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Monday, March 30, 2009

Wet Weather in Dubai

The current wet weather in Dubai has been accompanied by bursts of strong winds which saw a huge digital print hanging from a prominent building on Sheikh Zayed Road Monday. It was later carefully taken down by workmen under the watchful eyes of the Dubai Police. The bad weather is expected to continue through Tuesday.

These pictures of the torn digital print show the pain brought about by the inclement weather in Dubai adding to the woes occasioned by the economic crisis. For those counting cars however, the news is that traffic in Dubai has seen a marked increase from January this year. 

Outdoor activities including construction work on the Metro are also affected by the weather. At the Metro Station near Emirates Towers workers are normally seen working thorugh the night under fllodlights. The lights were off and the workers nowhere to be seen as the gusty winds and driving rain slowed traffic on Sheikh Zayed Road, Tuesday evening.

In Words

Loved and mentored by parents with values and discipline and a passion for good English; guided by teachers who wouldn't spare the rod to ensure excellence; copywriter; on-line journalist; editor-in-chief; and at long last, giving into the passion; Freelance Writer.

Nurtured in advertising and PR from freelance copywriter to account director and agency head; engaged throughout to humanitarian work in NGOs including the Red Cross and the UNDP; and experienced in both public and private sectors.

Looking forward to a future of writing on diverse subjects; sharing knowledge and experience; enriching the lives of others; but most of all, acquiring more knowledge and using it to make the world a better place for all.

More of my writing:
* Fuelling the Peace Process * Concepts for decentralisation of government * PEACE: Is it still an elusive dream? * Interview with the late Major General Trond Furuhovde first Head of the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission * How polar bears are affected by global warming * Red Cross takes lead in clean water for Sri Lanka flood victims * The poorest hardest hit by Sri Lanka floods *