I Have Arrived in Dubai

Wow! I honestly don’t know what else to say. It has truly has been one week!! I made it safely to Dubai, and I have been running non-stop to get things done. I will have to admit that it has been a few challenges along the way. When I arrived at the airport at 12 am, I went to pick up the rental car, and they said I couldn’t rent the vehicle. The reason was that I was now a resident of the UAE, which means that I can only rent with a UAE drivers license, which I didn’t have. I was too tired even to get upset and just walked away.

The next day I went to get my license which also came with having to find an approved RTA ophthalmologist to give me an eye exam, which took three hours to find and fifteen minutes to get it done. Once the eye exam was done, I headed over to the RTA office to get my license, in which my taxi driver who works for RTA got lost. I arrived, I and was told that the system was down. 

I said, “ No, I am going to need you all to try it, please.” She said, “ It’s down, and we had people try several times”. I said, “ Let’s just try it again now please.”She tried to process my application, and it worked! Nothing like the power of prayer! With my license in hand now I can rent a car until I look for one to lease this month. In Dubai, there are many expats, so car companies provide short-term monthly lease options, which are cheaper than renting.
Now that I had the car situation taken care of I had to look for a place to stay, right now I am in a temporary hotel apartment. Looking for a flat wasn’t that bad only because I had been looking before I left to go home for the summer. I found a flat close by work and the mall in a gated family community. The community has an onsite grocery store with free home delivery, gas station, car wash, post office, and the list goes on.
I am looking forward to getting settled and refocusing my time on my business. Next, I will start shopping for furniture, and my goal is to be moved in by September 12th. Please continue to keep me in your prayers, as I will for you. Thank you for all your support and let me know if you have any questions!


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