At the local park
Yesterday we played on the beach at the Arabian Gulf. One day we went to Dubai Mall to look at the aquarium, watch the water show, and eat at what must be the world's most extensive food court (I had Indian kabobs served with 3 varieties of rice). We have been to the fantastic Islamic Museum and the rustic old souk.
Meme window shopping at the candy store at Dubai Mall
Outside the Burj Khalifa, world's tallest building (not in photo)
The Arabian Gulf
We were required to wear a hijab and abaya, as seen below.
Here is the presentation. At this point they were explaining the various types of clothing worn by Muslims.
Some Muslim women wear this extra piece on their faces--I've seen them in the souks but couldn't figure out what it was without staring at the women. It protects their nose and cheeks from sunburn.
That's me on the left trying out the more conservative form of dress. I was instantly overheated.
Ceiling of the mosque
Carolyn, the presenter, Bridget, me