Right before I left, or right after I got here, I received an email from a friend that a friend of her friend was living in Dubai as well and had offered to be a friendly face here for me.

Was that confusing enough?

Anyway, we have been in contact and are going to try to get together so someone beside me can tell me a little about the city and where to go. Though I have been getting around ok on my own, it will be nice to talk to a few people and not have to search for things, but rather know where they are and go there.