A FRIDAY FULL OF POSSIBILITIES
t’s usually around 2pm or 3pm when the feeling hits me. It’s only ever on a Friday, and I might be driving down a pretty street – Jumeirah Beach Road, say – or having a chat with a friend. I might (on rare occasions) be doing the ironing and watching catch-up TV.
It’s the feeling when I realise that most of the weekend still stretches out ahead of me, and it’s full of possibility. I could do so many things – or nothing at all, if that luxury exists. (Sorry, ironing.) I would have thought I was alone in this weekly daydream if it wasn’t for the Friday when I had a friend – one who always, always ends up doing work on the weekend – in the passenger seat of my car.
‘This moment is my favourite one of the weekend,’ she said, turning to me. ‘There’s so much we can still do.’ She didn’t mean spreadsheets. She probably meant guacamole. What does it mean to you? What are those possibilities? As your new editor of Friday, that’s what my team and I aim to explore every week, sharing not only our own insights into life in the UAE, but yours, too. Each week, we’ll be asking you to tell us your thoughts on a wide range of
What does a Friday mean to you? As your NEW editor of Friday, that’s what my TEAM and I aim to EXPLORE every week, SHARING not only our OWN INSIGHTS into LIFE in the UAE, but YOURS, too
topics – whether it’s the best advice you got from a parent, the most magical moment of your wedding or what you had for lunch. (Guacamole, maybe? We want the recipe!)
You know there’s a lot more to the UAE than brunch listings, and so do we. Expect to hear about – and be invited to – events you’ll really want to attend, and learn about food trends that you can discuss or even cook yourself, we’ll show you how. See clothes you can actually wear to work and play; find travel destinations to make you dream; and get answers to the issues that are on your mind. We hope, along the way, you’ll be inspired by the people who are doing the things that make the UAE what it is – full of possibility, ever-growing, unpredictable, dazzling, and, simply, home.
Natalie Long Editor email@example.com