The heat. The heat. The heat. Eventually one gets really tired of hearing about it. Yes, of course it is hot, but having survived Summer in Saudi Arabia where I remember the temperature reaching a sweltering 55 ºC, I look at the rookies, newbies, babies all complain about the heat. Yes, it is unbearable and the worst thing is that one is really limited in terms of activities: malls, movies, indoor pools, nightswimming (thanks R.E.M.).
Summer vacation included a couple of local delights as well as a last minute trip to South Africa.
This post will focus on two local Summer treats we had.
We attended the Summer Festival in Abu Dhabi which was basically some edutainment activities for kids aged 4-12 held in ADNEC. After realising there is simply nothing to do in the day time, we stumbled across the advertisement. Our plan was initially to stay in Abu Dhabi for the Summer. It meant that I had to spend time on the internet looking for things to do each week. The Summer Festival was a logical choice: at night, cheap and in a nice venue.
Some of the things m daughter really enjoyed were
- The Henna 'station'
- The Art station where you get to paint a picture and take it home.
- The rock-climbing wall
- The bubble show featuring a man who specialising in making the blowing bubbles an art form.