Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dubai

To me, Dubai is like a teenager.

Sometimes he's sulking, moody.  He tells you sullenly several times a day - "Don't forget, you are just a guest in my house!". 
But then he turns around, gives you a pretty smile and asks you not to leave.  "Let's go play", he tells you.  "We'll have a good time, you'll see".

Sometimes Dubai is cruel, selfish and impossible to deal with. But often he's also exorbitantly generous, welcoming and kind.

Dubai is trying really hard to be as suave and sophisticated as the older boys.  For now, however,  he's too small for his britches and still going through some growing pains. 

If you talk to other adults about him, some will say that Dubai is a charmer who'll do very well in life.  Others will claim that he's a spoiled little brat who deserves his ears  boxed.

More often than not I wish that he'd grow up already.  But now and then, I find myself completely smitten with it's boyish charisma!

And these are my thoughts on Dubai.
I wonder what does he think about me?



The pix below is from the wonderful site http://www.dubaiasitusedtobe.com/

Please go there and check out amazing pics of Dubai before the discovery of oil.  It will give you a better understanding of it's people, the way it is now and how much it grew within just a few decades.








3 comments:

Dora said...

I really loved reading this post.I'd love to hear more about Dubai :)

i.r. said...

Thanks Dora! Dubais is such a fascinating and exciting place - why don't you visit sometimes?

Infanta said...

интересный пост.приятно было почитать)

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