Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My…

Yesterday morning we woke up to a natural phenomena that seldom happens in this part of the world – rain! And not just the usual three drops, but heavy downpours accompanied by thunder and lightning.

I’m sure it wasn’t good news for all the outdoor activities and events going on this time of year, like the World Parachuting Championship that got under way a few days ago and of course the preparation for tomorrow’s National Day, but I was loving it!

Those of you not living in Dubai are probably a bit miffed with me for blogging about such a mundane subject. Rain, so what? What’s the big deal? Living in a desert climate – rain is a big deal! Especially since it only occurs a couple of times a year… if we’re lucky!

As always when it rains, I had one concern. Will the inside of the house remain dry? Houses in Dubai are not very waterproof, but luckily we seem to have escaped the rain without any major water damage this time around. 

Every year since we arrived in Dubai the annual NBG Norwegian Christmas Dinner “Julebord” has been held in someones private garden. Last night it was again time to get all dressed up for the “Julebord” – and this time in a 5-star hotel ballroom. Talk about luck!

This morning the sun is shining and clean air is caressing us with a “cool” 25 degrees C – and for saying that I’m sure I’ll be hated by anyone in Norway reading this!

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In February 2016 I moved back to my native Norway after 13 years in Dubai, preceeded by two years in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Before becoming a full time expat in 2001, I had a carrer as a travel consultant in Norway. My expat portfolio also includes six of my teenage years in Bahrain many moons ago and two years in Southport, Connecticut, USA.

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