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Abu Dhabi; Luxury & A Sense Of Seclusion

February 6, 2014

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Abu Dhabi

As we drove across the quiet, open highway, Abu Dhabi’s skyline emerged in the distance. Next to the highway I noticed a few bridges. Bridges that led to nowhere – at least temporarily. Day by day, brick by brick, highway by highway, Abu Dhabi’s expanding, replacing desert sand with new projects and infrastructure, preparing to […]

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Dubai: Why You Should Consider A Visit

December 10, 2013

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I had a very naive perception of the Middle East for the first 30+ years of my life, a picture that included arid land, deserts, camels and oil. Lots of it. It was never on my bucket list of travel spots as it seemed almost too foreign, way too removed from the world I grew […]

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Abu Dhabi Thrilling Travel Attractions: Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World

December 4, 2013

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As adults, it’s often easy to forget the remarkable childhood capability we all once had to get excited by the little pleasures in life. Work, everyday responsibilities and our own “to-do” lists often replace some of the carefree-no-worries-in-the-world fun. While vacationing in the United Arab Emirates last week, I found a way to recapture all […]

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The Burj Khalifa in Dubai

February 4, 2013

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Jim and I went to the top of the Shard Building in London a few days ago, currently the tallest building in Western Europe (see my recent post on this).  A wonderful experience  – but it brought back memories of the last time I visited one of the world’s tall buildings, in March of 2011 […]

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