Hello, welcome to Matt and Katie's Blog! We originally started this for our friends and families, and to help acclimate to the desert heat. It's taken on a life of its own, and we're now using it to share the best of what we see, point out our mistakes, and, with any luck, help others around us THRIVE. Enjoy!
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
It's Getting Toasty!
Whew! It's starting to get really hot over here. I really shouldn't even think about complaining at this stage, because this is just the beginning of a long, sweltering summer. Today it was 105 degrees. I went to pick up milk at our local store, just a 2 minute walk outside, and came back looking like I had spent 30 minutes on the treadmill! The most shocking thing about the heat in Dubai is the nights. It's 10:30pm at night here, and it is 95 degrees. Once it gets hot here it never actually cools down again until 4 months later when Fall comes. In the states, I've always been accustomed to looking forward to a beautiful summer night, no matter how hot the day was. In Dubai there is no such luck. As a result, the outdoor night life here has kicked into high gear. Everyone is desperate to get in just one more evening at the outdoor eateries, bars, and clubs, before we have to head into air-conditioned hibernation for the next several months. Here we are at the Roof Top, trying like the rest of our peers to soak up the outdoor ambiance. It was 90 degrees in this shot taken just after midnight. I think you can tell we are starting to melt!
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