Sunday, August 07, 2011

Dubai, city of life

There's a movie called 'City of Life'. It's about a few threads of stories that happen in the city of Dubai. It truly is the city of life.I've been here for the past five years and have grown leaps and bounds along with it. When I came here we used to live in Sharjah and visits to Dubai were few and far between. I couldn't really recognize much aside from the 'pointy buildings' the Emirates Towers. They were after all the tallest buildings in Dubai at one point before Burj Khalifa towered above all else.
I love the fact that it was here that I started my humble career as a writer and the opportunities I got here have made me the happy person I am today. I love Sheikh Zayed Road, even more so now because I can actually drive now. I got my license a long time ago but started driving alone to work only recently. It is so much fun to put on some favourite music and drive down. Just follow the big ass bus or enjoy changing lanes in the disciplined traffic.
Dubai meant setting up our first independent home. Then when we moved to Dubai I got to do up my home all from scratch as the home we live in now is the first we've owned. I'm very proud of my home. I put every little thing in it with my own hands and I love spending time in it. I'm not much of a social butterfly, more of a homebody and given a choice would spend hours reading or vegetating in front of the tv. When I didn't have a full time job that used to happen often but now I look forward to the weekends to be on my own.
Recently our office moved to Sheikh Zayed Road and I have the best view. I can see the cars whizzing by and the trains crossing each other. For some reason I get mesmerised when the trains pass each other and cannot look away. I love the big windows and the light that comes in and illuminates my desk.
I've met so many wonderful people here. It would be difficult to name all of them but it would suffice to say that I've been fortunate. And with that I want to thank this city for changing my life in such a wonderful way.

1 comment:

soulitude said...

Good things happen to good people..... Thats the 1st thought that comes when i read this piece .... And ive been with u thru most of these years ..... and i can feel ur joy..... and all i can say is that i am very happy for you and proud of u :) and all i wish for is that "the most u desire is the least u achieve" ... now and always ... Muah ....