Monday, November 24, 2014
The Sporting Weekend
UAE was certain (almost) centre of the sporting world over the weekend with the last golf tournament in the Race to Dubai held at the Earth Course (and won by Henrik Stenson with Rory tied 2nd) and Lewis Hamilton wining the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (and the World title). We are also looking forward to the Rugby 7s over the net couple of weeks as well as various cricket games (NZ v. Pakistan) so there is no shortage of world class sport on offer in addition to the usual wall to wall coverage of Rugby (The Autumn Internationals in the UK and Ireland) and EPL football. The weather at this time of year in Dubai particularly ends itself to watching sport. Football at Safa Park on Saturday mornings is also very pleasant (particularly if we actually manage to start at 8:30am, although it does get a bit sweaty as the morning progresses) so it is hardly surprising that this time of year is particularly popular with visitors to the Emirates - at the Golf at the weekend the chatter among the crowd was dominated by German and Dutch speakers at least where I was. The only shame is that it cannot be like this all year round(but then I guess it would be like California and would have rather more people living here!).