Calling all Mums in Dubai (or anyone that has the time to help).
At the weekend I noticed while I was food shopping in the Mall Of The Emirates that due to temperatures rising to 47c and the thousands of cars that where passing through the car park just how unbearable it is. There is no air circulating through the carparks and between the heat and then the fumes it feels like you are trapped in an oven.
The car washers who are there from early hours to very late in the night are constantly in that environment and unfortunately they dont get the choice to run into the shop anytime it gets to much. They grin and bare it as this job is their lively hood and many are supporting their families back in their home countries.
I spoke to one gentleman from Pakistan who told me they earn about 5 dirhams for a car and 8 dirhams for a jeep which really is loose change in most of the car owners pockets. Some times people are nice enough to tip but “this does not happen often”.
All of this got me thinking. Yes this would be a great way to let people know that tipping a few dirhams extra would really help them but that also while you are in the cold shopping mall spending your well earned money – why not pick up an extra drink (icy preferably) and perhaps a snack and bring it to the first car washer you see. Remembering that between 12 and 5pm it is exceptionally hot – so during these times would be grately appreciated. If your not food shopping during these times though, please dont let it stop you from being kind and passing a smile, a treat or a tip on.
I know there is no way I could stick that heat for longer then 10 minutes. I also know that there are so many caring people in Dubai who would love the opportunity to help.
So, please #mydubai go to your nearest shopping mall this week and show you care by handing a Cold Drink and Snack to one of these Gentleman.