Vision Hotel Apartments
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... this Sunday (in UAE the weekends are Friday & Saturday). We have been pretty busy despite not having to teach. We have been planning lessons, arranging our classrooms (which are huge!), attending meetings, observing classes at the "old" campus etc. I think we are all eager to start though, as being here in a hotel and not teaching makes it not feel 100% "real" yet.
On our first weekend we all went to the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque which is a major ...
... detergent, trash bags, a trashcan for the kitchen, but we figured we can make do until we got to another store.
We zipped through the entire store in an hour and made out with a phone, broom, mop and bucket, waste baskets for the bathrooms, shower rods and curtains for both showers, pots, pans (forgot the spatula…DOH!), glassware, and then made a made dash through the food aisles to get a few things to make meals for the next few days.
There is a ...
... degrees centigrade today so Bernard gagging for a G & T? IT'S FLIPPING RAMADAN - no drinking til 7.30pm groan groan. I told Bernard I'd go for a manicure and pedicure. They don't do pedicures (not legal yet! - didn't know my tootsies could be of a sexual nature), so OK to manicure, woman looks at me and said what about your eyebrows? Replied they don't grow anymore and I pencil on the blank bits, she said they do need tidying, OK says I and then WHAT ABOUT ...
The trip into Abu Dhabi turned out to be quite spectacular, I had planned to arrive half an hour before dark, but with the hours delay at Dubai this became half an hour after dark.
But what a special landing it turned out to be, the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, glistening white by day, was glowing blue beside final to the runway. It was a low stress landing with no other traffic, quite ...
... made of gold and copper, rising 2700 feet above the earth, emergences that are at once both Phoenix and phallic.
The desert has been transformed into a manufactured universe, but unlike the sad, closed-in imitations of Las Vegas, this is a vast, monumental, human achievement, dreams borne in the sand, rooted in the earth, and soaring to the heavens. To accomplish this, they had to bring together the greatest global minds of design, architecture, building, art, ...