When the going gets hot, the hot go to #Dubai Sports World

The Summer heat in Dubai was making my weekly tennis matches a game more of perseverance, attrition, and stupidity than fun or skill. Rather than migrate to the air-conditioned squash court, a friend found a good tennis deal going at Dubai Sports World.  To be clear, it is on planet Earth between June 21 and August […]

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Death of elite swimmer in Fujairah

Crippen died last Saturday while competing in FINA Open Water 10km World Cup at Fujairah. via – National News. This news is quite worrying.  It seems the swimmer drowned, perhaps as a result of the UAE waters being too hot for elite competition – which I can understand.

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Dubai World Cup

One of the things that sealed the deal for us to agree to moving Dubai, was their love of sports.  And horse racing is one of the more preferred sports.  The weekend just gone was the Dubai World Cup – the $10M horse race – apparently the richest race in the world.  Incidentally I thought […]

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Conned again

Last night I was conned on the street by Indian beggers.  The guy was holding a baby and with his wife, so his story of the family not having money for food or milk appealed to the senses of an absent father.  To be honest it felt a bit like a con (I mean I […]

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