The first thing that gives you jitters when you move to Dubai is commuting from one place to the other, though Dubai is well connected by its local transport system like metro, buses and taxis. But unless you are sure of the routes, numbers and have plenty of time in hand….local transport can be a disadvantage. When we moved here in March 2014, on the top priority after settling kids in school was registering for the driving classes. The deadline I set for myself was July end, I would like to have a licence in hand. So the roller coaster ride began…
First was the to and fro trips to schools of my two daughters, both in 2 different directions. The older one had Gems Modern Academy, Naad Al Sheba on her mind and the younger needed special education so no choice but Al Noor at Al Barsha. Each time we stepped out to catch a taxi or take the metro, we wished we owned a car. It would make life so much easier as at times waiting for a taxi in Dubai heat can get to you. Or even tagging the kids along as you hop skip and jump changing metros could be a pain. But beggars can’t be choosers. But I must say….the kids were very supportive and often enjoyed the joyride without cribbing. Each time the thought of taking a metro and changing at various routes gave me goosebumps and I was almost tempted to take a cab,knowing well how expensive they are, my kids motivated me to take a bus or the metro…kudos to them!!And I must say, if I learnt to swipe the metro card while boarding or leaving the bus and each time it blinked “checked in/out successfully” in green, I felt a strange sense of achievement!!! Yay!!! I did it…this was just the beginning. The real tests were yet to start….

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An entrepreneur in HR field with previous work experience in education, hotels and training., I enjoy my journey of life trying to make my 16 year old daughter diagnosed with Down Syndrome, independent and well integrated into the society. Being a typical Taurean, I take life head on and am ready to face challenges with a perennial smile. A passionate poet, I love to spread sunshine through my poetry that touch souls.


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