It was an impromptu decision to meet Abu Dhabi, the sister of Dubai. Knowing that I love arts, Dubai actually told me that her sister Dhabi, has an art exhibition and invited me to go over. I took it up without hesitation.
It was a short meet up with Dhabi, with a little tinge of awkwardness since we had heard about each other from Dubai.
“Hello there! Dhabi.”
“Ah, hello Ronnie.”
She speaks with a certain elegance that comes with a soft accent. Dhabi looks a little different from Dubai actually. Even though they both have several similar features. Possibly, the vibes. Because, they both went to the city, but Dubai moved out way earlier than Dhabi.
She wore a beautifully sewn Zayed’s white blouse that flows effortlessly with the wind. It has some resemblance to an Ao Dai, but the little gems and jewelry gave an unrivaled touch of elegance. She carried a sleek Etihad sling bag. She wore a ring that symbolizes her royalty, like Dubai, she’s one of the Emirati Princess.
Dhabi looked a little like the typical girl next door, with just light make up compared to Dubai. Her cheeks flushed naturally whenever you praised her artworks, as she looked away out of awkwardness. It was a little awkward between us I’d say, but she’s the coolest “perfect stranger”.
We spent the whole day at her art spaces as she shows me her works, as we walked through the different galleries. Dhabi’s the type of friend that you could spend the whole day with, sometimes in bizarrely comfortable awkward silence, but other times when we are going around the museum. She’s a genuine person of a few words but comes with a heart that speaks so much more of her as a person.
“So.. what’s next?”
“Actually, I’ll be visiting the South Korea family, like Busan, Jeju, and Seoul!”
“Wow, that’s a lot! You really like traveling huh”, she asked while twirling her lanyard.
“Yes I do, and I hope to keep doing that more!”, I could felt some goosebumps as I said that. It wasn’t of embarrassment but of sheer passion.
“Keep inspiring people, keep creating.