Friday, April 18, 2014

Car Accident In the UAE

     Hello readers, sorry I haven't posted in awhile but things here were not good.  Earlier this week I was in a car accident that could have been a lot worse than it was.
     I was out late on Monday night because I had gone to Dubai with a friend and was driving home from their place when the accident happened. I was going through a roundabout ( Al Ain where I live has about 525, 252 of them) and a lady entered the roundabout too early and hit me. I swerved, jumped the sidewalk and hit a small tree.  I was so shocked when I stepped out of the car I was shaking and almost burst out in tears. I could barely speak. Everything happens so quickly. Thank God it was 2 o'clock in the morning. What if someone had been walking on the sidewalk? What if there was another car in the roundabout? 
    My car had two flat tires and was undrivable. We called the police (999 by the way not 911) they came, took pictures and wrote a report. I rent my car, soni had to call the car rental place do they could come and take the car away. I was so thankful that my friends came and stayed with me until this whole ordeal was over. Since the accident was not my fault I will not have to pay anything.
    By the time I got home it was 4 am and I had to get up for work in an hour. I decided to call in sick. When I got up a few hours later I had some neck and back pain so I went to the hospital and got some x rays done. The doctor said they were fine and gave me some anti-inflammatory medication to take. I went home and rested my back. The next morning I was still in some pain so I stayed home again. I finally started to feel better later that evening. The more I think about the accident the more I am thankful that it wasn't worse.

Have a Happy Easter! 


  1. Oh my goodness. So glad to see that you're okay (well except for the pain). I'm also glad it wasn't your fault. By the sounds of it you prevented it from being worse. I'm sure if someone was on the sidewalk you wouldn't have swerved. Sorry that I had to post anonymous (this is Bettina from the hopefuls Facebook group) it's the only way I can seem to post. I just wanted you to know that those of us back home reading your blog really do care about you and soooo appreciate you're sharing your story. Hang in there and get lots of rest!

  2. So sorry to hear about your accident, Haneefa! but thank God you are well. I hope you had a good Easter weekend!!!

  3. Good to hear everything turned out ok considering it could have been a lot worse. Take care of yourself and keep your spirits up!

  4. OMG. I'm so sorry to hear this. I was once hit by a car while crossing the street. Also fell on black ice in a parking lot (and required surgery). From both situations, my back pain creeps up if I don't keep up on my Yoga. Forward bends are a lifesaver for back & neck pain. Let your whole body lean forward and get melty totall relaxed. Just something for you to think about. xoxo

  5. Wow, what a way to end spring break! I'm glad you're okay though and that you aren't responsible for any of it. Hopefully you feel better soon and can work in a massage or two for therapeutic purposes! Take care, lady!

  6. Sorry to hear about the accident, I'm glad you're ok.


  7. Happy that you are safe and sound :)

  8. Glad that you're ok. I'm looking forward to meeting you.
    I heard that, driving is crazy, in the UAE. :-)

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  10. Glad to know you are ok! I've heard the driving isn't good in AD! Keep safe!