Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Driving in Abu Dhabi

It's been quite an adventure the past 1 week, driving in a rental car in Abu Dhabi.  With just a map in hand and Bobby's "spidey" sense, we have actually been doing quite well!  We went grocery shopping on Day 1, found a mall on Day 2, went over several bridges - actually only 3 that we've been on a lot, and lots of roundabouts!  It's so bright and dusty here, we've been making the boys wear their sunglasses:
Charlie doesn't normally leave his on for very long, but just long enough for me to take this pic:
And yes, I mean DUSTY!  Here we are approaching one of the bridges:
Here's the Grand Mosque in the backdrop. Eventually we will have to go visit it.
And on a separate day, this is how bad the dust can get. You can barely see those building on the horizon!
Some of the architecture here is spectacular.  Seems like they try and out do each other.  This one sort of reminded me of a tornado.  Well, it looks more like a tornado from another angle but this is what I have so far.  Just funny how we can't get too far from those saying that word just after leaving Tulsa, Oklahoma!
It's been interesting being here in Abu Dhabi during Ramadan, which is the fasting month. All the restaurants and cafes are closed during the day and some businesses are even closed later part of the afternoon.  And then, once the Muslims break their fast, everything is back to being open until 1am!  Thankfully supermarkets are open and some of the restaurants at the hotel are open during regular hours. It is definitely quite an experience so far.  Hopefully we can see some apartments/condos soon and perhaps get a new car too!

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