I’ve been wanting to go on a road trip for a long time. But as I was crying at the slightest provocation, I had to wait until my tear glands calmed down. As soon as it did, I invited the long lost gang and off to Al Ain we went.
First, a little bit of background for all you nerds out there. Al Ain literally means “The Spring” and contrary to what some people think, isn’t an Emirate, but part of the Abu Dhabi Emirate. It’s approximately an hour and a half drive from Dubai, or 2 hours if you listen to Tag FM and have a Tagalog “name that song” contest. It’s the birthplace of the first president of the UAE and it has the highest number of Emirati nationals. Actually, I didn’t know that last part until about 5 seconds ago. Thank you Wikipedia.
So, we got up early, all 12 of us, 2 not so early (ehem Steffi and Tousif) and convoyed to Al Ain, 3 cars and all. 4th car got left behind (ehem Steffi and Tousif).