Today, the 21st of June is the longest day of the year and for the first time in years, I am aware that today is summer solstice when I woke up this morning! Before, I would only know the day after when I read in the news that this place and that place received x hours of daylight.
It just gets to me why I wasn’t aware of the longest day or the longest night of the year – it would be a little bit interesting if we know from the start of that day, isn’t it? But of course, that’s just me.
So what’s up here in Dubai? Winds has stirred up thick dust across the Emirates and reduced visibility for the last 5 days or so. The dust has badly hit Kuwait, Baghdad, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, where visibility has dropped to 500 meters. People are stuck in their homes or offices and there’s almost no outdoor life due to dust and humidity. People with breathing difficulty or suffering from allergies are advised not to venture out into the dust haze if possible. No fun, hey!