Don't bury your head - and valuables in sand
This is a warning to those who like to exercise on the Umm Suqeim beach front - someone is watching.
I tucked a pair of shorts, containing my car keys, in a discreet location by the seaside under an embankment, I then went for a stroll with my son. On returning to the car I discovered the keys were not in my shorts but my car was still locked. I scanned the beach for my keys until I realised it was pointless and asked a passerby to phone my husband who came with a spare set of keys.
My bag, which had been placed just under the seat with a hat over it, was still there just not quite in the same place and, what a surprise, my wallet wasn’t in my bag.
Yes, I was stupid not to take my keys with me while walking but I see Dubai as a trustworthy place where people respect each other’s belongings.
I would also like to point out that this is not the only suspicious activity going on at the beach as whenever I go for a walk, which is usually in the morning, there is a blacked out grey 4x4 which drives around and around flashing its lights. I don’t know if girls are being picked up on the beach but something tells me that this curb crawler needs a job.
Feeling the pain, Dubai