Sunday, April 30, 2006

Only in Dubai...

I had another full-day meeting today. Same location as yesterday. But, because of the never-ending "Jumeirah Beautification Project", the entrance to the place where we had the meeting has changed. Overnight! I was so confused.

I had to keep on driving for a few hundred meters before finally finding a place where I could u-turn....but then the road forked into two roads, one of which led to the place I was trying to get to....

What a mess! Only in Dubai does the entrance to a place change just like that, overnight!

Jumeirah road has been in the process of being beautified since God knows how long, and the work was supposed to be done in January. Three months later and driving on that road is still a stomach-churning experience. Why does it need to be beautified anyway? As far as I'm concerned, it looked just fine before this whole mess started.

1 comment:

nzm said...

I recently (in the past week) read somewhere that it was all supposed to be finished in about 3 weeks' time, but I can't see that happening.

Everytime I go to my dental surgery, it's like discovering a whole new way of getting there!

If familiarity breeds contempt, then unfamiliarity breeds panic in me - at least in the dark on Jumeirah Beach road while trying to find the entrance to the dentist!