Qasr Al Watan (Palace of the Nation) in Abu Dhabi is open to the public. Check below for a map, information, video and great photographs.
The UAE and Oman border crossing between Al Buraymi in Oman and Al Ain in the UAE have new border facilities announced by The Royal Oman Police. These are effective from 18th May 2018.
I list all 3 of the Oman UAE Border Crossings in Al Ain below.
UAE and Oman border crossing changes announced that
The latest ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey 2017 shows that the youth in the Arab World may be closer to their western counterparts viewpoint than many think.
The survey was conducted Continue reading “Arab Youth Survey 2017”
Oman’s Salam Air will be commencing flights to Dubai
on the last day of February 2017. There will initially be 2 flights in either direction at initial published prices from Rial Omani 21.600 one way (check for lower promotional pricing). Salam Air will be one Continue reading “Omans Salam Air to start Dubai flights”
The Zodiacs of the Clipper Odyssey (now renamed Silver Discoverer) ably lead by John Yersin came in handy to get us onto Sir bani Yas .
Once on the island I joined other Continue reading “Zodiacs onto Sir Bani Yas”
It was very interesting to visit the Falcon Hospital
via Sir bani Yas
The island of Sir bani Yas was to be the next destination of the Island Sky.
Here not only did we have a wonderful animal safari but also a superb lunch in the new hotel. Finally we arrived in Dubai as the sun rose to illuminate Continue reading “Cruise to Dubai and Sir Bani Yas”
in a gallery in Al Ain
It was interesting to visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Wilfred Thesiger exhibition in Al Ain on a trip from Oman.
The Sheikh Zayed Mosque is a remarkable contrast in most respects to the superlative Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque’s exterior is a brilliant white –its interior, in contrast, is an equally brilliant poly-chrome . The carpet uses the same company that was upgraded for the carpet in the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque and although completly different in design, the candalier is from Fausteg, as was used on the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque. Almost overflowing with floral designs, the mosque sits opposite Continue reading “Abu Dhabi and Wilfred Thesiger”