Posts Tagged ‘Camel’

A Day in Al Ain

A Day in Al Ain

Just photos for now. I promise, words eventually.


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 [...]


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 [...]


Weekend in Fujairah

Weekend in Fujairah

Back in August, Beth and I took a short weekend vacation with several work colleagues to the nearby emirate of Fujairah. Located on the eastern side of the of UAE, Fujairah faces the open ocean rather than the Persian Gulf and is considerably cooler and less humid than Abu Dhabi. The trip was a final [...]