Sunday, January 06, 2013

The Russians are here

One big change in Dubai that's becoming increasingly apparent is the number of Russians in the city. An increasing number are working here and even more are visiting as tourists -they seem to be the majority of guests in the hotels we've been into over the past couple of weeks.

I've been seeing more and more signs and menus in Russian:

It's obviously a reflection of their numbers and spending power.

And so it's back to Oz. Flying out in the early hours of tomorrow morning and due to land in Sydney soon after 10pm. The hot weather covering the country was forecast to give Sydney a miss but I see from the latest reports that's been revised. Our home town will reach 43C on Tuesday they're now saying, twenty degrees hotter than today here in Dubai Marina.

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