Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

Happy New Year

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I love New Year’s Day. Especially in Dubai, where you can be guaranteed a fabulously sunny day, with a crisp start that blossoms into a beautiful, warm day. The trees in my neighbourhood blossom at this time of year and I wish I could bottle the scent of their little yellow, puff-ball flowers.

There’s nothing nicer, for me, than sitting outside in the sunshine on New Year’s Day, with a clear head, thinking what I’m going to achieve in the upcoming year.

Remote-controlled speedboat racing in the pool - always a highlight of New Year's Eve

 

New Year’s Eve, though, is a bit take-it-or-leave-it for me. Ideally I’d go to bed before 11pm and wake up fresh for all that flower-sniffing and thinking on New Year’s Day.

Anyway, staying in wasn’t an option this year. Having decided not to splash £500 a head on the QE2 party, and not to sit in traffic trying to get up to the Burj Khalifa to see those fireworks live, we plumped for two parties, both held by dear friends.

First up was the party thrown by our friends across the road, who’ve entertained us on NYE every year since 2005. We stayed with them for a catered sit-down dinner, speedboat racing and midnight kisses, then trotted tipsily down the road to our other friends, to join them for (more) dessert, dancing by the pool and telling stories by the crackling open fire.

It was so late there was barely any point in going to bed before DS woke up, but it was great. Even if I didn’t win the speedboat racing.

Happy New Year!

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Written by mrsdubai

January 2, 2012 at 1:29 pm

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  1. Happy New Year. Have just come across your blog and absolutely love it. Hoping to make it out to Dubai at some point this year and what you’ve written already has proven invaluable. Keep writing 🙂

    S

    January 6, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    • Thank you so much fofr your kind comment. Will you be moving to Dubai, or just coming on holiday? xox

      mrsdubai

      January 9, 2012 at 5:14 pm

      • Moving, fingers crossed. We have some similarities to yourselves. I work in media but that’s taken a back seat since I had my daughter in 2009. Both my husband and I have lived and worked abroad before we met, and the itch to escape the drudge of the UK has overcome us once more!

        Siriol

        January 11, 2012 at 12:09 am


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