Can I please get a picture of an Arab man?!
Trip Start Nov 13, 2007
10Trip End Nov 24, 2007
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After checking the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a few emails and just plain surfing, my Dad and I went to the Corniche to get a little exercisehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7lScGwFOvU
Surprisingly, even with the humidity, we walked/ran about 5 miles. On our way back to the car we spotted about a dozen or so people on a platform doing Karate and three or four pick-up games of cricket in the parking lot. The games of cricket were very exciting!! The guys were all screaming and having a good time. Very neat to experience. Once home we I took a shower and then tried to take a nap. Notice the word "tried". On the holy day, they not only have the call to prayer periodically over the loud system, but they also have the what I believe the sermon of the week. Needless to say, sleep did not come easy.
Around 2:30ish we headed out to the Marina Mall, where most of the photos were taken adjacent to the parking lot at a place called Heritage Village. We hope to go back there later this week. It looks to be a museum about the Emirates lifestyle, culture and such. Walked around the mall and took photos of the the artwork
Headed to dinner with one of my father's coworkers at Le Meridien. The hotel is right on the water, so you can imagine the view was pretty nice. They have a courtyard that has different restaurants and bars. Actually, they had a pre-teen club on Friday nights. Loads of little ones were roaming around and American music waifed in the air during dinner.
Later in the evening we visited the Carrefore, which is a hypershopping center. It's similar to a Super Target, but much bigger. It was BUSY! You couldn't walk two feet without running into someone. I suppose it was due to the holy day observance being over.
We ended up coming back home, having a nightcap while having a theological discussion. It was pretty special. Nothing like being with family and talking...
Hope all is well with everyone. I'm having a very relaxing, enjoyable time in Abu Dhabi.