I see it approaching… the much awaited deeply desired… LONG WEEKEND!! Yipeeee!! (sourced: quoteshunger.com)
This is the good thing living in the Middle East particularly in UAE as we have so many different EID holidays and it adds up, can last up to a week!
Abu Dhabi is only less than 2 hours’ drive by car. Lots of people think that Dubai is the Capital of UAE but sorry it is actually Abu Dhabi, a much quieter and so-called “Garden City” as you will forget this is a desert country! Unlike in Dubai, it is more of shining towers and night-life and crowds. Both Dubai and Abu Dhabi have their own beautiful resorts too, as they boast both deserts and nice beaches mind you! Incredible isn’t it? You may think it is all a desert but nope you are mistaken.
If you want to stroll around (preferably at night in summer but it is now Spring so all good not too hot) better have your sandals/jandals or comfy shoes with you as it can be a long walk. It is easy to get lost in what you see and find something you like that you forget the time or even get lost. It is nicer to have a long walk along the bay walk at night because it is cooler and the places are all lighted up nicely! These photos cannot do justice to the beauty of these places as I am using an old Samsung camera phone.
Mercato – Italian style shopping mall in its unique Rennaisance architecture. They usually have some shows for this special day of Eid and it’s free to enjoy inside the mall.
And finally, after 2 days of action, it is time for us to relax and go home. There is still a lot of roadworks everywhere. Demands vs Supply.
Originally published on October 9, 2015, @evewanderer11