Fun and festivities: Celebrating Garangao

Traditionally, on the 14th night of Ramadan, a children’s celebration called Garangao takes place across the Gulf. Children dress up in traditional clothes, sing the Garangao song and their neighbours give them sweets and nuts. Last night, I attended a corporate Garangao event. There was falconry     Characters from Khaleeji cartoons   Super cute kids   […]

Five-year-old kids explain Islam

Back in 2009, when I first moved to the Gulf, I worked as a teacher in Abu Dhabi. I taught Grade 1 kids, five and six-year-olds everything apart from Arabic and Islamic. When they ran back to me after Islamic, they would tell me little bits of what they had learned, but occasionally I couldn’t […]

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