Monthly Archives: November 2011

Dubai is one busy place

On December 2nd, the UAE will be celebrating their 40th year of being a Union. In preparation for a number of activities, the city of Dubai has had a number of events leading up to the big day. This week … Continue reading

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Get Out of Town

  Today I had a chance to check out some other parts of the UAE. I also had the opportunity to visit the Sultanate of Oman. My passport visa for the UAE has nearly expired so I made a trip … Continue reading

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United Arab Emirates – info

In case you are curious about who the leaders are of the UAE, I thought I would give you a little update. The United Arab Emirates will be celebrating their 40th year of being a union on December 2, 2011. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving – Friday

Well the big day has arrived in Dubai……Thanksgiving. We had to work on Thursday, so Friday was the first chance we had to celebrate this great holiday. My landlord and his wife really went all out for their villa residents … Continue reading

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UNITED NATIONS – construction style

Well this week is the annual BIG 5 Building and Construction Exhibition in Dubai. I hopped the train this afternoon to check out the festivities. The convention center seemed as big as McCormick Place in Chicago. They had the various … Continue reading

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Power consumption

I have been noticing the various techniques that the UAE uses to help conserve energy. For example the escalators in the malls are set to run at a very slow speed when not in use. When someone approaches the landing, … Continue reading

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Leaning Tower of Pisa…..I mean Abu Dhabi

It turns out that the US Embassy – Abu Dhabi is not very far from the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). The project that I am working on (high rise apartment building) is part of the ADNEC Capital Center … Continue reading

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Perks for Americans

I had the opportunity to go to the US Embassy in Abu Dhabi. Most of the embassies are located in about a three or four city block area of Abu Dhabi. The US Embassy is a unique looking building a … Continue reading

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Only in Dubai – 001

At church on Friday, the minsiter brought up some interesting things about Dubai. I thought I would share some things every so often in my blog: You Know You are in Dubai when: You are sitting at a stop light and … Continue reading

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Central Park nearby

I was out and about today to get a better idea on where things are in relationship to the villa. We have a number of malls in this city. Huge malls like the Dubai Mall (1200 stores) and the Mall … Continue reading

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