Not in a Dubai state of mind

I haven’t written much lately because I’ve been away from Dubai for around 2 1/2 months now.  It feels far away.  Obviously, it is  far away (8,179 miles, to be exact!).  But it’s also because of a sense of detachment.  I’ve been too busy with a few of my favorite things here in Texas to reconnect to my Dubai state of mind.

Family and friends.  That goes without saying, obviously, they are first on my  list of “favorite things in Texas.”

But then there are so many other fabulous things about being home.  A few of which are:

One of the not-so-fabulous things?

No, that’s not a repeat from my May 19th picture that was documenting the temperature in Dubai.  The temperature here has been 100+, with the heat index (how hot it feels – always warmer than the actual temperature because of the high humidity) hovering around 105-108 in the shade, 118-120 in direct sunlight.  And not one drop of rain since June!  And the last time prior to that was in  January.  Sounds a lot like the desert to me.

I know what you’re thinking. Don’t people leave Dubai in the summer to escape the heat?  This isn’t much of an escape, but who cares about the weather when you have your family, friends, delicious food and great shopping to keep your spirits up.  And the constant hum of the air conditioner doesn’t hurt either.

Not much longer to go though, and we’ll be back in the middle east.  Despite really enjoying our time here and the other places we visited this summer, it will be really nice to get back to our new home in Dubai.

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About Lynda

Longhorns and Camels is a blog about exploring Dubai from the perspective of an expat from Texas. It features stories about living in Dubai including descriptions of local culture and popular activities in the region. It also includes photography of the UAE and other countries abroad. It has been recommended by several well-known guides for expatriates: InterNations, ExpatWoman and Expat Focus.
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