Thursday afternoon and evening was spent getting to know fellow South Africans around the swimming pool and the die hards ended up around a bonfire on the beach.
Friday was filled with lots of activities for the adults and children.
The ladies proved that they were better and faster at drinking beer and the children showed us their swimming skills in the pool.
DJ’s Ben and Pieter kept us jiving with their selection of music old and new.
Nil’s and Robby from Organic Butchery as well as Springbok Butchery from Abu Dhabi provided the braai packs, spit braai and boerewors rolls along with their selection of biltong, droëwors, chilli bites and snap sticks.
Several stalls selling South African groceries like Pronutro, Cross and Blackwell Mayonnaise as well as caramelised condensed milk were present and people spoiled themselves with South African goodies. T-shirts with funky South African sayings were sold as well as bumper stickers with the South African flags and off course, koeksisters!
The children went on to prove that they were better at doing the Leeuloop than the adults and impressed us all with their dance moves.
The night saw the adults on the dance floor sokkie-ing the night away.
We all woke with a heavy head the next morning and reluctantly packed our cars and headed home.
Elize and Zelda’s next function, which will host Juanita du Plessis and Theuns Jordaan, is expected to have a turnout of close to 2000 South Africans. Previous artists who were hosted by South African Events in the UAE are Bok van Blerk, Dozi and Pieter Smith.