20 May 2012

Till we meet again...

It is getting hotter by the day here in Dubai.  Yesterday, landing in Dubai from Venice, I was shock to hear Captain announcing that the temperature was 36 degrees, at 2 am! What a difference from the pleasant 17 degrees day in Venice :(

A few days ago we took the 'love seat' in the garden back into the house so that it will not rot away in the intense Dubai summer sun.  In a week or so, the little seating area in the garden has to be dismentaled and store away until next winter, the BBQ area and outdoor dinning area furniture needs to be covered.  That is the routine for most of us here as summer approaches.







The tap water started to resemble the feel of boiling water and we switched off the water heater so that we could use the cool unheated water from the tank instead, so not to burn ourselves!  Soon, the air would be hot and humid like having a hairdryer constantly blowing hot air on our skin and this is when the beautiful Dubai would vanish for the next 6-7 months.



The worst bit is, there is no escaping for us.  Captain has no leave this summer and unless he is able to squeeze a few off days together, there will be no vacation for us this summer.  The boys are too big to attend some 'kiddish' workshops or summer camps and since Dubai is not a 'teenager friendly' city, I could foresee the boys being glued to the screen of their video games during this 8th summer of ours here. 



The good thing about summer besides The Dubai Summer Shopping Festival that runs from June to August, is that Dodi our date tree would be heavy with fruits! We adopted Dodi  in 2005 and a couple of years ago, it started to produce some dates!  Nothing beats the feeling of harvesting your own 'crops' (haha!)

So, goodbye beautiful seasons in Dubai, lush garden and outdoor life for now and till we meet again in November :(





19 comments:

  1. i would love to be in dubai :) cool blog
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    1. Soon! We didn't spend too much time in Venice itself but instead we rented a car and went deep into Treviso, Istrana and other small villages on Sile bank. Nice for a change since the 'Venice'we all know, have been there, done that many times.

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  4. cute!!!

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  5. Great!!

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  6. I really admire the houses in Dubai. It's so different from North America. Beautiful!

    xo Jo

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  7. Great photos!

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  8. OMG, a date tree! So yummy!!!

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    Allison
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  9. Lvoe the pics!
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  10. what a cool tree!!! such a beautiful house~~^^
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  11. Oh lady ... it sounds like it's roasting there! I totally understand. Your patio is so beautiful, and the flower shots are lovely.

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  12. Love these beautiful pictures! I think Dubai sounds amazing (despite the intense heat). I have never seen a date tree. So yummy!! Can't wait to see pics of your new red belt :)

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    1. Thanks, Em.. red belt coming soon! You are contagious! ;)

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  13. Jealous you're in Dubai! I think it's cute that you named your date tree :) Love your blog!

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  14. i love the date tree!!
    xxo
    ola
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  15. These are awesome pictures! I would love to travel to Dubai someday.


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