Friday, October 11, 2013

Eid Al Adha

The Eid Al Adha celebrations are just about here. Many public sector workers are now off until Oct 20th. Sadly, as a mere private sector worker, I only get three days, so I'll be off Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Having said that, I'm not too bothered as we leave for Thailand and Cambodia on Friday the 18th - yippee! It will be a much needed break from what has been a very stressful period at work.

During Eid many things go a bit mad - especially airports and shopping malls! Many of Dubai's malls will be opening for 24 hour shopping for a couple of days next week, just in case you need to buy that must have Gucci handbag at 3:45 in the morning.

Here's the press release announcing this essential initiative... 

Winter is on the way!

Well there has been a definite dip in the temperatures. It's actually bearable looking forward to days on the beach, BBQs and generally being able to go outside!....well for the next 5-6 months anyway til it all changes again...

A sure sign that the temperature is lower, is that the mosquitos are arriving back...I tried to photo them, not terribly successfully, but you get the idea...

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Forgive me's been so long!

Well, so much water under the bridge! Unfortunately my blog has taken a back seat lately, especially as my new job is proving to be very demanding. But, I will try and pick up the pace :-)

Here is something you don't see very often on the Abu Dhabi highways!