It’s officially been two months since we moved to Abu Dhabi and we are still living at a hotel. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not complaining; it is a brand new five star property, 24 hour room service, staff around the clock and 4 different restaurants within the property. It’s also attached to the best mall in Abu Dhabi. Do I like it? Yes…it’s fun! Is it home? Not at all. As most of our clothes are still unpacked and the hotel logo keeps showing up every time I turn the TV, I can’t help to feel we are simply living in an extended vacation. All of this made me reflect about where ‘home’ is or what makes a place home. Thoughts?
Here’s a few pictures of the hotel:
Lounge area: I actually spend a lot of time here, I love the natural light that comes in and the internet also works faster in the public area of the hotel…haha.
Residence: We’ve been staying in the residence part of the hotel in a one bedroom, with a full kitchen and fully furnished.
The good thing is that we have actually found an apartment and we are hoping to move in within the next two weeks. The apartment is unfurnished, so I will have to do a fair amount of shopping. I look forward to buying our own furniture, art work and décor to make the space as we would like. The truth is I am lucky to be experiencing this new adventure with my husband and look forward to slowly making Abu Dhabi our new home. I hope everyone has a lovely weekend and thank you for reading!