All these days the shopping festival has been going on in full swing and I've completely ignored it. (not that I haven't been shopping, but shopping from the malls hardly counts!)
I haven't been to the Global Village or the Festival City, nor have I entered any of the draws to win a gazillion prizes that'll change my life overnight. Having been in dxb since the beginning of the DSF, I've pretty much gotten used to most of the hype around it.
But even I couldn't be blasé about this. I mean, a jaguar for every property bought... ok.
A freakin jet for the raffle draw winner?! I mean, I knew they were rich, but this is just plain crazy! And what is average person gonna do with a jet anyway? Not everyone has PPL. And it'll cost around a 100,000 AED to get it ( I know two people who have it). And what about fuel costs? and parking?
Obviously, if an average person wins, he would just sell it. Which is what they are banking on, I'm sure. Although I haven't really worked out their strategy behind it.
I usually figure out what all the strategies are, but I've just been too busy to dwell on this, and the promotions have been too damn many for me to just concentrate on just one.
Anyway, that is not my point.
My point is, all these days, I've been ignoring the DSF, but now that I have to leave I feel like going everywhere. Even Global Village, in spite of the traffic and everything.
But I have no time.
I leave tomorrow and I haven't even packed yet.
I know I'll be back soon, but I'm feeling strangely reluctant to leave.
I never thought I'd say this, but I'll miss dxb.
I wonder why.