Archive for December, 2010

(Finally) Visiting the Grand Mosque

(Finally) Visiting the Grand Mosque

No visit to Abu Dhabi is complete without a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Yet, somehow, Beth and I managed to live here for almost nine months without seeing it up close. I remember very vividly the night we first arrived at the airport driving past it on our way to the hotel. [...]


The Al Dafra Camel Festival

The Al Dafra Camel Festival

Beth here. While my parents were in town, the AL Dafra Camel festival took place in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, near Liwa. I had seen an article about it in Abu Dhabi week, and once my Mom saw the same article, her heart was set on going. So, one day while Vic needed [...]


Saadiyat Beach Golf Course

Saadiyat Beach Golf Course

Beth’s dad loves to golf. So for Christmas this year, we bought him a round of golf at Abu Dhabi’s new Gary Player designed course on Saadiyat Island. It’s currently one of the few functioning attractions on the island that will eventually be our home. I’m not a golfer, so it’s hard for me to [...]


UAE National Day

UAE National Day

pa·tri·ot·ism –noun 1. devoted love, support, and defense of one’s country; national loyalty. 2. desire to decorate one’s car in excessive fashion and make loud noises in celebration Back home in the United States, we have a whole set of traditions related to Independence Day. In Austin, where I grew up, my neighborhood hosted a [...]