Thursday, November 21, 2013

It's raining in Dubai and school is closed due to bad weather....

The very first rain in a long time always comes like shock, pretty much like the first snow in Sweden.
It was quite windy this morning and turned into thunder and lightning and heavy rain, for about 30 minutes. Anyone who has experienced a tropical thunderstorm in South East Asia would just laugh if they saw this. (I still miss those amazing thunder storms in Singapore!). However, after some heavy rain, the KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) decided to close down the kids' school due to the "storm" (well, they have not seen a proper storm).Email are sent out to parents and there was a strange mix of panic and excitement at the school (panic from parents who have to leave work in order to collect their children and excitement amongst the students who get to go home, what a start to the weekend).
Rumour has it that another big storm is coming up but so far, it is still quiet. It has even stopped raining.
As usual, all the roads are flooded and the entrance up to Headquarters looks more like a small lake. I'm glad I decided to take our big car today, or else I would have been stuck in muddy water, that's for sure!
Tonight we are off to friend A for some wine and dinner (seafood salad for us and pizza for the kids). I'm quite happy to stay in the compound tonight, if the rain continues, it will be chaotic on the roads and one should just avoid it.
Happy Thursday!!!

Rain, rain

 

5 comments:

  1. Terrible weather today, but at least I'll come prepared to Sweden:) Leaving for Gothenburg next week, -do you need anything Swedish?

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    1. Always good to be prepared! I may have to get back to you on my "Swedish requests" :)

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  2. Det låter lite överambitiöst med att stänga skolorna, det kanske är något att ta efter i Sverige - ring efter föräldrarna när det börjar snöa!

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    1. Valdigt overambitiost! Nar jag val kommit fram till skolan sa hade det dessutom slutat regna!!!

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  3. That's sad! But closing the school is a very good decision taken as the kids will be safe at their homes. Hope this bad weather resides soon...

    http://goo.gl/ukibaH

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