Ramadan is almost coming to an end and I thought – wouldn’t it be nice to go to Atlantis’ Asateer tent for Iftar? For those of you who don’t know, Asateer is a spectacular Ramadan tent that looks simply magical. It’ s like you’re transported to a different world – of beautiful Arabesque colors and decors, lavish food and entertainment.
We had a chance to go there last year because I won an Iftar dinner voucher from the Foodiva blog. However, we arrived late and wasn’t able to enjoy the food and the place because the staff were already preparing the place for Suhoor (meal before Muslims start their fast at the break of dawn).
So last night while lying down with the baby, phone in hand, I thought: I’d really like to go to Asateer again! But it is expensive and since there weren’t any contests I joined to win, I decided to just sleep. But just before putting the phone down, I checked my email around 11:30 pm.
WHAT. A. SURPRISE.
The email started with:
My name is S** and I’m a social rep for ******* Middle East here in Dubai. I’m emailing you to let you know how much I love your blog, Sandier Pastures, and I wanted to extend an invitation to you for Wednesday evening as our special guest.
I’ve been an avid reader of your blog for quite some time and I’m happy to say it actually helped in my decision to move to Dubai from New York City.
Because your posts are such an awesome mix of adventures both in and out of Dubai – it made me think you should be invited to the Suhoor dinner at the Asateer tent in Atlantis.
WHOA. HEE HAW. WOO HOO!
I’m a huge believer of the Law of Attraction – you know, you attract into your life whatever you think about. Your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest. It could only be this and only this. Otherwise, who gets lovely surprises like this at midnight??