Sheikhs, Sultans and Sand

I’m not exactly sure where to begin here because the last 5 days in the Emirates and Oman have been a blur. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with this extra time that popped up on my trip but I am positive I made the right move staying in the UAE. I [...]

Scenes From a Mall in Dubai

Yesterday was the final day of my trip and I flew up from Yemen to Dubai to catch my long flights home. I had a 12 hour layover in Dubai yesterday and I was debating what to do with myself. I had already seen everything that I wanted to see and in fact all there [...]

The Other Five Emirates

Everybody knows of Dubai and Abu Dhabi which are the main two Emirates (like states or provinces for my Canadian friends) that make up the United Arab Emirates but it sure would make a great Jeopardy question for 99.9% of people to name one of the other five. The other Emirates are Ajman, Fujairah, Ras [...]

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abu Dhabi is what all cities wish they were; wealthy, clean and very safe. It is the capital of the UAE, the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and in fact it boasts reserves of 9% of all oil on Earth making it the richest city on Earth. Abu Dhabi also has the worlds second largest mosque [...]

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