I am in my new office. It is in the cafe of the Kempinski Hotel which is in the Mall of the Emirates. The luxury villa we have been lent by my old university chum doesn’t have internet access, so I have to come here to check my messages. There is an interesting view on the other side of the glass wall I am opposite.
What would you expect? Shops perhaps? A camel grazing peacefully? Wrong. There is a ski slope. It’s amazing. You go along, you pay around £15 per person and they give you skis, boots, helmets, poles and SNOW. The only thing you have to buy is gloves. We are booked in for 2pm. For a nervous (and rather reluctant) skier like myself, it’s ideal. There are no black runs to terrify me, or mountain drops, or hair-pin bends. And best of all, you are limited to two hours. Then you can go shopping.
I like Dubai so far. I am especially loving being in a home. This morning we went for a walk on the beach, then I did some yoga then we had a cooked breakfast (with baked beans, yum). This afternoon we will be skiing. This evening we will be swimming in the sea in front of the villa while my risotto simmers. There are many worse days to spend a Saturday.
Copyright: Helena Frith Powell 2008
That’s funny Helena. They have fake snow in the desert…and here in Canada (in the West Edmonton Mall) they have a fake tropical beach…with sand, and waves, and everything. Unfortunately Margaritas are not included!
We have no snow in England but the weather is glorious.
Yay! I am so happy things are becoming less chaotic for you.
Here in the US, the pot is boiling over…
No wonder petrol costs so much for the rest of us!!!! Snow in the desert, what a stupid idea. Obviously too much money and not enough sense.
Amazing! How interesting. Last thing I expected.
Good luck with your house hunting.