Archive for December, 2011

Desert Island Getaway at Sir Bani Yas

Desert Island Getaway at Sir Bani Yas

Right before New Years, Beth and I like to run away for a little weekend of relaxation somewhere in the UAE. This year, we chose the Desert Island Resort on Sir Bani Yas Island. Originally owned by the royal family, Sheikh Zayed established the island as his own personal animal and nature preserve. Exotic animals [...]


Return Trip to Khasab

Return Trip to Khasab

One of the things we didn’t get to do with Beth’s parents that last time they visited was go up to Khasab in Oman and show them the amazing landscape. This time we had a double-decker dhow boat which gave us an even better view point for dolphin watching. We enjoyed a relaxing afternoon sailing [...]


Al Ain Falcon Festival

Al Ain Falcon Festival

As do so many events in the UAE, Al Ain hosted a world-wide falcon festival and I almost never heard about it. Luckily for us, John and Judy Daniel were in town and so we had just happened to scour the local events listings. Representatives from something like 75+ countries were in attendance with their [...]