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The greenery’s purpose is to intercept blowing sandstorms and keep the roads somewhat clear.
But wasn’t all sand.
Periodically we’d pass a farm.
It was amazing to see modern irrigation techniques creating patches of greenery adjacent to the dunes.
The water here comes from wells, although the emirate has invested heavily in desalination.
We passed a couple of ...
... we jolly well go. Lady says no problem then looks at Bernard's shorts and said they're not allowed! Off we go to our room, Qwkeep getting off the wrong floor, finally he changes and off we go again, take lift to wrong floor again, doors shut and squished Bernard, so there was an en-suing row on whose fault it was! Anyway, now sat down - watch this ...
... when Anne called for a chat, so perfect timing.
Then ran around doing some essential shopping, had a local shawarma lunch, and then visited another cinema, the VOX. This was more normal multiplex fare, with two levels of seating, but barely different, and separate gold class cinemas, which was 150d, or A$50.
A few doors down was the oddly names "Rollercoaster Restaurant", ...
... that my bag would go missing and by this time I just wanted to get showered and out of the stinky clothes. If my bag didn’t turn up there would be hell to pay. Eventually the bag did appear and the final part of the journey was to face the infamous Australian customs. The stories they tell you of Australian security were grossly exaggerated, I could have had a bag full of alcohol and nobody would have been the wiser as I walked straight through declaration, the ...
... their shisha smoke. There is my family, dressed typically American, in jeans and t-shirts. Most of the men there eating are wearing white Kanduras, with red-checked guthras on their heads. They are wealthy enough that most of them don’t have to work, and certainly don’t have to do manual labor. So they have perfectly manicured nails. Their required facial hair is trimmed to an ideal length, chest hairs shaved down, the epitome of beautiful manscaping. The workers in ...