Back From Dubai, And It’s Cold

Well, i’m back from Dubai and at time of writing there’s a 31 degree difference in temperature from this morning to this evening. Gone is the sun, replaced instead with cold, fog and freezing conditions.

I’ve made it back alive, my wallet virtually empty, sand in my phone, sand in my bags a light colour on my arms but it’s been an unreal time. Seeing the likes of the Burj Dubai, the Burj Al-Arab, the various malls, restaurants, souks, old areas, new building projects… a real eye opener.

I’ve another stack of photos to upload yet from the N95 and thats even before I touch the camera.

Got caught in a sand storm too this morning on the way to Abu Dahbi but I reckon if we can get through that, the fog on the m50 won’t stop me getting to Killenny and getting a pint in.

By the way, I’d recommend Etihad Airways to anyone. Two fantastic flights, great in-flight entertainment and great food.

For now though, it’s off for another drink refill here in the airport, a sleep on the bus, and a pint on the other end. It’s been a long day…


  1. keith bohanna November 30, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    welcome back Ken – and now you face a ban on all mentions of temperature, lack of camels and any other commentary on the woes of living in Ireland 🙂


  2. Ken McGuire November 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    That’s fair enough… I’ve had my fun in the sun for the next few years… back to sub zero temperatures, rain, bad traffic, potholes and the comfort of my own bed – it all evens outs.

  3. James Corbett November 30, 2008 at 7:49 pm

    Well even before you post the remaining photos Ken you’ve already convinced that I need to make the same trip. Hopefully next year.

  4. David November 30, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Welcome back! 🙂

    Looking forward to seeing the pics.

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