Monthly Archives: January 2014

Dubai – a City on Steroids

Coming in from the desert, my first glimpse of Dubai felt like a mirage—fast, six-lane highways, and shiny, tall buildings rising above the sands. It’s a 21st century city of pristine, designer-filled malls, manmade lagoons, and the tallest building in … Continue reading

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Oman December 2013

Oman is a small, conservative, Islamic, oil-rich country at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula, ruled by Sultan Qaboos. I have always thought of it as the gentle backwater of the Peninsula, but as I recently saw, it is working … Continue reading

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