Category Archives: Abu Dhabi

The 99 Attributes of Allah in Traditional Kufi Calligraphy

One of the several things that prominently stood out in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque  in Abu Dhabi was this wall that one comes face-to-face with directly the moment one steps into the main prayer hall …   We visited … Continue reading

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Visiting Abu Dhabi? Don’t Miss the World’s 8th Largest Mosque.

I do not have the words to describe how beautiful and grand the Sheikh Zayed Mosque is.  It is, in my opinion, the most imposing religious and national landmark in Abu Dhabi since it was built in 2007. According to … Continue reading

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Everyday Stuff from Ancient Arabia

Four years in the United Arab Emirates and I haven’t been in a museum.  I always assume that museums prohibit photography, and when a certain place puts that restriction I lose interest.  But that’s my assumption;  maybe photography is allowed … Continue reading

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The Rub’ al Khali Experience

The sun is setting over the Arabian desert in a blaze of orange and gold.  As I take my first step into the sand, my bare feet sink comfortably into the cool, soft, powdery sand.  I inhale and try to … Continue reading

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Don’t Touch that Food Unless it’s Shot

. . . and that’s the law where I live, specially if someone puts great efforts in its presentation.  More so if the lighting is good.  And a little privacy helps a great deal too. Below is a picture of … Continue reading

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Room 400: Bed, Bath and Beyond

And you thought I’d only be showing pictures of sand and dunes! Yes, of course, there’s more of those to come, but allow me to show you Room number 400  of Qasr al Sarab for a change … A very … Continue reading

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Walking into the Sunset

Amidst all the excitement to share with you the seventy thousand pictures in the next five thousand posts, I completely forgot to tell you about the most fantastic part of our five-star stay at Qasr al Sarab resort:  it was … Continue reading

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