It has been a good week so far….
Far away from the hustle and bustle of my office, Dubai has given me the best vacation in a long time. The last time I was here was in February 2009, which was also a time when I was almost fed up with my days at Kasargod branch. The situations are quite different at office than it were 2 years back – I have moved on, now with the bigger responsibilities and half a decade into the company, needed a good break to get back into shape.
Two years and there has not been much dramatic change in the basic Dubai atmosphere. The bad times from the recession days seem forgotten, the skyline has started growing again, and the metro has started running. Only the job market seems a bit dull. Around 40 resumes floated in a week, and not even a single call or email for interview.
Overall, it has been a BIG BIG change from 2000, the last time I was full time resident. Wow – really missing those days. How I really hope that I had taken the opportunities I had earlier to return and work here 😦
Climate is extremely hot, going out only in the evenings. Spending time during day going through the papers, reading history games and online gaming on cricinfo.
Will post more on this before vacation closes.
Burj Khalifa – Snap taken from my mobile cam
Image © Nidheesh Narayanan