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Shooting Panthera pardus nimr

… or the Arabian Leopard. I name him Al Shakhboot.  He’s not too happy in his home at Al Ain zoo, of course.  “I’d rather be running free in the Arabian peninsula with my tribe attacking hyenas and gazelles,” he … Continue reading

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This is Not One of Aesop’s Fables

Once upon a time there lived a pretty Arabian princess named Umm Suqeim.  She was known for her beauty and gracefulness.  Mothers would use her as an example to their daughters, “Observe carefully and try to walk like her!”  She … Continue reading

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A Long Drive To Al Ain

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Al Ain: An Oasis in the Desert

Literally translated as the spring, Al Ain is a fertile oasis in the vast deserts of the U.A.E.  It is the country’s fourth largest city and is dubbed as the Garden City of the U.A.E. Masood and  I went to … Continue reading

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Jebel Hafeet

Almost thirty kilometers south of Al Ain, sharing the borders of Oman, the Jebel Hafeet mountain rises 4000 feet from the desert floor, making it the highest tourist spot of the United Arab Emirates. People usually drive here with their … Continue reading

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