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British expat yet to tire of telling London friends about “real heat”

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British expat yet to tire of telling London friends about “real heat”

“Call that hot!?!?!” among repertoire of man’s social media responses to UK heatwave

With much of the UK basking in unusually warm weather the past week, a British expat living in Dubai has reportedly not yet exhausted his enthusiasm for informing acquaintances back home what a summer in the Middle East feels like.

Londoner Daniel Higginbotham, 27, claims to have posted “in excess of 2,000” messages on various social media platform in response to those in the UK discussing its current climate.

“I’ve probably written ‘Call that hot?!?! Try living in Dubai!’ at least 200 times on Facebook,” said the junior sales manager, who only moved to the UAE in April. “I’m now drifting between ‘Ha! That’s nothing. 49 degrees yesterday. In the shade! #RealHeat’ and, ‘You’re having a laugh right? That wouldn’t even see me break into a sweat!’.”

According to colleagues, Higginbotham hasn’t spent any longer than three seconds away from air conditioning since he arrived in Dubai.

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4 Comments

4 Comments

  1. Nad

    July 5, 2015 at 10:23 am

    HA! You call Dubai hot. Try living in Qatar. #Realrealheat

  2. ASH

    July 11, 2015 at 8:01 am

    I tried it once. Didn’t like it. Came back to Dubai.

  3. One better

    July 14, 2015 at 9:25 am

    Outdone by endless photos of car dashboards showing thermometer stuck at 52’C

  4. 'Sexy Beas'

    July 15, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I just think of Ray Winstone, oiled up by a pool in a pair of canary yellow budgie-smugglers, and all is OK with a Dubai summer.

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