Middle East here we come!

The  big news today is that we booked a (very) last minute trip to Abu Dhabi. We leave in a week!?!

Abu Dhabi Skyline

I have only been to the UAE once before and literally stayed for about 8 hours. Luke and I were on a layover from India to San Francisco and we choose a flight that would let us spend the night in Dubai with his good friend from college. Needless to say that going from India to Dubai was a total culture shock. Plus we arrived at night and left early the next morning so I never saw daylight in Dubai.  All that being said, I am excited to see another part of the UAE , Abu Dhabi in all its glory day and night. We are staying with some great friends who live over there and who we traveled with recently to Cartagana.

A couple of things on my must see/do list:

Meet a real live camel (maybe even ride one if the opportunity presents itself.. just saying )


See the world’s largest Persian carpet in the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.


Sheikh_Zayed_Mosque persian carpet

Visit a modern day souk designed by architect great Norman Foster

Norman Foster Souk

See the sand dunes of the awe inspiring Rub’ al Khali, the world’s largest sand desert

rub al khali jpg

Take a dip in the Arabian Gulf

Abu Dhabi beach

We are so excited to visit this part of the world.  There are many many more things I want to see and  promise to highlight the whole trip here –  so stay tuned!



  1. says

    That’s great! Must be very exciting. Although camels… I have to warn you. They stink enormously (well they did in Mongolia) so wear old clothes :-) Have fun!! Looking forward to your posts about the trip. xx

  2. says

    How exciting! I hope we will get to see some photos. Also wanted to let you know I featured your blog in my “8 blogs that rock” post for the BYW class. Love your site!

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