Qasr al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi

The Qasr Al Hosn Festival in Abu Dhabi is a wonderful 11 day event that celebrates the Heritage of the UAE. The UAE works hard to preserve its cultural Heritage. Before oil in the 60s, life was hard living in the desert. Fishing, the pearl industry and dates are a big part of that history.Continue reading “Qasr al Hosn Festival, Abu Dhabi”

National Day

The United Arab Emirates came into being in 1971. Prior to that they were called the Trucial States under a treaty with Britain. In December of 1971 six of the now seven Emirates formed a nation. Bahrain and Qatar were almost involved in this federation but chose to be independent. The first six Emirates toContinue reading “National Day”

The Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE

What can I say about this very special place? The Corniche is an 8km stretch along the waterfront in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi is the capitol of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). There are seven Emirates in the UAE, which I will discuss in another post. lived within walking distance and everyContinue reading “The Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE”