Category Archives: UAE

Interlude in Abu Dhabi ~ UAE


It’s been a while since I last posted here so I just wanted to update about my whereabouts and new adventures. For those of you who don’t know yet, after living 3 years in Chiang Mai in Thailand, my wife and I have decided to move on and try a [...]
Lightr trails in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Desert Zen ~ UAE


A shot taken in the Sweihan area, near Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates. We very often used to go camping in the desert or by the sea during weekends when I used to live in the UAE. It was a nice way to escape the chaos of the [...]

The babouche seller ~ UAE


This babouche seller with his colorful stand is located in the old part of Dubai, near the creek. There is a nice old souq (market) over there with cheap items and the ability to bargain with the vendors. The population around that part of  the city is mainly Asian, from [...]

Arabic Calligraphy ~ U.A.E.


Arabic Calligraphy is a beautiful art. I like the way the intertwined letters flow together drawing the eye into following all the curves and shapes. I know how to speak and write in Arabic. However, I always have trouble reading this type of calligraphy as I never know where a [...]

Arabian Perfume Shop ~ UAE


~~oOo~~ The strong and spicy fragrances of Arabic perfumes come from a combination of incense and oils but without the alcohol base that is normally used in Western perfumes. The word perfume derives from the Latin “per fume” meaning ‘through smoke’. Perfume in ancient times was used in the form [...]