A retrospective summary of the UAE: it was hot and I was cranky.
My week in the country quickly became a game of strategy, judging distances between one air-conditioned area and the next. 1,028 more words
Andere Emirate investieren Millionen in spektakuläre Neubauten, in Ras al Khaimah dagegen feiern die Scheichs archäologische Funde. Die historischen Ausgrabungen haben bestes Potential als Touristenattraktion – oder als Kulisse für einen Horrorfilm. 1,008 more words
During my last two visits to the United Arab Emirates I have visited other Emirates besides Dubai, so I wanted to share my thoughts on Abu Dhabi and Fujairah with you. 941 more words
The sea of boxes that I have to navigate in my new home is slowly ebbing. I’m still two weeks away from having something close to a normal house, but the compensation is the re-discovery of my personal library as each box is opened. 814 more words
December 2 is a national holiday in the United Arab Emirates, commemorating the day in 1971 when its six (later seven) component emirates, formerly known as the “Trucial States,” stopped being British protectorates and united into a single independent nation. 811 more words
I’m still thinking about rain.
What does rain have to do with how people built things?
It’s not just about people building canals.
The first winter I was teaching at Zayed University in Dubai, the winter rains arrived late one afternoon. 756 more words