Quick Dubai Update

It has been a few days since my last update. Last week I went to a party on the Palm with some people from church – played ultimate frisbee oon the beach and swam in the gulf. Lots of really great people here.

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The hosts of the party rented this big blowup slides for the kids. They loved it.

I have not taken many photos lately, mostly because I have spent much of my time at work.

Last night I went to get fish on the beach with some people from the office. It was nice to spend some time with some of my coworkers outside of work. I learned probably more than I wanted to know about the office gossip…although nothing I was not already aware of.
Fresh fish!

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Instead of eating at the less-than-appealing tables at the restaurant, we took the fish to the beach.

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This guy’s name is Obaid and he works in client relations. He is from Syria and his family has been very affected by the uprisings there. It is a very sad situation.

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I almost forgot to mention that I had to leave the country last week in order to renew my visa. The firm sent me to Oman. Very uneventful – there and back within a few hours.

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Last week I was in the marina area and passes two fur coat stores right next to each other. There is a fur coat market in Dubai, where the average daily temperature is in the high 80s.

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I am still learning a lot at work and am continually thrown into new situations that challenge me. I really miss Heather and the boys – overall, this really does feel like a sacrifice and is not fun. I am hopeful that in some way this will all pay off.

One response

  1. Nate & I were so excited to see an update from Dubai!!! So sorry we missed you yesterday – we were at church. Call again this week!!! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to catch up – we are just busy packing & moving. Thinking about you all the time!

    I’m so glad that you’re spending time with good people & enjoying yourself when you’re not at the office. I’m sure you miss your family so much – but H & F & J will be so excited to see you again!

    Love you!

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