Friday, April 19, 2013

Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

We had the distinct honor of attending a speech by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London. Boris is the funniest, most charismatic Mayor we have ever seen. He does an amazing job of representing the City of London and its citizens. Of course not all would agree and he is already catching flack from his constituents for his comment, "There are so many Emiratis in London's Mayfair and Knightsbridge neighborhoods during the summer months that I have the distinct pleasure of being the Mayor of the UAE's eighth emirate." It's a well known fact that Emiratis flock to London in the summer and we've been witness to it first hand. Ah Boris, you cheeky little bastard.

The event was held at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi. While our faithful readers have seen past photos of Etihad Towers on our blog, we've included the stock photo below as a reminder of which building it is. This was our first time in the building and it's clear that no expense was spared. Etihad Towers consists of 5 towers ranging from 54 to 75 stories, all connected by a multi storey podium that contains a luxury shopping mall. Three of the five towers contain 884 apartments, while the fourth tower is developed with offices and the fifth tower is a hotel with 383 hotel rooms and 199 serviced apartments. Insiders Tip: the views from Ray's Bar on the 62nd Floor are amazing.


1 comment:

  1. A bridge that opens is always interesting. The control tower looks very well maintained. Always nice to see things of this sort preserved.

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