The start of the weekend, early evening and I caught the bus and the train to the local shopping mall, it's only 9kms away and takes around half an hour to reach there by public transport. Being 5pm I decided not to drive there as parking is interesting to say the least.
I had a few bills to sort and a bit of shopping, plus I never need an excuse for a coffee.
I mooched around a few shops, sorted the bills, had a coffee and did my shopping, I then got a taxi home and was back by 9.30pm.
Doesn't really sound like anything special does it?
But I was in Dubai, one of the world's most expensive and desirable cities to live in. Shopping at Dubai Mall, the world's largest mall, with the world's tallest building and 1000's of people milling around. Tourists shopping as if it was going out of fashion, people chilling out after a busy week at work, families, individuals, groups of young men and women. A scene from anywhere in the world.
I walk around thinking in my head
I'm in Dubai
I live here
I'm just doing a food shop and having a coffee
I'm just doing something mundane and ordinary
I'm in Dubai
i can't even imagine. the ordinary becomes not so ordinary in dubai for sureReplyDelete
we left the uk 6 years ago and i still can't get used to not living in the ukDelete
Life goes on as they say, and someone somewhere must be doing ordinary mundane things everywhere. At least i know it's you in Dubai :) Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo xxReplyDelete
ive no idea what id be doing if i was still in the ukDelete
I lived in Dubai with my parents more than 30 years ago now and my father has a great photograph of the view from apartment then and what it is like now. It has changed so much but I am yet to go back and visit it, although my husband has just taken on a job with a lot of Middle East travel so maybe I will get there soon. It sounds like shopper's paradise. Hope you are enjoying your new life there. #PoCoLoReplyDelete
dubai is lovely to visit but I'm tiring of it nowDelete