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On this day, I’d like to show my appreciation to my mother. Since today is Mother’s Day it is the perfect way to share some highlights from her recent trip to the UAE. Having her here was one of my top 5 experiences because she had the opportunity to experience life, as I do in Abu Dhabi. I often share my observations about being an expatriate with my mother, but upon arriving she make her own observations about Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

My sisters and I surprised my mother with this trip to show appreciation for her daily sacrifices. As she updated me on her travels I could not help but feel extremely worried about her getting here safely. For a second I experienced the worry my parents do when I travel internationally. Often, I will call my parents from another country and realize that I failed to expose my travel plans beforehand. I was selfish and did not understand how they felt until she was en route.

While here I showed my mom my favorite places to eat, I took her to my school and one of my classes threw her a party. We celebrated Mother’s Day (UAE version) and took trips to Dubai and Al Ain. This was the longest uninterrupted one on one time I have had with my mom in a while and I greatly appreciated it. Below are some of our highlights!

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Mom and I at a Desert Safari
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Brunchin’
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Mom looking sporty!
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LV at the Burj Khalifa
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Inside Dubai Mall
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ATV Riding!
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Mom and I on a pier in Dubai
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Mom and Burj Al Arab
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Dancing on the beach!
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Mom in deep thought
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Kissing on a camel ❤
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Mom getting her henna done.
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Mom loves her dates
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We met SALT BAE
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Mom and I after Ladies Night!

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Dates
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Ordering Burger King for the road
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These are the snacks my students bought for my mom’s surprise party
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Mom and I at my school
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Me posing at school
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The garden at my school

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Mommy and I on the way to my school
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Kite Beach, Dubai
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Walking in Dubai, Burj Khalifa in the back
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Al Ain
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Mommy and I walking in Abu Dhabi
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At the museum in Al Ain
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  1. It’s funny how as we get older we start to become more and more like our parents on many ways. They become our babies in a way lol.. That was awesome you got to experience those things with your mother. I’m sure she cherished every moment as I’m sure you did as well.. Looking foward to reading your next post. Great job & keep it up.

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