It's been a very quiet week in Dubai, the roads and malls are much quieter than. normal, even more quiet than in the middle of summer. Schools are closed for 4 weeks and Peter's travel has been curtailed by some of the countries he flies to having restrictions.
My friend and her husband have been visiting this week. I met Debbie 18 years ago in the playground, she's also a neighbour back in the UK and is helping my MIL look after Bob until I get back in 2 weeks.
As from Tuesday there will be no visa's issued for anyone travelling to Dubai. Citizens and residents can still fly, assuming airlines are operating, but we've been advised against unnecessary travel.
The Doctor phoned with my blood test results, ferritin levels are sightly increased but still too low and my white blood cell count has gone up again. I have had a cough (no fever) since I returned to Dubai, but as I only cough when I eat and drink something, I think it's my reflux playing up, so back on the medication for it and it seems to be easing.
68 Sunday Boat trip from the Marina to the Creek and a visit to the souks, lunch and driverless train back to the Marina, home and dinner in the garden.
69 Monday The Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall and the aquarium. I didn't go in these attractions as I've done them numerous times over the years, so I wandered around, shopped and drank coffee. We watched the fountains and had lunch together. Drove home via Ras Al Khor nature reserve to see the flamingo's.
70 Tuesday Coffee at the Souk Madinat, lunch and shopping at Mall of the Emirates, a visit to Dubai Miracle Gardens, then met up with Peter at Global Village for dinner.
71 Wednesday Off to the Beach for a walk, then Debbie and Paul were collected for a desert safari for the evening.
72 Thursday A visit to the Frame. I sat in the car, blogged and read my book. It gets expensive having visitors and I've seen these sights on more than one occasion. Called in at Dubai Mall, then home via a drive around the Palm. Out for dinner in the evening.
73 Friday Early start to the airport. Debbie is on her way home to walk Bob for me until I get back in around 2 weeks. Called in to do a food shop then spent the afternoon and evening in bed, not feeling well.
74 Saturday Spent the day in bed, sent Peter out for coffee, packed suitcase, changed beds, cleaned bathrooms in preparation for Peter's sister and her friend visiting on Monday. We waited till dusk and mowed the lawn and cut back the shrubs.
On the blog this week:
A week in Dubai in photos and blog posts