Its turkey time…Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends and readers…aside from the fabulous food, this is a day to reflect on all the things we are thankful for…I am thankful for so much this year…my family, my friends,my work, a safe place to live, food to eat, a car to drive…even the day to day things we simply take for granted.
I wish you all a day of peace, good food and even better company.
Or should I say, Dubai did it…I am so happy and incredibly excited that Dubai has won the bid to host the Expo 2020!!
The excitement in the city is palpable and as the announcement was made in Paris about 30 minutes ago, I could hear all the fireworks displays in the city..unfortunately I couldn’t see a thing, but apparently the city has gone crazy!! I feel so proud to be part of this amazing city which has such a positive vibe most of the time, but it will go into overdrive after this announcement!
I am sure once everyone has calmed down, the reality will be that we will all have to deal with an even more frenetic pace in the city (and much more traffic)but what a great achievement for our leader, HH Sheihk Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and his incredible team who put so much effort into our presentation for the bid. Without the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed, none of this would be possible and Dubai certainly would not be the place it is….I feel so lucky to be living in such an amazing place.
If you would like to see the film which was part of the Dubai bid, please click on the link. Its a great video and well worth a look.
The UAE and Dubai in particular is buzzing right now with the imminent announcement of the host of the Expo 2020. To add to the excitement, the UAE celebrates its 42nd anniversary on December the 2nd.
The mood is really positive and almost everyone is convinced that we will win the bid to host the 2020 Expo…as HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum has said, even if we don’t win, Dubai will still grow and prosper at an incredibly fast rate but it would be SO GREAT if we did win the bid!! We certainly have the infrastructure, (our second major airport was opened recently) it is one of the safest countries in the world and we have numerous tourist attractions which would enthrall even the most jaded of travelers!
It would mean a great boost for my work too..more hotels would need to be built and malls will be made bigger and better than before…all this requires luxury decoration and I will hopefully be there to provide it!
I am holding thumbs and hoping for the future of Dubai, that we get the bid. We will find out tomorrow!
Or at least my blog is….I cannot believe that I have been writing for three years already! I started my blog as a journal to keep track of what I do each day, things that inspire me and the projects I work on, and although I have not been diligent about writing every day, I have loved reading my earlier posts about things I had forgotten about!
I have also met (virtually that is) some wonderful bloggers and even reconnected with a couple of friends I had lost touch with…all in all, it has been a great experience, whether, like me, you write just for yourself, or if you write as a business and make money from your blog. For me, the fun is in reading other peoples blogs and letting my inspiration be triggered by images I see or another blog post I may read. I also love the fact that people comment on what I write about…I always find it so rewarding to realise that not only my family and friends read my posts , but also people who may think I actually have something interesting to write about.
To all of you lovely readers who take the time to pop over…thank you ..I truly appreciate all the comments you leave. Hopefully I will feel inspired to continue for the next three years!