New discoveries

It has been a crazy couple of weeks.  Last weekend we went to Dubai – for the first time, a proper weekend with 2 nights in a hotel. We did what people usually like to do here, starting with going out to eat – to have an amazing steak at Prime68 enjoying a beautiful sunset […]

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Summertime!

It’s mid of July and we have survived almost 3 months here – 1 week from now will be exactly 3 months. One challenge was Ramadan. Check. Another challenge is summer which is very…well, summer-like. Temperatures hit 42-43 degrees during the day, fall back to 33-34 during the night. It still feels very pleasant 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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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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