Sunday, September 22, 2013

Goodbyes to Dubai

The one part of moving you don't really think about until the end is having to say goodbye.  For me, this applied not only to the amazing people I met, but to the city itself. With that said, the last few weeks of our time in Dubai was a scramble to fit in as much as possible.  Coffee dates with my beloved Naomi & Julie, brunches with friends and nights of drinks and cards with our Dubai family. . . All of it had to come to an end too soon. 

Part 1: To kick off 'the end', Collegiate American School had a fabulous end of the year party.  The theme was Great Gatsby and there were some people who went all out in their attire.  Ben and I kept it simple, but sophisticated.

We enjoyed a so-so meal (hey, it was free at least!) with all you can drink wine and beer which ended with a bit of dancing.  

 ^^  I miss this girl!

Part 2: Our Dubai family (Ben, David, Casey, Naomi and me) used our last full night in Dubai to indulge in a bit of German food.  We had all gone to Germany for Christmas and discovered that there was a Brauhaus in Dubai.  We had been dying to try it, so no better time than the last night, right?

Naomi, Casey, me, Ben & David
David is obviously VERY excited about his beer!

After our delicious meal at Brauhaus we went to the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall to watch the fountains one last time.

The dude taking the picture was smoking. . . 

The moon just looked awesome despite the photo.

My Dubai Family.
After our final night, we had our final day.  The boys helped David get his place packed up for storage while Naomi and I indulged in a mani-pedi.  Around 2 p.m. we went to World War Z and all got together for supper at our place. A few final drinks, a game of SkipBo and many hugs ended our day.  

Then we were all off to other places and parts of the world.

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