Working in Dubai can be bad for your waistline!

Today was another cake day in my office.  One of the partners celebrated his birthday by plying the office with salavatingly delicious cakes from a French bakery.  Oh, they looked so scrummy; chocolate, berry cheesecake and another that looked like a combination of both.  Each cake was delicately decorated with luscious strawberries, raspberries and red currants, all of which were lightly dusted in pure white caster sugar.  The office fell silent as everyone tucked in.

It’s always nice to have an unexpected treat to break the monotony of the working day, especially on the first day back after the weekend!  Once a few of my colleagues had finished polishing off their slices of cake, we got to thinking about just how much cake and other treats we eat when we are in the office.

There seems to be sugar rushes for every birthday, engagement, wedding, birth and national treats when people return from summer holidays.  We celebrate every feast, festival and religious holiday of all the nationalities in the office.  With at least 10 different nationalities, we are practically eating cake all year round: Christmas, Eid, Harvesting Season, Easter, National Day, 4th July, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Day, Islamic New Year, the Prophet Mohammad’s birthday, Diwali, ANZAC day…..the list goes on!

Thankfully, each year we have the holy month of Ramadan to abstain from all things sugary and tempting in the office!

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