Saturday, May 22, 2010

Urban Planning in the UAE

This is a really good article on the difference between Abu Dhabi and Dubai and the work that the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council is doing to ensure that grow of the City/Emirate is sustainable.

Abu Dhabi: new urban showcase

To whit, I dedicate this post with a photo we took last weekend during a visit to Dubai. Enjoy the photo of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Three Weeks In

It's been just over 3 weeks since we landed in the desert. As busy as we were to get over here, we've been just as busy trying to get settled into our new lives. One of our biggest accomplishments was finding a home. Here's a photo of the new place.

No, the whole place isn't ours. It's actually an apartment building, but unique in that the four ground floor units have private backyards, each with their own swimming pools. We are fortunate enough to have gotten one of the ground floor units and are extatic about having our own pool. Our dog Zoe is especially going to love the pool. She loves to swim. We move in on June 1 and the pets make the big trip over shortly thereafter.