Monthly Archives: December 2012

Al Jimi Oasis and Qattara Souk

Last weekend (with Christine’s prodding), I decided it was time to see the other side of Al-Ain – the historical and cultural side. Kassandra and I joined the Al-Ain Weekenders for a three hour tour of an oasis and a souq. This group does a variety … Continue reading

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National Day! (Finally!)

Previously on Tori’s blog: I shared my experience going to Abu Dhabi for the weekend.  Kassandra and I were supposed to go home on Sunday, but since Friday and Saturday were so lovely, we decided to book one more night … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi Weekend

Last weekend was my first National Day in UAE, and one that I am surely not likely to forget anytime soon. Being that we had a four day weekend, I figured I should pack up the bags and get out … Continue reading

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Pre-National Day Celebrations

For the past two weeks, the UAE has been preparing for its 41st National Day. In Al-Ain, the first thing I noticed was all of the decorations being put up the day after Thanksgiving (I am sure the timing was … Continue reading

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