Tagged: dubai

Floody rains in the desert

You don’t normally think of rains in the desert. Deserts are supposed to be… deserty, right? And the Middle East is the desertiest of all known deserts. When you think of the Middle Eastern desert, you think of an Arab nomad herding a line of camels on top of dry...

Killing your drive

I know a lot of people who are passionate about driving. Something about the roar of the engine, the high of being in control, the weird psychological feeling that it’s an extension of your personal space – I’m not sure exactly what drives the passion, but it’s irrefutable. There are...

The Great Dubai Househunt

Over the last year or so, I’ve been routinely throwing away all my spare time on a dead-end project – my office commute. That’s somewhere over 100 hours per month on one of the most misery-inducing activity on the planet. I thought of moving closer to office, but the rents...

The Crawling Dread

Eyes sagging, half drowsing, and virtually devoid of life, the hungry, tired masses form a crowd in the desolate landscape, rotting under the scorching sun. Slowly, they move, inch by inch, hungry and irritated, blaring and wailing at each other. That’s not a glimpse into a generic horror movie trope. That’s...

Save, big spender

Picture, if you will, the middle east. If you are most people, – and statistically, most of you are – then you had the picture of clear sand dunes in the desert with armed masked travelers on a string of camels trekking to their dark green canvas tents. Now picture...

For Paul Van Syne, My Dear

I know it’s late, but… Happy New Year to one and all. Hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. This was my first New Year outside the country, and this New Year’s Eve, I wanted  to do something really special, something I’ve never done before. Specifically, I wanted to...

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