Monthly Archives: January 2012

Another Mall

How many Malls should one city have……I discovered another one last night on my way to a networking event. This new Mall is called the Dubai Marina Mall. It is near Sheikh Zayed Road and is a circular floor plan. … Continue reading

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New York in the UAE

Just down the street from my Dubai office are a number of high rise office towers. The two towers that I use to help guide myself around this part of town are shown in the attached image. At night the … Continue reading

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Dunlop 24 Hour Dubai race

The Dunlop 24 Hour Dubai race took place on Friday afternoon and ended on Saturday afternoon. There were a number of people at the race, but not at all crowded like you would see at the Indianapolis 500. I was … Continue reading

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Volvo Ocean Race

Last weekend was full of sporting events. Not only were we having the NFL playoffs, here in Abu Dhabi and Dubai we were having the Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi and the Dunlop 24 Hour Dubai car race at … Continue reading

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It Pays to sign up for stuff

Years ago when I was in Abu Dhabi, (2006/2007) I signed up for the SPG frequent traveler program at the Sheraton. I did not realize at the time that I was going to be living there for seven months. After … Continue reading

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Different meanings 002

On the way to lunch today I did some exploring of some nearby buildings. A number of buildings are in a specific area of Dubai called Dubai Media City. Some of the local television stations along with news publishers are … Continue reading

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New Year’s Resolution

Now that I am back on the job, I thought I would attempt to fulfill a New Year’s Resolution. The elevators at my office are very slow and not synchronized. I have decided to walk up the seven flights of … Continue reading

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Little things in life

I thought I was going to be able to sleep in today (Saturday). Nope, not going to happen…… I was awakened by the sound of a workman drilling holes into the wall near my closet. It is not bad enough … Continue reading

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More record breaking info

My first weekend back at the villa after the Christmas Holiday. Got to sleep in and then had my breakfast by the pool. Helped my landlord take down the Christmas tree and other decorations at the villa. Got the idea … Continue reading

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New to me

Besides my jet-lag I had a Big Mac attack today. Had to get a quick bite to eat before I had a meeting with a Scottish architect friend, if you remember he is the guy that invited me to the … Continue reading

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