Madree leesh I always overpack my bags? I can’t even fit my shoes in there If I ever decide to do some shopping in Dubai then I’ll have to stuff ‘em in Rami’s bag, he has more space.
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I did go to the event but I didn’t stay too long. It was over-crowded it felt like Eid and Rami had a hard time finding a parking space and when we did it was 2:30pm! So we missed Imperial 27. I called Chika but the signal was so bad, I didn’t get to see anyone, all I saw was harakat bahlawaniyah!
Ps. Rami took the picture above.
Remember my previous post Jazeera Airways Sucks, well someone by the name ‘Airline’ who I assume might work for them doesn’t seem to think I was fair about the whole incident. Here’s what he wrote:
September 24th, 2007 at 9:09 am
First of all I would like to inform you that the gates are assigned to the airlines by the Kuwait DGCA. The airport is fully owned by the Kuwait DGCA. I understand that once there was an incident by mistake they assigned same gate for 2 JZR flights. It’s not the airlines mistake…you have to blame the DGCA for that.
Second thing, I have travelled many times with JZR, on Row no. 4 which is just behind the curtain separating J+ and Jazeera pax. I have never seen that the curtain touching anyones face. You are exhagurating things beyond reality.
And regarding the Infant Seat Belt, I strongly disagree with you. The crew is informed well in advance that how many infants are onboard and what’s their seat numbers. Immediately the pax is seated they supply the seat belts. What you mentioned is very difficult to beleive.
Therefore, please it’s very easy to critisise, without knowing the real fact!”
I’d like to reply to him here. I’m not exaggerating at all and I have nothing to gain from all of this. I was truthful about it. It was a noisy flight and it was a very baby-unfriendly one. Everyone was pushy, queue was too long and disorganized. No one was there to help us out. Other flights would respect the elderly or parents who had infants with them and they’d probably let them board first. I didn’t see that with Jazeera Airways. So how do you say I’m exaggerating about my whole experience with them! Plus it’s the airlines responsibility to act quickly to solve any issues with anyone, it’s so unacceptable to start putting the whole blame on DGCA, making up excuses for this and leaving passengers take the whole situation in their hands, without even giving passengers any prior notice about all of this. So how was I unfair?
We went to Dubai last week on Tuesday and got back Friday night. Rami had a 2-day training course so we stayed at SAS internet city which is closer to where his course is held. I really liked my stay there. The hotel was recently refurnished and I pretty much liked how it had a modern and stylish look to it. I had fun inspite of doing almost nothing from the morning to 6:30pm, during the times Rami was away, other than watching tv and hanging around in the lobby with my baby baby. Hassan enjoyed looking out the window at the swimming pool area and jumping up and down the bed lol.
I have to say that everytime I go to Dubai I’m much more impressed than before. I love how it’s growing at this fast rate and there’s always something to do there. I don’t want to even start on comparing Mall of Emirates or Ibn Battuta to the Avenues, no comparison. It’s sad really but it’s the truth, a mall as big as TheAvenues did not actually meet up with my expectations of a mall. I really hope this would change.
P.s. I won’t promise to post any pictures like most times I can’t keep my promise.
I had a fantastic time in Sharm El-Sheikh. It felt good to actually be baby-free for 4 nights. I stayed at Jolly Ville Movenpick and I made sure to try everything there is to try before I left. I did some parasailing, horseriding, snorkeling, little tanning in the balcony, shopping in Khaleej Na’ama and many more fun stuff.
I attended Tamer Hosni’s supposedly free concert on our first day there, though we ended paying around 2 kd to get in but it rocked.
I saw a puppet dance show followed by Tito, a male belly dancer who danced better than any lady dancer there is. I watched a whirling dervish performing his twirling dance, they’re also called Rowanda. It was cool.
I ate lots and lots of grilled shrimps at Safsafa, the best seafood restaurant in Sharm for only 50 Egyptian pounds. I drank the best turkish coffee and even had my fortune told for free.
I asked a taxi driver why most taxi drivers never hit the breaks when they see people crossing the road he said most of them didn’t understand the pedestrian signs, I thought that was a lame excuse to run people over.
I found it extremely inconvenient to have walk pavements half a metre high from the ground, it made it so difficult for us to climb them up and down. I don’t understand why they were build so high up?
All in all, I had a hard time leaving Sharm and Sharm had a hard time parting us that our flight was delayed several hours by the dust storm in Kuwait. I made friends with everyone in the airport, people everywhere were so much friendly and easy going. So peaceful.
The following song will show everyone how much it left a great impact on me.
Before our flight back to Kuwait we were eating our breakfast at Dairy Queen, Dubai Airport. Rami’s niece pointed out that the guy across our table was eating the table’s leftovers. He just sat down and started eating off their plates. He didn’t look like someone who is starved to death for days, in fact he was dressed very nicely nothing too suspicious. We weren’t convinced so we kept a good look at him and saw that he had another friend with him, both of them were scouring tables for food. I hate to see untouched leftover food go to waste but eating after strangers is so horrible, not hygienic at all. I couldn’t help giggling, it was so hilarious.. Then I had to go to the restroom and Rami witnessed the guy sit down at another table to have leftover dessert and the funny part is that he took his sweet time to cut up the food as though it was his own. So basically this guy had a balanced meal from other people’s leftovers. Good for him.
I loved Dubai’s airport … I’ll post some pictures of the airport later.
As we shopped in Dubai my brother joked: when people go to Dubai why do they buy stuff? Because it’s “Do-buy.”
I don’t feel like writing a post right now about my trip, but I will later because there’s so much to say.