Tuesday, July 1, 2008

One of these nites

As of now, I am not sure which zone I am in.... not just time-wise, but in every sense.Dubai can get a bit too intense ( must be all those camels), especially if what you are looking for is some serious r&r, and what you get is frenzy! Though, a much needed pedicure in the best nail bar in town (Emirates Towers), provided the required respite. For starters, a delicate Phillipina, working on my big toe discovered a painful, ingrown nail. I yelped in pain, startling all the veiled sheikhas having the 9th manicure of the week, but was eternally grateful to the young girl for detecting the bloody thing and taking deft care of it. Meanwhile, I couldn't take my eyes off the sheikhas, who were busy flirting on the cell phone. Were they setting up secret assignations? Was it with the men whiling away precious hours at the strategically positioned Starbucks, right across the nail bar ? Dubai is so full of intrigue. And lust. It is evident in those hungry eyes...
Sheikh Mo, is the main man. And he often hangs around in the Boulevard of his magnificent Towers. My daughter nearly fell off her bench at the trendy Noodle House, when he walked in last week - no bodyguards, no hangers on. Magnetic and brilliant, he's the person who has transformed Dubai and made it into a genuine hot spot that can comfortably take on any European city today, in terms of amenities and opportunities.
Five days in Dubai are about as long as one can endure that life of luxe. From forty eight degrees in the shade there, to flooding and torrential rain in Mumbai.... it's been quite a week. More tomorrow. Right now, I want to know how much lower the sensex can go.Plunging stocks and rising hemlines generally go together. Watch this space...bye for now.And don't say it ... u missed me, right?

6 comments:

onKIA said...

M'am De',

Its Foreign versus Desi! East versus West! Haves versus Havenots!! An old national saying (Duur ke Dhol Suhavne lagte hain). The Sensex going lower and the hemlines going up are a result of Globalisation. Meeting new people new cultures and finding out in the end the emotions and the feelings , the hunger and the pain, the lust and the luxury are same every where. The Question is who reaches where first.

Vinod Agarwal - Better safe than sorry!!

Tys on Ice said...

u seriously thinking they are flirting with those sms ?...damn! here i thought they were keeping track on the oil prices or something...

sheik Mo rules! thats my disclaimer in case this is considered offensive and i have to spend the rest of years in a room with the ac screwed on backwards..

dayanand said...

Kya madam, jaisa desh waisa bhes

Shobhaa De said...

guys, i just love your responses. good to know we share a sense of humour!

Shobhaa De said...

keep visiting. there's more where that came from.

Ananya said...

Sheikh Mo was my pin up man!I had a milllion pics of him...not exagerating as all the appers back there had atleast a pic of him a day! He was a handsome prince...He still is a handsome King!...Hope hubby isnt snooping around reading this!:)