Abu Dhabi – Miscellaneous

From Tourist Club to Al Zahiyah

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Its weekend and time for all to explore Abu Dhabi. Tourist Club – no more the same as it is officially changed to Al Zahiyah. Many changes happening, starting with the name change, old buildings getting demolished in order to give way to new ones, new roads, more cameras…. it goes on. The good or bad thing about Abu Dhabi is once it is gone, gone for ever. You don’t see it again. All for good.
Abu Dhabi Mall from near and far

So once again another evening, another weekend, and time to take some rest and call friends and family. For many expats, a same routine.. In this photo above, a newspaper delivery boy sitting behind his cycle and calling someone. They work 7 days starting as early as 3:00 am. I know this as I get my newspapers delivered well before 4:00 am every day. Truly unsung heroes.

Mawaqif reaches Abu Dhabi mall area

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We have now Mawaqif. I hope it will ease a lot of parking problems in Abu Dhabi mall area. Specifically, the middle parking.  One more expense to take care.

PlanetSolar at Abu Dhabi for World Future Energy Summit 16-19 Jan 2012

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PlanetSolar at Abu Dhabi for World Future Energy Summit 16-19 Jan 2012

planetsolar – First around the world with Solar Energy
At Abu Dhabi for World Future Energy Summit 16 – 19 January 2012
481 days in the Ocean on pure Solar power…
Follow planetsolar at:
http://www.planetsolar.org/

Vote for Bu Tinah as one of the new 7 wonders of nature of the world

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Ali Al Saloom EAD’s Environmental Awareness Ambassador with Ayesh Al-Blooshi, Aquaculture scientist and Marine Biologist of EAD and Dr Salim Javed, Biodeversity Assessment and Monitoring Expert of EAD.

Bu Tinah Island coverage on DubaiONE
Emirati Island -Bu Tinah in Abu Dhabi.wmv
Ali Al Saloom EAD’s Environmental Awareness Ambassador
speaking on the importance of preserving our environment.
Organisations and individuas in UAE are coming out with full support to make this dream come true in various. Here is an example of TOTAL UAE, naming one of their brand new meeting room as “Bu Tinah” after this prestigious and historic site now in contention for becoming the new 7 wonders of the world.

Vote for Bu Tinah as one of the new 7 wonders of nature of the world

Support Bu Tinah Text Bu Tinah to 3888 Vote online at http://www.n7w.com/ 
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Exploring Abu Dhabi through Clicks and Writes – Weather – whether or not to RAIN?

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Exploring Abu Dhabi through Clicks and Writes – Weather – whether or not to RAIN?

I wrote here yesterday about the rain coming. In the evening, weather was shy, whether it wanted to rain or not? Finally, a few drops came down, as to make the car more dirty. At night it was breezy and then the lightning started. I thought, wow, an opportunity to capture lightning. I didn’t succeed but. Can you predict when the next lightning will strike after the first one? An interesting phenomenon revisited yesterday. If it was in Kerala, at least I could have had frequent opportunity, as the lightning, thunder and rain, all come together heavily and for longer time. Insha allah, it will rain tonight. After all, it rains only for one or two days here, and it should be celebrated. They say it rained heavily in Fujairah last night. May be, we get to repeat the excitement here tonight.

Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Pedestrian Overbridges

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Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Pedestrian Overbridges

Abu Dhabi has now several pedestrian bridges, make life easier for road users to cross across the busy streets. Wish more people use them and make the road safer for drivers and pedestrians.

Ramesh Menon, Abu Dhabi
Post 8 29.10.2010

A date with Date Palm Trees – fruits

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A date with Date Palm Trees – fruits

Date palms.
June 2010.

A date with Date Palm Trees – fruits

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A date with Date Palm Trees – fruits

A date palm tree with dates.

29.06.2010

A beautiful – Chrysanthemum (Jamanthi) and a bee at work

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A beautiful – Chrysanthemum (Jamanthi) and a bee at work