I'm here in Abu Dhabi, a most amazing place. Desert 50 years ago and today a sprawling city of high rises, with an amazing presence of many global firms. Some firsts:
Being here in the first place!
Wearing a burka (will post a picture if I can). Necessary to visit the mosque, which is absolutely beautiful.
Staying in a "dry" hotel.
Eating in a Lebanese restaurant Having a true "Arabian Nights" experience.