07-10-19 Kingsley: Back to Dubai

Monday 7th October 2019

Passengers commend you for your thoughtful and considerate on-board behaviour, as we touchdown in Dubai. Not a peep from you and you never fought me when I turned off the entertainment and lay you on our big Tempur pillow for sleep. Slept at least 7 hours straight!

And then we emerge Dubai side the first time you’ve been back here in a year. You say ‘this doesn’t look like Dubai’ but thrn it is 2am and its dark. However once you spot the metro stations something in you is activated: and there is our old apartment block Al Kawakeb. ‘I REMEMBER!’ you enthuse!

Welcome back to Dubai my son: where you were conceived, born, nursery educated and where your best friends loved you best.