Kingpin

So how do you settle a friendly rivalry between the IT and Finance Departments at NYU Abu Dhabi? At the bowling alley of course! And so it was set – Finance vs. IT, live from Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi. The team with the highest average would be declared the champ. Competition was intense…

Four!

One of Abu Dhabi’s great attractions is golf. After all, the capital city is home to numerous world-class courses, a major tournament and endless blue skies. So to take advantage of that, I joined some NYU colleagues for some evening golf. None of us were really any good, but that didn’t matter. The weather was…

Rugby Sevens – 4 Holidays in One!

While not exactly understanding rugby itself, the Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament was a beautiful thing. Beautiful in that we spent part of our three-day weekend there (in honor of the UAE’s 40th birthday). Beautiful in that we saw a little piece of home in Dubai (with the US team on the roster). And beautiful in…

Gentlemen, start your engines!

Okay, last year we had a great time at the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 race – VIP seats and the thrill of knowing that the 2010 championship was on the line. But how would this year compare? After all, Sebastian Vettel had wrapped up the 2011 championship weeks prior. But this…

It’s Time for War!!

Why end a lazy weekend on the couch, when you can get pummeled with bright pink and orange paintballs? Thanks to a friendly invite, we tagged along to a paintball game on Saturday with a crew tied to the U.S. Embassy and others. It was Megan’s first time, and things started a little rocky, but…

Bowling for Dirhams!

As part of a diver social, we headed to the Abu Dhabi Country Club to do a little bowling. It was pretty much exactly like bowling in America, with one minor exception – the shoes. The alley allowed you to wear any shoes you wanted….sneakers, dress shoes and even heels (which at least two fellow…

Tennis Anyone?

As a surprise gift for landing a job, Megan gave me some tickets to the 2010 Mubadala World Tennis Championships in Abu Dhabi. Taking place only a few minutes from our apartment, this three day tournament over New Year’s Eve weekend brought together six of the world’s best to slug it out. We were fortunate…

World Cup Action!

The FIFA Club World Cup tournament is an annual soccer championship that brings together the club champion from each of the continents. This year’s tournament hosted in Abu Dhabi, featured local favorites Al Wahda…plus teams from Mexico (our closest home team), Korea, Brazil, Italy, Congo and Papua New Guinea. Lucky for us, one of the…

The Race!

Over the weekend, Megan and I took in some Formula 1 racing at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. It was our first time watching live F1 racing and we were not disappointed! The action is fast and overall racing facility is impressive. Last year, Abu Dhabi built the track on Yas Island so…