I’ve always been an early riser, but during the pandemic, it’s been even more pronounced, probably because there haven’t been a lot of late dinners and nights out to keep me awake.
I usually wake up at 5am, have breakfast while checking email before heading to the driving range to hit a bucket or two. Then back again just in time to catch the sunrise from the metro, -one of the perks of getting up early.
There’s something special about a city about to wake up, and for Dubai, the hour just after sunrise feels almost magical. The skyscrapers are wrapped in pastel pink shades on a backdrop of shimmering gold, and everything moves a little slower, as if someone hit the city’s snooze button to stay just another 5 minutes in that mellow, half-asleep state of mind. That’s my favorite time of the day. Good morning from Dubai:)