Then there was the car. With winning the Best Dressed Couple at the Dubai World Cup, we were afforded the privilege of zipping around town in a 2010 XKR Jaguar. Did I say zip? More like flew. A weekend out of town was the perfect opportunity to enjoy her on the open (and non-radar controlled roads).
I picked her up from the dealer and called Matt to tell him that this piece of machinery might make me a "car girl". I looked down at the speedometer to find myself doing 160km in a 80km. Hmm, double the speed limit and smooth as silk. Hadn't even noticed - this car was dangerous. For you car folks, here is what the manual told me: 0-100km/h in 4.8 seconds powered by a supercharged 5.0 liter V8 engine. Matt was impressed. Here he is enjoying his first few minutes down Sheikh Zayed Road.
Now for the ostrich. With an emergency pit stop necessary, and signs indicating we couldn't find another gas station for 60km we were forced to take the Jag to Bedouinland - the only establishment for miles - to find some facilities. The 9 foot tall ostriches roaming the facility took a particular interest in Matt (seen above) and stalked us all the way back to the car.