Burj Khalifa

Ok, so I wasn’t going to go up in the Burj Khalifa (world’s tallest free standing structure) until daylight, but some random guy gave me a free ticket while I was reading a brochure. His friend apparently chickened out. Just the encouragement I needed to hear… Any how, I went up. A few things I…

Dubai!!

Except for being 15 minutes late to the staff meeting on her first day, Megan’s job has been going well. (She has since adjusted her departure time to account for the traffic!) With the commuting hiccup worked out, she hit the ground running. She put in some long hours preparing for this week’s client event…

First Day of Work

So after months of planning and effort, it all comes down to today – Megan’s first day of work. The very reason we are here. When I asked her last night if she was nervous, Megan said “Just about finding a cab to get there” Well as I walked her out this morning, I’m happy…

Random Observations

As we draw to a close on our first week here in Abu Dhabi, we just wanted to share some initial observations… – There is WAY more grass and trees here than we ever expected…and not just at hotels, but everywhere. A pleasant surprise, to say the least! But then agan, I guess that’s what…

Win Some, Lose Some

We cooked our first dinner at home tonight and were ecstatic to find supplies at the local supermarket to make respectable tacos.  Since tacos have been a weekly staple in my diet since I was old enough to eat, this was a huge win! Today also marked our first load of laundry.  We discovered that…

Our BBQ hopes are still alive!

During our first trip to the nearby supermarket, we happened upon this room in the back of the store.  We felt a little dirty going in, but its amazing how some sweet pig can wash away all that guilt….

First Full Day

Despite being so tired, we each only probably slept about 5 hours our first night. Yes, it was fun to be wide awake at 4am.  Rather than try to sleep during the day, we were determined to get our bodies back in sync.  So we got up and headed out to Marina Mall. Situated right on…

Arrival

Believe it or not, we felt even worse than we looked in these pictures but were still excited to reach our new digs (well, at least until we get a more permanent place next month). But as tired as we were getting off the plane, we still made a pitstop at the duty-free shop. We…

Last Night

Our last night in the DC area and what better way to go out than punkin ales at Dogfish.   Something tells me we may have a hard time finding pumpkin anything in Abu Dhabi…