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Jazirat al-Hamra: Ghost Town or a Crumbling Piece of History?

One look at the seclusion and crumbling walls across the main road tells us that we have arrived at the right place. It’s a couple of hours before dusk; we have some time to explore the  area before it eventually … Continue reading

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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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