Today was the first annual Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival held on the corniche near 34th street, about a five-minute walk away from my apartment. Because I've only been swimming once since my race in September, I didn't really feel like signing up for it. As it turned out, there was more to it than I'd originally thought.
There was a mile race then relay races and even 200 meter races for the kids. The finale was a 700 meter race from the huge flagpole over by the Cultural Village across the bay, over to the beach on the other side. Just doing that without having to worry about being run over by a jet-ski would've been worth it. I regret not signing up but now I know for next year.