Archive for May, 2010

Beth’s Healthy Lunch

Beth's Healthy Lunch

On Friday night we had dinner at a nice restaurant which sat adjacent to the fountain at the Dubai Mall (see my other post for videos). I had a tasty lamb dish served on top of rice with vegetables. Beth had duck confit served on cassoulet. For those of you who don’t eat a lot [...]


Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Because you have to buy tickets way in advance, Beth and I missed our opportunity to go up the Burj Khalifa this trip, but we did get to check out the Aquarium in the Dubai Mall. If you’ve got kids or love wildlife, it’s definitely worth a look. If you don’t want to spend the [...]


Big Malls and Tall Buildings

Big Malls and Tall Buildings

Beth joined me in Dubai on Thursday evening when she finished work for an NYU alumni event at the Shangri-La Hotel. The hotel is quite close to the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, so I got some good pictures of it as the sun started to set. We spent Saturday doing what any self-respecting [...]


Dining Alone at the Media One Hotel

Dining Alone at the Media One Hotel

Last Tuesday I took off for Dubai to attend the two-day Digimedia.me Conference which dealt with social-networking media and internet marketing. Dubai is about 120 kilometers north of Abu Dhabi, but there are only limited transportation options to get there. Most people drive, but Beth and I don’t own a car. Some take a taxi, [...]


Move to the Back of the Bus

Move to the Back of the Bus

Imagine my surprise to learn that all of Rosa Parks’s hard work has yet to pay off in Abu Dhabi. As a crusader for justice and defender of the oppressed, I find it my mission to right a terrible wrong: men being forced to ride in the back of the bus. Luckily, I am spared [...]