Posts Tagged ‘UAE’

Five More Minutes of Fame

Five More Minutes of Fame

The local newspaper interviewed me again recently—this time for a story about bloggers in the UAE. I’m not sure exactly how they picked me and my blog out of all the others published in the region. I’ll admit I even tried googling things like “UAE blog” and “Abu Dhabi blog” to see how high in [...]


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 [...]


UAE v. Kuwait

UAE v. Kuwait

This is the first of two soccer posts today. Exactly one month ago yesterday was the opening of NYU Abu Dhabi, as well as the occasion of a friendly soccer match between the UAE and Kuwait. I’ll talk more about this in another post, but after you’ve worked 16-hour days for two weeks straight, there’s [...]