For the GEEK in you

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

New Dubai

Bur Dubai is not quite as spiffy as the posters. Ah, the quality of life.

A phenomenon I've noticed recently - the dust has become so thick it's impossible to keep it away. Used to be you could wash your car bimonthly - lucky if you can get away with three days now.

And the dust is really weird - this greyish, powdery, kind of thing that reminds me an awful lot of concrete dust. Lord only knows what it's doing to our lungs, but hey, if we don't like it, we can leave right? Or stop breathing.


Blogger Dubai Sunshine said...

Today was particularly bad...I was driving down Sheikh Zayed Road today and could barely see the buildings in the distance. They were lost under a thick layer of dust/smog/humidity....or whatever that was!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Seabee said...

Marwan, you're right. It isn't sand, it's cement dust. What it's doing to our lungs doesn't bear thinking about.

8:22 AM  
Blogger moryarti said...

July and August are always sandy months... this is nothing. You should see what happens in Kuwait!

And Seabee is correct.. it does look like its mixed with cement.

5:13 AM  

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