Dubai for 17

Today is my oldest son’s 17th birthday.  I can’t believe I have a 17 year old.  I remember the first time I laid eyes on him and I said, that ain’t my baby with that alien head. lol. His head was so long from being in the birth canal for so many hours.  But after a day or two, his head went down and I thought he was the cutest baby ever, bald and all.  He is so much like me, it’s scary sometimes.  He’s a good boy and one day he is going to make a good man.  He has a great future ahead of him as long he keeps focused on his goals.  I thank God for such a gift.

Today was also my husband’s 51st birthday.  God has surely blessed me. My husband is awesome.  He has set an amazing example for my boys.  I wish he was here to celebrate his birthday with us.  I love the males that are in my life.

We celebrated my son’s birthday in Dubai this past weekend.  The plane ride was less than 1 hour from Qatar to Dubai. We stayed at the JW Marriott Marquis the tallest hotel in the world.  I loved the hotel and highly recommend a stay there.  We visited both the Mall of Emirates and the Mall of Dubai, the biggest mall in the world.  We also went to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest free standing structure in the world.  Probably won’t do that again, it was underwhelming.  Dubai was very overcrowded.  It is much more developed than Qatar but to be honest I missed Doha.  We do plan on visiting again and staying longer so we can indulge in some tours and see more of Dubai and checking out the Atlantis resort.  Here are some pictures from our trip.

Author: phillygirl77

I've lived my whole life in Philadelphia. Daughter of a teacher, I later became one myself. When I heard about teaching overseas, I jumped feet first. Finally told yes, my two boys and I prepared for our new life abroad. Join us on our journey in Qatar!

2 thoughts on “Dubai for 17”

  1. LOL…great story and it looks like a great weekend. I should ask my mother how I looked when she first saw me. Happy Birthday Zamir it is great sharing my birthday with you. Keep the stories coming they are great.


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