Monday, January 05, 2009

It's been a while!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! yes, it's been a while since my last post - but December was one crazy month, culminating in a huge event which I'd been working on. More to follow on that.
So what is Christmas like in Dubai? Well apart from the obvious perk - namely glorious sunshine, it was divine. The weather has actually been a bit rum in the run up to the big day - and as 90% of the 500 diners at the fabulous Ritz-Carlton were seated outside, this could have marred things somewhat.

But the sun shone, with a clear blue sky, in fact it was so warm that we had to keep moving the parasol at our table to stay in the shade!

Hotels in Dubai don't do things by halves, and the Ritz is no exception. It is one of the more understated places in terms of glamour and style - not too in your face, and we had a truly lovely time. It was funny watching the UK 'wake-up' - at about 1 pm there were a lot of 'Merry Christmases' being wished down mobile phones.

The best way I can think of to describe the day is: imagine a VERY posh wedding reception. Multiply that by then. Throw in an amazing atmosphere. And that just about sums it up. A divine day and one which I fully intend to repeat in future!

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