Dubai World Cup: 2017

..and the two years previous (included at the end).

The last week of March I was in Dubai again for a quick trip. It was nice to go back for a final visit to the place I lived for four years. I timed it so I could attend The World Cup they do every year -it’s so much fun.

Dressing up + champagne + fascinators.

How can you go wrong? (you can’t!)

This year the weather was acting up and being weird, which made it more interesting — but definitely just as much fun!

(FYI: The movie clip at the beginning is from My Fair Lady , when they go to the races. All of the outfits are amazing.  )


Three Years

I used to be in awe of people I met, who had been cabin crew for 3 or more years.

I could not imagine staying that long in Dubai.

And here I am ! 3 years.

Life. You just never know what will happen.

To mark the fact that I did it, completed my first contract with my airline and will stay probably another few months (but who really knows), here is not one but TWO videos of all the memories.

{I had made the first video, decided I didn’t like it, started over with the 2nd video, but then decided I did like the first video. And now I have two videos.}

Video 1

Video 2

So now you can tell me which one you like more.

Because I can’t decide.

Day at the Races

I just cannot believe I have lived in Dubai for 2 1/2 years, and this was the first time I have gone to the World Cup. What is wrong with me?! I mean, dressing up, wearing hats, and drinking champagne?

((Not to mention seeing some horses race))

My kind of day.

And to start it off, our security guards must have been really impressed; actually seeing us with makeup and wearing something a little bit nicer than jeans. They wanted a picture.

RE Camera

(the proof)

Kimmy and I had watched “My Fair Lady” the night before, to prepare for this event. They have a scene where Audrey Hepburn goes to the races. And everyone wears these amazing dresses and hats. It was pretty much exactly like that (the hats and the dresses might have been a little tinier at yesterdays race).

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We managed to walk around in our hats and our heels for a full 12 hours, that ended with a firework show and Kylie Minogue (and the fact that I only knew one of her songs proved to not be an issue. Such a fun concert). Probably one of my favorite days I have had in Dubai so far. I am really glad my last minute decision (literally decided to attend this event the day before) ended up working out so perfectly.