So I’m actually back in Dubai from my extremely short trip to Kuwait and honestly, there is no place like Dubai. I love this city and the life here. However, this desert heat is just way too hot that I actually miss the confused Georgia weather, especially the rains.
Anyways, so I recently got to visit the Jumeirah Beach Hotel here for a lovely lunch with a good friend of mine.
Designed in the shape of a breaking wave, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of the most well-known landmarks in Dubai with its luxurious and vibrant interior. Since I’m here, I just had to head on over at one of their restaurants, overlooking the beach and the lovely Burj Al Arab. This is indeed what they call “the good life!”
So this is actually my second trip to Kuwait to see the husband while he’s on his deployment and let me tell you, Kuwait is one hot and humid place (110 F with humidity) And I thought Dubai was crazy hot! You have not experienced true heat till you land in Kuwait! The good part about being there was that everyone spoke English (great for tourists) and people are quite helpful especially when you get lost.
However, one of the things that really threw me off were the taxis. They don’t run per meter, so you have to bargain with the driver about the price of the taxi and if you don’t do it right, the price you pay can go up real high. Moreover, Kuwait city itself is expensive! I was actually excited to do some shopping which got shot down way to easy as the conversion from US Dollars or even Dirhams was ridiculous. I cringed at the exchange place where I had to hand in my Dollars for Dinars.
Anyway, I’m actually quite lucky that I do reside in Dubai for the time being and that I can hop on the next plane to go see the hubby when he’s there and free to go out and about. Honestly, we didn’t do much, as there isn’t a lot to see in Kuwait, but the feeling of seeing my husband and knowing that he’s doing great and that he’s safe, made me feel a lot better and has made this deployment much easier to get through. We only got a day to hang out, but on a deployment, you learn to take what you can get. Every minute counts and to me, that’s more than enough 🙂
The view from the hotel!
Apparently the hotel thinks I’m a dude and clearly forgot my first name as well lol
The nice parts of Kuwait
Soldier boy 😛
I really need to get myself a boat lol
I’m finally back after my 2 month absence on my blog and I do apologize. It has been a hectic 2 months with trying to sort out my immigration paper work which finally came through (YAY) and trying to get all packed up as I recently moved back to Dubai, UAE (my hometown) to visit my family for a couple of months while the husband is deployed. Time is not going fast enough for him to come home! On the plus side, we are on the same time zone, so it’s become a lot easier for us to communicate more often.
Being back in Dubai feels surreal. It’s been about 9 months since I’ve been back and it sure feels great to call this place home. I can’t wait to explore more of what Dubai has to offer. It’s definitely going to be an exciting couple of months.
Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
View from the top!