This blog has evolved into a guide to Riyadh for Western expats from a housewife's perspective. Nothing controversial here, it's just your everyday run of the mill fluff...
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
shopping in dubai
I visited the BurJaman mall today. It was breathtaking and everything inside was brutally expensive except for the schwarma. Which by the way was very good.
I went to the Emirates Towers and got my hair cut at Toni and Guy. The muslim woman who sat down beside me asked for a screen to be put up around her for privacy as she took off her head covering and abaya. I think my staring might have been a little obvious because the staff moved me to another chair shortly afterwards.
The temperature here is 41 degrees celsius today. The heat is actually not that bad - it's the humidity that's a killer. For this reason, the streets are totally deserted during the day. The only living things I could find on the street were these guys, and they seem to be having a fight:
Sorry it's a little blurry - I took the picture from a car window because I didn't want to get eaten.