Unfortunately the Thursday evening flights were too full, so they didn't make it here in time to join us for the Friday Brunch, but they came Friday evening and we had a fun Saturday together before the school week started again for our kids.
We took them to the Marina Mall to burn some energy off at the new Bounce:
Anna and I met in Horsham just after Linnea was born. Cameron is actually just three months older than Linnea, but he's rather tall..! Maya has just turned 8.
On Sunday while our kids were at school we went to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It really is a must when you visit Abu Dhabi, but also it was a good practice for me before the two exams I was going to have on the Monday.
A new favourite shot for me - look at the reflection... This place is so absolutely stunning...
Since I was there last time they had replaced all the abayas! Now they were a lot more colourful!
Sunday afternoon after school we took them out into the desert for a little bit of a sand experience. We saw some camels on the way there, played in the dunes and enjoyed the sunset.
Our plan was to have our dinner out there in the dunes, but I had brought along one of those disposable BBQs that apparently was too old, so we couldn't get it to light up...
... so dinner had to be enjoyed back home in the kitchen instead! Ah well!
Monday I had my exam, so Anna and the kids spent their day at the Yas Beach while our kids were at school, and after we had all met up back home again we took a little evening trip to Yas Mall.
We wanted to show them the Rogos rollercoaster restaurant which is always a hit with kids: