Monday, May 16, 2011

Abu Dhabi - 2011 by Beno Saradzic

Building on Sand

Brian's co-workers John Madden and Noura Al Hemiri were on BBC Radio last week talking about urban planning in Abu Dhabi. In the first segment, two buildings down the street from our villa were discussed due to their design and energy efficiency.

BBC Radio - Building on Sand

Here are photos of the buildings still under construction.

Cityscape 2011

Cityscape Abu Dhabi is the region's foremost congregation of real estate developers showcasing their projects. The Urban Planning Council again had the largest booth at this year's Cityscape and on the day that Brian was working at the booth, the Crown Prince stopped by.

Out in front of the Urban Planning Council's booth was Jessica's new company, Aldar Properties. Aldar's booth was complete with an espresso bar, chocolate fountain, and a dozen scale models of Al Raha Beach, Central Market, Al Bateen Park, and Yas Island.

Zoe's Birthday

Our pup Zoe turned 9 years old on April 27. She celebrated her special day with a trip to the park across the street and a swim in the pool.

Happy Easter

Easter brunch with friends on Friday, April 22, 2011.