On a personal note…
In January, Steve’s wife had to return to the UK for a minor treatment. Unluckily, the morning she was due to return, the UAE government announced the closing of airports and blocked entry to residents.
“My wife was informed at check-in that she could not travel. She has been stuck in the UK for the last five months with no approval to return.”
My wife was informed at check-in that she could not travel. She has been stuck in the UK for the last five months with no approval to return.
His daughter and granddaughter were also planning to spend her first birthday in the UAE. For obvious reasons, their plans got cancelled.
“It is difficult not to see family, but I am happy and grateful knowing they are safe. Travel will be difficult in the immediate future, but we are all looking at options to meet as soon as possible,” says Steve.
As for the personal benefit of remote working, Steve sees the bright side. The most stressful part of his day – the commute between Dubai and Sharjah – is put on hold, at least for now.
Steve’s lockdown in a sentence
“A journey through the unknown – things change so rapidly that it is difficult to plan from one day to the next.“