Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Abu Dhabi Wrapup

A long overdue wrapup of my last vacation. Expect two more posts after this.

This photographs are of the Abu Dhabi Marina Mall, and its surroundings. The mall is built on what used to be just water when I had first arrived in Abu Dhabi. A breakwater was extended shortly after, and that's how it remained for a long while. Eventually a road was built on the breakwater. They then put up a few gardens, and that's when I left. Now when I returned there was this huge mall, housing, etc. on the way. All this happened in about five years time, eclipsing the twenty years that I had known before then.

This photograph is through the mall's glass roof under a (presumably observation) tower, obviously still under construction.

This is a little soccer court (properly called football) inside the mall.

A good view of the Abu Dhabi skyline.

The brand new Emirates Palace Hotel.