Project 365: Day 347 – Saved by the metro stations

13th June 2015 – Dubai, UAE

The heat engulfed, encapsulated, every inch of my skin,

And like a caged animal, I stayed in. Whimpering, but alive.

I took to the night like a werewolf in June’s simmering heat.

And decided that in air-conditioned metro stations, I shall thrive.

Dubai metro station

The metro can be a respite in this heat – Dubai, UAE

I have already been through Dubai on this project once, and clicked almost every possible angle of it, from old souks to parks to tall buildings. So, I was unsure what to see for the day. Yet, staying inside was not an option.

I was being hosted by an old friend in Chennai along with her husband, and wanted to step out and meet up with some other friends. But just a 5 minute walk in the Dubai mid-day afternoon to buy a packet of cigarettes, had me drenched in sweat. So, I stayed in during the morning, and decided to leave the luxury and safety of home only by the evening.

In the evening, I went to meet a couple of my friends, in totally different places. One lived in Al Nahda which was closer to Sharjah, while the other was to meet me near Deira city centre. So, I did what the normal people in Dubai – read, those without a flashy car – did. I took the metro to get around.

And found out that the Dubai metro is actually pretty good. They ran a tight ship, connected every important part of the city, and even had a separate ladies compartment. I ended up taking a lot of pictures inside the metro stations of Dubai.

The choice was made easier because of the fact that they had air-conditioning inside.

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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