Monthly Archives: March 2013

The Old Souq

Today I joined the local tour group to visit the Old Souq in Al Ain town center. I wanted to learn a bit about it in order to take my parents when they are visiting. Here are a few pictures. … Continue reading

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Finally Legal

Back in August, a few days after arriving in the UAE, I went through some “in-processing” for my residency. This residency process includes a Resident Visa which is affixed to a page in my passport and an Emirates ID. The … Continue reading

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7 Star Weekend

It is exam time here, which means that my students have stopped coming to school. On Monday there was a handful of girls at school, but they were gone by 1pm. They are home studying, or so they say, for … Continue reading

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Desert Safari

Last night after work, I headed into the desert with my friend Ali for a little “desert safari” experience. Ali has made friends with the Emiratis who run this particular desert safari, having been out with other friends in the … Continue reading

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The Wedding

Not long ago, a friend invited me to her daughter’s wedding. I was not only thrilled to be invited to a wedding, but I was also very honored. The family is Palestinian and she told me that it would be … Continue reading

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Arabic, Tennis & a Wedding

I am sorry I haven’t written for a while. I have been busy, but don’t worry I’m back now and have a lot to write about. I’ve spent the last two weekends in Dubai attending the Dubai Duty Free Tennis … Continue reading

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