We recently celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary last 11 January 2012. I am so happy because my mother and mother-in-law are both here to join the celebration.
We didn't have the usual gift giving because it was not the tradition. For one, I am not really fond of receiving gifts although I will be happy and appreciative to receive one. So, my husband is very lucky because he didn't have to worry about the gift nor make himself worried-sick to find an anniversary gift here in Dubai.
The anniversary was celebrated quietly with my immediate family members. We had dinner at Movenpick Hotel in Deira at the nice Wok In restaurant. It is an Asian fusion kind of restaurant and the food was great!
It has become customary for us to dine during our anniversary. Sometimes it costs more than the actual cost of getting a gift for my husband but the time spent with the ones I love is more than any gift I can have.