Tag Archives: Dubai

Dubai Creek – Where Past Meets Present

In the early 20th century, Dubai was a small coastal village inhabited by a tribe—who came from the neighboring emirate, Abu Dhabi—led by the Al Maktoum family.  Unlike its neighboring emirate, Dubai lacked the fertile oasis, so its inhabitants settled … Continue reading

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Flamingos in the Desert

Dubai is known for several things—both good and bad—and one of them is the tallest structure in the world, the Burj Khalifa … … and not so far away from this engineering marvel lies a 620-hectare area comprising of  sabkha … Continue reading

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Tea from Syria, Friends from Canada

  I love tea.  I have been thoroughly complacent and happy in my own world with what I was having—regular black tea with milk or the green tea that comes in teabags—until I saw this exotic-looking tea from Turkey.  I … Continue reading

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The Big Fish

    This angry looking fish lives at the Dubai Mall’s huge aquarium.  I think it’s angry because it doesn’t enjoy any privacy and people are constantly taking its photograph.  I wouldn’t be happy if I were in its shoes.  … Continue reading

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Ramadan Mubarak!

(Google images) Kuwait had announced three days ago that the month of fasting could start on August 11, Thursday.  But here in the United Arab Emirates, it was only after 9 pm last night that we got confirmation that Ramadan … Continue reading

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‘tis the Season of Dates!

It’s the season to go crazy over dates!  They’re everywhere.  But they look specially spectacular when they’re still hanging off a branch.  I’m told that it’s illegal to just go and pick dates.  So a lot of them just ripen … Continue reading

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