More sport, more beaches & Sharjah – October 2012

First swim gala at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex
First swim gala at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex

The beginning of this month sees our first swim gala for the 7 year old at the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Sports Complex out in the desert. The complex is quite awesome – at night it is lit up with blue lighting like some giant alien spacecraft, the car park landscaped with shrubs, trees and flowers. Where the complex perimeter ends, there is sand – it really is in the desert. The gala is short, fun and an astonishing place for a first gala! It is held a couple of hours before the Fina Swimming World Cup. It seems silly not to take the children along, particularly as we didn’t get the excitement of the Olympics back in the summer. Continue reading More sport, more beaches & Sharjah – October 2012