Dubai's Desperate Housewife

Trials and traumas of a full-time mum in Dubai

The (temporary) Dubai) tourist

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I just got back from dropping my mum at the airport after a three-week visit. Usually, at this point, I’m feeling quite wobbly as I go back to the house-with-the-mum-shaped-gap.

But today it hasn’t been so bad.

For a start, I learned a lesson from last year’s disastrous airport run and took DS straight from the airport to Carluccio’s for a slap-up lunch. That distracted both of us for a little while.

And, when we went home, I didn’t feel as bad as usual. We packed so much into this trip that it ended with no regrets. No “wish we’d done this”, “wish we’d had time to do that”. In the space of three weeks, we managed to:

          Host a dinner party for 20

Madam, your helicopter awaits...

          Throw a birthday party for DS

          Throw a birthday party for DD

          Have afternoon tea on Dubai Creek

          Do an aerial tour of Dubai by helicopter

          Take the kids to Kidzania

          Ride the trolleybus around Dubai Mall

          Ride the monorail up Palm Jumeirah

          Visit the Lost Chambers at Atlantis

          Have manicures and pedicures together at a beauty salon

          See “Oliver” at the theatre

          Have an Easter egg hunt in the garden

          Spend an afternoon at the beach

          Spend time with friends

          Watch the camel polo

          Eat lunch in a different place every day

It was great being a tourist for three weeks. But I do feel sorry for my mum’s friends back home: They’ve got to look at the photos.


Written by mrsdubai

April 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm

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  1. hehehe I miss tho touristy things in dubai but discovering new ones in Holland now

    Expat Mammy

    April 17, 2012 at 5:18 pm

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