So finally after a very long wait we got our new house allocation, N25. Thus after the end of my standby at 1600, we packed up the kids in the car and drove the very long 47km. We used the Dubai Bypass Road which is a lot longer to the new housing area at Al Waha. On the way back, stuck to the Emirates Road and it was around 34km only. Looks like we know which highway to take from now on.
Its still very far from ready, with tiles out in the kitchen and the maids room and maintenance workers stuff in the store room. The email from accommodation department mentioned that we can collect the keys from tomorrow onwards, but by the look of things, I suspect we will only be able to move by the end of the month, earliest. Thats actually a good thing as the new place still does not have phone or internet connection.
The garden is a real funny shape, big with regards to land area, but due the triangle shapes, makes the usable area a lot smaller than what we would have hoped for. Planning for the garden and landscaping will be the next obstacle.
The roof of the house has the standard arabian flat roof design. This looks like it can actually be used for something useful, a roof picnic area or even an outdoor garage.
We were explaining to the kids about how this is the new house and that we will be moving in soon and all that. There are 4 rooms upstairs with a nice family room. Linda wants the kids to sleep in separate rooms and one set aside for guests. I however think that the kids are too young to sleep on their own, but at least the family room will be a nice place to have as a study cum kids play room.