Posts Tagged ‘Abu Dhabi’

I Heart Abu Dhabi

I Heart Abu Dhabi

Vic and I recently returned to the US for three weeks. We had a wonderful time. (Shout out to all the friends and family who were part of this wonderful time!) On the lengthy trip back, however, I realized that I was looking forward to coming home, and that home is now Abu Dhabi. Thus, [...]


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 [...]


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.


(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. [...]


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 [...]


Special Guest Lecturer: The College Dropout

Special Guest Lecturer: The College Dropout

A lot of people don’t like Kanye West. I’ve never met the man, nor has he ever interrupted me during an award acceptance speech or condemned me during a disaster relief telethon, so I’ll reserve judgement just for his music. Simply put, I like his music. His rhymes, while distasteful to some, are actually quite [...]


Dinner (and Disease?) on the Dhow

Dinner (and Disease?) on the Dhow

Last week a few folks from NYU in New York came out to do some recon work for upcoming candidate weekends. As both a team building exercise and as important research for work, we decided to go on a dhow dinner cruise along the Corniche in Abu Dhabi. It was a classic evening, but unfortunately, [...]


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 [...]


Abu Dhabi from 50 Stories Up

Abu Dhabi from 50 Stories Up

After a quick tour of our future apartment, Steve and Gale took us up to the roof of Sama Tower to show us the pool and fitness center. The roof is largely enclosed, so there’s shade, but open skylights allow a breeze to circulate. The other neat part of looking around was that we got [...]


Hug This Man

Hug This Man

When we got off the plane, the first thing we saw was a young woman holding a sign which read, “John Edward Sexton.” The name sounded familiar but I couldn’t place the name. I was thinking British government official. As we walked to customs with our own airport liaison, Beth said how cool it was [...]