Archive for February, 2011

So Long Dubai

So Long Dubai

Enjoyed a very informative tour of the Jumairah mosque. More to come…


A Day in Sharjah

A Day in Sharjah

A day in Sharjah visiting museums. More to come…


Burj Khalifa and Dubai Malls

Burj Khalifa and Dubai Malls

World’s tallest building and most ostentatious malls. More to come…


Fjords of Khasab

Fjords of Khasab

No, it’s not Sweden… it’s the Middle East. More words to come.


Al Ain Zoo

Al Ain Zoo

Pretty pictures of animals, but no words for now.


A Day in Al Ain

A Day in Al Ain

Just photos for now. I promise, words eventually.


Yas Marina Circuit Tour

Yas Marina Circuit Tour

Just posting pictures for now. Trying to catch up on blogging soon.


Falcon Hospital

Falcon Hospital

Just posting photos for now. Trying to catch up on blogging soon.


Return to the Grand Mosque

Return to the Grand Mosque

Just posting pictures. Trying to catch up on blogging soon.


Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Abu Dhabi Heritage Village

Just posting pictures for now. Trying to catch up on blogging soon.


Desert Safari

Desert Safari

Another fun thing we did with my parents when they came to visit was a desert safari. Sure, these are fairly staged experiences, but so are more “cultural” experiences wherever you go. We got to drive out in the desert, hold a falcon, see the falcon “hunt,” go dune-bashing in a 4×4, and watch Saluki [...]


Dubai Global Village

Dubai Global Village

Shopping, food, and fun from around the world. More to come…


Al Wathba Camel Races

Al Wathba Camel Races

Camels are one of the iconic images of Emirates. Historically, they were a critical component of daily life, used for transportation, food, trade, and much more. While the locals are more inclined to drive a Mercedes now than ride a camel, there is still a very active camel racing scene in the UAE. The race [...]


Texas Lindsays in Abu Dhabi

Texas Lindsays in Abu Dhabi

Mom and Dad come to visit with Grandma Gwen. We introduced them to Abu Dhabi with a walk along the Corniche as well as visits to the Fruit & Vegetable Market, Fish Market, Meena Port, Emirates Palace, and Saadiyat Island Golf Course.


Eric Clapton Live in Abu Dhabi

Eric Clapton Live in Abu Dhabi

I was really disappointed that we missed the beginning of this concert, but once we arrived, Clapton was putting on one hell of a show. Listening to him and the rest of his band play immediately brought me back to Austin, Texas. I could literally feel myself standing inside Antone’s listening to the rock and [...]