Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas in the UAE

   Welp, I survived my first semester ofgrad  school and I am just waiting on my final marks. I am very pleased with how things have gone and I am impressed with myself and that I was able to balance work and grad school successfully. 
   The holidays can be an extremely hard time to be away from family and friends. Luckily, my UAE family is here to celebrate the holidays with and we had an Ugly Christmas Sweater party. I couldn't find an ugly sweater so I decided to make one; I got a glue gun and some Christmas decorations and voila! 

We also got a partner and took cheesy 'family photos'. 


We plays name that Christmas movie ( I got 13/15) and unscramble the Christmas word (I won that too), can you tell I love party games? 

I had a wonderful time and we are surely going to do it again. 

I am heading to India tomorrow for two weeks. I will be doing the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) for the first week and Goa the second week. Super excited to see the Taj Mahal. 

Have a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2015. Thank you so much for reading! 


  1. That's a handsome partner ya got there! ;-)
    Still living vicariously through you!
    PLEASE post the India pics!!
    Glad you're in better spirits <3

    1. I will start to post about India soon, still here and loving it!

  2. Hi! I found your blog when doing a search for Black people in Abu Dhabi. Myself and a large group of friends and family are coming to visit in October. There was a fare glitch and we got tickets for $200 US! I'll be following your blog to take note of sites we should see when we arrive.Should you still be there in October, I would love to meet you and get an in person perspective of living there. Keep up the good work!

    1. Hey Natalie, many of my friends from the States will have their family visiting on that deal, what an amazing price!
      Feel free to email me: Haneefa underscore c at hotmail dot com and I would be happy to help you in any way. I will be her in October so it would be great to meet up!

      Have a great weekend,