With the mercury slowly dropping into the high thirties, more and more people here are stepping out into the great outdoors to make the most of the lovely weather. And one outdoor activity that the UAE holds sacrosanct is The Barbecue.
All over the country, dusty grills are being pulled out and polished to a shine that would make the Evil Queen’s mirror cower in shame. Family favorite recipes and secret marinades are being brushed up on (pun intended). Cricket bats, footballs and badminton rackets are being dragged out of storage. Information about secret barbecue spots is being traded in hushed whispers in office corridors.
One of the things that we have been sorely missing this past month are new releases at the theaters. With Ramadan now officially behind us, releases that were put on hold in deference to the holy month are now flooding cinema houses. One much anticipated film that we finally got to watch last weekend was the Minions.