Here in Dubai it feels like summer has arrived. In some parts of the world this is a great cause for celebration (I’m particularly thinking of the UK being British myself) but here in the desert we get a bit nervous and twitchy because we know that we are going to be dealing with sky high temperatures (I’m talking 47/48 degrees) and high humidity which means that the moment you step outside your hair goes flat and frizzy and your make-up slides off your face, not to mention your sunnies steaming up so you can’t see for the first five minutes. As a result we all turn into indoor creatures and dream of the winter when the social scene in Dubai is what is hotter than the weather.
The beginning of July sees a mass exodus of cooler weather seeking expats to all corners of the globe. Early July this year also sees the beginning of Ramadan, (the word Ramadan comes from the Arabic root ramida or ar-ramad, which means scorching heat or dryness) a month of fasting between sunrise and sunset and is a time of spiritual reflection, improvement and increased devotion and worship for our Muslim neighbours.
The Sewing Parlour at reMADE DXB will be staying open during Ramadan to provide some crafty diversions for our Muslim and non-Muslim friends. If there is a particular project you would like to work on we would love to hear about it and, who knows, perhaps we can make it happen?
In the meantime, as they say on Star Trek, live long and prosper!