Christmas Day in Dubai
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Santa managed to find his way to our hotel room last night. Since he could not locate our stockings he used two of Sean’s clean socks and filled them with chocolates and American money. Although we lacked the traditional offering of cookies and milk, he seemed quite satisfied with his choice of fresh fruit (he chose the green apple) and Evian. He even found our stash of candy canes and hung them on every drawer pull and door knob. While Eisa’s family slept in, Sean and the kids played in the pool and I had a fight with the ironing board (they told us to use their maids if we needed anything and in this instance it would have been much better for my nails and my patience to have Delia do it). We went to the Kempenski Emirates Mall today for lunch at a Persian restaurant and then to window shop at their amazing stores. Huda and Eisa bought us the incense burner (and while we’re on the topic, I’d like to mention that Respa, Zyrtec, and Tylenol have been good friends to me throughout these days of constant perfume, oils, and incense) which I’ll have to learn to use. It seems to be a really appropriate gift for Christmas because Jesus was given incense when He was born and we were told that to put incense on your clothes give you a blessing (it usually has the “Mr. Sandman” effect on me).We returned to the hotel for a short power nap (from 6:30-7:30 P.M.) so we could be ready to go to the Global Village.
The nap was just the thing we needed to get ready for a night at the Global Village, a market center where the Far East,