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.