Abu Dhabi Weather

Friday, July 2, 2010


Even though we live in a city with green lawns and shrubbery and parks, it's sometimes easy to forget that we're in the middle of a desert...sometimes. Going for a drive from city to city, the highway is lined with palm trees in the middle and in some cases you can see date palm plantations off to the side of the road. However, when you get far out into the countryside, you start to see a lot of scrub brush. When you get further from the coast there are some beautiful sand dunes.

In addition, camping in the shade of a cliff as the sun goes down and feeling the rush of the desert wind for the 30 minutes after sunset is a wonderful experience. Sitting out in the cool night air with a clear view of the stars is a relaxing way to spend an evening.

Because we live pretty far into the city, I don't have much more to say about the desert. Unfortunately, a lot of people living here have even less to say. Some people live here for years without ever leaving the city...

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