Oops. We made a promise that we didn’t keep and it seems that Dubai’s boys must finally be rubbing off on us in more ways than one
. Well the truth is we’ve been out and about getting the low down on the new boys in town, which translates to plenty of fodder for this blog…all in the name of research
Layala met Ahmed in true Dubai style - sandwiched next to him at Buddha Bar
in a vain attempt to get some service. Ever the gentleman, he managed to get her something to drink and made sure that she didn’t get trampled by the other beautiful but thirsty people around. Sensing that she was on to a good thing, she allowed him to find her a seat next to him at the ritzy lounge upstairs. About an hour of conversation later and after confirming that his muscular definition wasn’t a figment of her imagination
, they parted ways agreeing to meet the next day at Kouba
in the chic Al Qasr
She arrived looking stunning right down to her coordinated Choo’s
but was temporarily blinded by bling
when she saw Ahmed, who was kitted out head to toe in D&G
. From his bold metallic top straight through to his green and gold sneakers, this local poster-boy even accessorized with the D&G Motorola Razr phone
! They proceeded to go out on the balcony where the soft light was provided by the shimmer of his glitzy gold and white T-shirt. Unfortunately, this time around the conversation did not sparkle as much because Ahmed launched into a monologue about his favorite topic: himself.
By the end of the evening Layala knew more than she wanted to know about this moneyed native: his expensive Benz and watch collection, his penchant for moving into Mina Salaam
when he was bored with his Jumeirah villa and his 10,000EUR suites in hotels dotted around Europe.
While some may argue that threesomes never go out of fashion, we’re pretty sure that they are not our style, leaving Layala with no option but to resist the temptation of coming in between Ahmed and the person he loved most – himself
After she declined an invite back to his room at the hotel, she left the vicinity wondering why a perfectly well educated and intelligent man felt the need to show case his treasures in the hopes of taking home one more jewel. Has shallowness reached an all new low in our modest city? Or is vanity simply in vogue this season?* A sanitized version of this article has appeared in Grazia.