Friday, December 4, 2009

Dubai birthday

No, I'm actually not referring to Dubai's birthday, aka National Day, which just occurred on 2 December (Dubai is 38 this year, btw). What I'm referring to is the fact that last night my Dubai friends helped me celebrate MY birthday, even if we did celebrate five days early.

It was quite nice really. We went to Morgan's house for dinner (he made a turkey!) and almost all of my Dubai friends were there - Amiri, Angelique and Tamer, Sharif and Yosra, George and his wife and son, and Morgan, of course. We ate, drank, and were merry. And then there was cake! Tamer and Angel even got me a gift which was very sweet and unexpected.

Everyone in Dubai has been super cool to me and the birthday party was just icing on the cake (pun intended!).


  1. That's awesome! It sounds like you made some great friends, which I knew you would. You just got that sort of charisma. Now maybe you'll start believing it. (-:

    Love ya! And early Happy Birthday!

  2. This is so cool, that these people you've only known for a short time would go to such lengths to celebrate with you before you continue your trip. You're very lucky and I'm glad you had such a good time

  3. Yes, I really have met some great people. I consider myself to be very lucky and hope that I can continue these friendships as I travel and even afterwards when I settle down again.

    ToadMama, thanks for the early bday wishes!