Happy New Year! Oh wait…

January almost gone!  I realize the longer we live in the UAE, the less time we have on our hands. I remember when we first came in April 2017 we thought we will have loads of time to do the stuff we like, as many things are being taken care of by others. But here […]

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Eid Mubarak!

Our first Ramadan journey finished on our way from Abu Dhabi airport 9pm Saturday: the news broke that the moon committee (something) said Eid (means celebration) starts tomorrow, i.e. Sunday. So the public holiday will be on until Wednesday. Eid Mubarak – have a great holiday 🙂 The last week of Ramadan I traveled to […]

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Ramadan: week 2…and counting

Last time I wrote was about Day 1 full Ramadan experience. This time it is exactly two weeks since the start of Ramadan, and the start of our experiment to actually live the Ramadan routine. Well, not exactly. For us, who are active early birds, this means one meal per day – a sumptuous Iftar […]

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Ramadan: on

So here it comes. Just a month after we have been here, the most cultural experience kicks off – Ramadan is on. It is a month (9th in the Islamic calendar), lasting 29-30 days observed by Muslims worldwide, and dates change according to the moon. The exact date is only known a day in advance, […]

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Culture, what culture?

Before coming to live in Abu Dhabi, UAE, people often warned me: “but you are going to miss culture!”, “everything is superficial there”, “it’s an empty desert”. Excuse me. For starters, the first book I read was “Culture shock! United Arab Emirates”. 🙂 And there is something to say about it. So what is culture. […]

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First week: enjoying it

Hello from the other side. Let me just take my sunglasses off… A random sunny day The first week in Abu Dhabi went fast, and at the same time it seems ages have passed since we left Copenhagen. At work, I had a lot of introduction sessions, as well as procedures to get the local […]

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First 24 hours in Abu Dhabi: ton of impressions

First 2 days in Abu Dhabi. We got first cultural experience on the plane here where we were offered Arabic mezze as a meal, consisting of hummus, pita bread, samoosa, fattoush, warak inab and samoosa… A few things which I had tried before, but learned the names only checking afterwards, e.g. warak inab is rice wrapped in […]

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