Since the Hijra calendar is a lunar calendar, Ramadan falls about 12 days earlier every year. In previous years Ramadan, and the Ramadan school timings, have felt like a slow downhill slide into the summer holidays.
This year though, Ramadan finished last week so we now still have a couple of weeks left of school - with normal school timings again. Guess if it was rough to get up an hour earlier again the other day...
At least we had a long weekend off last weekend for Eid Al Fitr, and we chose to spend it in Dubai.
First we met up with a longtime friend of Nathans (and old collegue of mine), Claus. He lives in Hong Kong but was here with work. We found a cool Greek restaurant where to have lunch, and then the boys had a few beers at the next door bar.
We spent the night with our Danish friends the Dehlis. Everybody enjoyed catching up before the summer holidays.
Finally we came back to Abu Dhabi in time to celebrate the birthday of one of our little neighbourhood friends, Orin. We never say no to cake!