If you’re a mad dog or an Englishman going out in the midday sun in
While some shops and Colleges keep their doors open from 9 to 5 or thereabouts, many government offices close finally for the day at 2pm or they close at 2 and open again at 4.40 and go until 7 or 7.30pm.
Every business is different in terms of their opening hours.
The Al Khaleej Bookshop in the
Why Divide the Day?
In bigger UAE cities like
On a day like today when it is 45+ degrees at 1pm, it’s only the ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ who enjoy walking around the hot pavements of the city.
While dividing the day into two has been a long tradition in hot countries like the Emirates, the Englishman, Winston Churchill, was a great exponent of this art. He reckoned he got more done by cutting the day into two and he worked late into the night.
Attending a conference the other day in a
I said, “What a pity. I like the practice of the Emirati siesta when you can have a hearty meal and a sleep.”
To which one of the Emirati delegates replied, “Not just a hearty meal but hearty sex too!”
Dividing the day to subtract the stress and multiply the fun and the family.
Emirati mathematics at its best.
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