UAE National Day – December 2nd

Today the 2nd of December is the official UAE National Day. Everyone is flying their national flag either on their home or on the antenna of their car. Some even have the film to put on their rear window of their car. We have a big parade planned along Beach Road that goes in front of the Royal family villas to the Burj Al Arab Hotel. Quite a sight.

We got a three day weekend since it is a National Holiday. Not a bad deal for expats. I have attached a couple of photos to show how much Dubai has changed since 1992, let alone in forty years. The local newspaper created a great insert for the daily paper that has all sorts of interesting comparisons of Then and Now. The Sky Tower and Sun Tower projects that I worked on in Abu Dhabi made it into the publication. That is kind of cool that my previous efforts in the UAE made it into print.

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Architect, artist, author, designer, lecturer and world traveller
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