The Weekend, sometime late January 2015
One of Kingsley’s favourite outdoor activities is taking a metro ride; already he comprehends and answers my question “where is the train?” by grunting something and pointing a little finger towards the hurtling train as it approaches the platform.
On this particular weekend he and I decided upon travel in the luxurious “Gold Class” cabin. I sat my bum on powder blue bucket leather seats, and Kingsley enjoyed an uninterrupted view of the city skyline from his buggy as we whizzed past skyscrapers.
Notwithstanding the many signs on the train and at every station that state in plain English ‘No eating or drinking on the metro,’ there was no way I would allow King to go hungry over the half hour ride to GIGCO. And sure enough he took a bottle of milk and nibbled on treats and even ate some banana. None of the other travelers minded the infant taking nourishment, and we all enjoyed a fuss-free, crying-free commute.
May I present Dubai’s cutest metro traveler, Kingsley…