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Aug 7, 2016 - Al AIn...or AIn't

Late flight back to SIngapore. I wished to see the camel market in AL AIn. A word of advice, do not attempt with artifactual GPS. We spent some time wandering around AL AIn and failed to complete this objective. No matter. In an attempt to placate the savage jlay, we stopped at an exit that said Camel Pens. After some searching through a small dusty town, we saw them, the Camel Pens. Of camels. Some skinny, some scrawny. Another word to the wise. Never trust a sandy shoulder. What may look innocent may be a sandpit that can attempt to...

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Shortest trip to UAE

Nov 3, 2015 - Happy Birthday and Flag Day

Our last full day with the Kapea Hohuas-I went to school with Janzen for Flag Day which was really interesting and full of sweets, choc and gifts from the girls! Our children went swimming and ice skating then we all had a birthday tea for Janzen. We have had a great time in Al Ain and thanks so much to Janzen and Banjo plus their lovely friends Ange, Pete and Mereana. Hope to see you again on your travels. Izzy and Theo have loved catching up with Waimania and Wairawhiti too.

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Our Year Out

Oct 31, 2015 - Rugby Finals

We are now in Al Ain right on the border with Oman. It is a lovely place and unlike Dubai it is finished!! We spent the evening at the rugby club watching the finals on a screen outside with about 50 Maoris and Pacific Islanders. How bizarre in the middle of the UAE. Theo played loads of football and we got our faces painted. Janzen and Banjo's friends are lovely. Best of all Mania and Rawhiti don't go to school anymore so they will be here to have fun with us. Mum said she hopes she is uploading the photos properly so you can see them. Xx

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Our Year Out

Sep 23, 2015 - Headed To Al Ain

Due to the Eid holiday this week the work-week was only three days. Sunday I volunteered and then Al worked Monday and Tuesday. I pulled this from a web site to explain the holiday: Eid Al Adah, also called the Feast of Sacrifice or Bakr-Eid, is the second of two religious holidays celebrated by Muslims worldwide each year. It honors the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son, as an act of submission to God's command, before God then intervened, through his angel Jibra'il and informs him that his sacrifice has already been...

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ASIS Abu Dhabi

Mar 5, 2014 - Al Ain - Garden City

Today we toured Al Ain. Cam took us back to the Media Rotana for 8 am to catch our shuttle to the tour bus. From Dubai to Al Ain our first stop was at Sheikh Mohammad's palace for a photo stop outside. Normally this is not done. Next photo stop encountered was at the Camel race track, the camels were out training, we seen them trot by with the robots on. Was interesting. Once into Al Ain our first stop was the Hili Gardens to see archeological excavations from 3rd Millennium BC. Toured the Al Jahili Fort and had a snack of dates and Arabic...

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Dec 2, 2008 - Al Ain

Spending a few days in this oasis . it looks very interesting, particularly the round-abouts!! I am couchsurfing with Daniel http://www.couchsurfing.com/profile.html?id=4R4OJI0 who is going to pick me up at the Bus terminal. Yes, i am going to take the bus from Dubai to Al-Ain, takes about 2 hours...

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round the world

May 31, 2008 - R & R in the UAE

By Elizabeth β€œAt its most pure, travel is an effort to explain life, not just from the familiar perspective, but from every perspective. To understand it fully, you must look to its extremes and taste them side by side.” – Andrew Bill Wow, this week has been very different than the prior 18 weeks on this trip. We went from the chaos , vibrancy, and relative poverty of predominantly Hindu India to the hyper-developed, organized and wealthy Muslim country of the United Arab Emirates. From one extreme to another. We never had any intention of...

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