Welcome 2010

I really can’t believe it’s 2010 already. The year 2000 is still so fresh in my mind (Y2K bla bla), that it’s hard to fathom it was TEN YEARS ago. Sheesh. I was 20 then. I am almost 30 (holy f***) now. Where did all those years go!? Time flies so fast it’s scary.

I’ve had a tough and eventful year. Moving back to Dubai after almost 3 years in Spain was one of the hardest things I have done. Never do I remember being so depressed; it lasted for at least 6 months after I got back. Survived that, thanks to a crazy work schedule that kept me occupied, and family support.

Then, I decided to jet to Ecuador for a break and ever since I’ve been back, things have only been getting brighter. Highlights include: Moving to my own pad in the most happening address in Dubai, meeting (ok, standing next to) Amitabh Bachchan, attending TEDxDubai that was a kick of much needed inspiration, working on the launch of the Burj Dubai (Jan, 4), eating over 500 cupcakes, and meeting some fabulous new people. Really cannot complain.

Today I woke up at the crack of dawn and went up the Burj Dubai to get shots of the sunrise from the tower. What a spectacular way to bring in the new year — here’s a picture from the balcony on floor 124.

So, I’m happy to say that I feel really grateful for everything and am looking forward to this year. Lots to do, lots to learn, lots to travel, lots to live.

A few of my resolutions include: learning something new (tango, Arabic, photography, or guitar), writing lots more (especially here), and vlogging.

To those few who read here, thanks for your encouragement and I hope you stay tuned.

I wish you and yours a wonderful 2010. Live it up!


  1. Hi, Abha- that was one great,positive post.Wishing you an equally delightful,thrilling 2010,too and many more to come.

    I must say, your year’s been extremely exciting. Great pic from Floor 124 of BD. Are they allowing visitors there now?Or, is it allowed for residents of the BD area?

    Oh,yes- looking forward to lots of pics from the launch of Burj Dubai on 04.01…wow-just two days to go.

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