Sunday, May 29, 2011

The Coast is Clear

For the first time since February, the Governor of Dhofar's parking lot is clear. The army moved out last night. The protesters are not there. There are no tanks, tents, speakers, vendors, machine guns or soldiers. For the first time in three months, the employees of the governor's office can claim their old parking spaces. For the first time in three months, the central Salalah boys can play soccer in their favourite spot. Yay!

In the meantime, because Ramadhan will probably start on August 1st, the Salalah Monsoon Festival has been brought forward two weeks and will start on July 1st instead of the 15th. It will end on July 31st and not continue during Ramadhan (much better). I look forward to a chaotic July, a quiet rainy month of fasting, and a beautiful September Insha'Allah. Have a great day everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Good timing with the Salalah Festival starting in about 1 month (July 1st)! Let's hope that it stays that way. Your blog has been awesome with keeping us up to date with events in Salalah. Thanks!