the Dubai Mall, it was such a sad sight to see. I am absolutely stunned that no one died or was seriously injured and the fire crews and hotel had one of a drill going to ensure everyones safety. The hotel was evacuated in 20 minutes. Add to that it was New Years Eve and there were around 1 million people there to watch the firework celebrations. It could've been so much work, especially if people on the ground had panicked.
I received some fantastic feedback from my first weeks planning at the school for my new job, I think I'm on top of everything now.
This week I shall be working while my husband and child 3 of 5, The Jamie, visit the top of the Burj Khalifa today, go to the Mall of Emirates tomorrow and I'll meet them in the evening for dinner at Global Village. On Tuesday they are cycling in the desert and dinner is on the beach at a fish restaurant. Jamie returns to the UK on Wednesday, but is back out in March with the #teen and before then we have 3 sets of visitors coming out.
Hope everyone has a good week.
We've had fires here too, it's rather horrid to think about how much worse it could be. It reminds me to look to my own home for fire safety and evacuation plans.ReplyDelete
since the torch fire in the marina in feb 2015 i've avoided the tall buildings as much as possible and make sure i know where my nearest mall exit is at all timesDelete
Wow, it really is incredible that nobody was killed!ReplyDelete
So pleased to hear the job has started well.
i am amazed at how fast the fire service reacted to ensure no one was killedDelete
It really is amazing that no one got injured in that fire, I hope you enjoy the rest of your son's stay even if you are working.ReplyDelete
my son has now returned to the uk, we had a lovely visit and it won't be long before the kids are back out to visitDelete
I was amazed when they said no one was seriously injured, the emergency crews much have worked quickly. Sounds like you have a good week planned.ReplyDelete
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we had a lovely week and now it is time to restDelete
Its sad about the Address hotel, it looked like such a stunning building but so glad no-one was hurt. Are you working as a teacher now?ReplyDelete
I'm now teaching FS1, i love it, but it really is hard work sorting out the paperworkDelete
So happy that the new job is going well for you Suzanne. I watched the news on NYE as events unfurled at the Address Hotel and was astounded that no one was seriously injured.ReplyDelete
we didn't know about the fire until we got home, we could see what we thought was clouds engulfing the Burg KhalifaDelete
Gosh that is a shame about the destruction of that wonderful building. Glad to hear the job is going well :)ReplyDelete
thank you, I'm enjoying the job, but it's tiring after 5 years of not workingDelete