Friday & Saturday

Did you know that the weekends here in Dubai (and in many Middle Eastern countries) is Friday and Saturday? This is because the holy day in many of these nations is Fridays, so the majority of the country’s Islamic citizens can attend mosque worship services that day. Actually, Saudi Arabia just recently changed their Thursday/Friday weekends to match Friday/Saturday ones (to keep up with economic and business practices in the region).

That being said, the Blantons just wrapped up our weekend here in Dubai! It was a whirlwind with our original apartment falling through, a new one in the same building becoming available, securing Barr’s residency visa (!), moving hotels, a belated anniversary trip to the Wild Wadi water park, a fashion show, and some relaxing afternoons at the beach. Trust me, after the headache and heartbreak that was the apartment fiasco, the latter pieces were necessary. Enjoy some shots from our weekend!

And any visitors best be prepared for a trip to Wild Wadi (or the Atlantis water park) – the Jumeirah Sceirah (fast forward to 1:50 to get the “full” experience) and Tantrum Alley will inevitably be on the visitor to do list! Until next time…

The mad packing we did as we moved hotels

The mad packing we did as we moved hotels – I wish I could tell you we aren’t as high maintenance as this situation makes it appear…

The view of the DIFC from our new hotel room

The view of the DIFC from our new hotel room

Mina A'Salam beach overlooking the Burj Al Arab

Mina A’Salam beach overlooking the Burj Al Arab

The Splash Forevermore fashion show

The Splash Forevermore fashion show

Gorgeous petal pond in the lobby at the Madinat Hotel

Gorgeous petal pond in the lobby at the Madinat Hotel

 

One response to “Friday & Saturday

  1. I love hearing about what you are doing! So happy that you and Barr are enjoying your adventure!