Monthly Archives: July 2013

SALAH AND SAINTHOOD

It seems I have a penchant for religious festivals. Recent events in Dubai have reminded me of this eccentricity and to be honest I am wondering what is next! A recent chain of events started with my first “iftar” breaking of fast. I hadn’t actually fasted, but in Dubai that is no barrier to rolling […]

DOHA OR DON’T I

It occurred to me recently that I was entering my fifth month in Dubai and had yet to leave the city. This is highly unusual for me. I’m used to getting on a plane every couple of months. So I decided to book a trip to the neighbouring country Qatar. I was headed to the […]

GETTING READY FOR RAMADAN

Since arriving in Dubai in March, there have been two events looming. It so happens that they occur simultaneously. Summer and Ramadan. It was summer that I felt the most anxious about. This wasn’t helped by comments from long-term Dubai residents along the lines of “so how are you liking Dubai? You haven’t had a […]