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Saturday’s Snapshot (surat al-sabat): لقطة السبت

  Abu Dhabi city isn’t very old; it’s not like being in Cairo or Istanbul, where the “old city” goes back centuries. Here “old” buildings might be from the 1950s or even the 1970s.  The city exists in a constant state of re-invention, which sometimes results in good things, like the long stretch of waterfront parks and walking paths that didn’t exist twelve years ago. But re-invention also brings an …


I know I’ve been posting a lot of pictures here lately and not many words (which some of you may find a welcome respite) — adjusting to a new job and a new computer have taken more time than I thought. Words are coming (be warned) but in the meantime, here’s a sign to consider: We waited about 25 minutes for someone to saunter over and process our passport applications.