I’m in Dubai again today. Although I thought I had imagined it last time, the place is really very quiet. The airport was virtually empty with no queues for immigration and taxis. The roads are, in Dubai’s standard, deserted!
The above is a view that I’m very familiar with. I stay at this hotel many times during the year. The main road, Sh Zayed Road, usually has bumper-to-bumper traffic most of the day – and the early part of the night. The swimming pool is always, and I do mean always, so busy that I never thought of going down for a quick swim. During the busy afternoon time on a glorious sunny day, there were four people there.
I’m sure Dubai will pick up again. I pray it’s soon. They deserve it with all the hard work that has gone into it.