NYU Sailing Adventures on the High Seas

With the “band breaking up”, the NYU Abu Dhabi Finance Team decided to have one last hurrah by way of an amazing dinner cruise. Setting sail out of Dubai Marina, we headed to open waters for some sun, dinner and quality time before two of us headed back to the US of A. As a …

More Goodbyes – At the End

So, today marked our last day in the UAE. And, by the time most of you read this, we may already be Stateside. By mid-month, we had ramped up our goodbyes, enjoying people, sights, sounds and tastes for what was likely the last time. Here are a few to remember… There will be more wrap …

A Final Weekend in Dubai, Our Sister City

With June our last month in the UAE, it was inevitable to start saying our goodbyes. One of the first “lasts” during our time here was a final weekend in Dubai. Catching up with great folks from NYU, visiting neighborhoods and eateries old and new, and even taking on a new adventure by spending our …

One More Desert Retreat on the Bucket List

As part of our extended bucket list, we hit up Bab al Shams, a desert resort – something we won’t get anywhere near DC. The heat has definitely started to pick up, and we were feeling it. But, luckily, the massive pool provided refuge during the day. At night, we went to a dinner-show deal, …

Bye, Bye to one of the Healthies

In anticipation of the sad departure of Corianna, part of the Edel-crew headed to Dubai’s Healthcare City for an all-you-can-eat dim sum feast for a fitting send off (excess is the name of the game in the UAE). Corianna is now just returned Stateside, and the UAE will never be the same! On a related …

Going Old School in Dubai

Thanks to Sean, Brian’s colleague at NYUAD, and his wife – who have been in the UAE for many years, we saw a side of Dubai we’ve never experienced before…the old one. Old Dubai is a whole new world, and our foot travels through Dubai’s Museum, old souks and narrow neighborhood ways exposed us to …

Dancing (Well More Like Sitting) in the Sand

So, we’re in that in-between period where the weather’s not too hot yet not too cool to spend a night out. And, we took full advantage of it with the season’s first Sandance, a 12-hour concert and DJ set at the Atlantis Palm Jumeirah’s Nassimi Beach. Headlining the night were Irish rockers Snow Patrol, mixed …