May 01, 2007

Al-Baal Café on The UAE

I've returned from my trip to the UAE with fond memories, lots of pictures and stories to go with them. I will be sharing those here on ABC. The pictures however will not only be restricted to the usual ones you see when people mention Dubai or the UAE. I will be showing you places which many people haven't seen, don't want to see or simply just haven't had the chance to see yet.

I have had an amazing time. It is a beautiful land which amazes me one way or the other everyday. A lot of good initiatives and projects can be found here. However it is also host to many contradictions and eye-brow raisers which force one to at times question humanity and oneself.


wontmentionnamethistime said...

Your experience of Dubai is directly relevant to what your passport says, simple :D

nzm said...

Where did you see the Freej doll?

And - glad that you made it safely back home!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Wontmention lol interesting way of looking at it.

NZM, the Freej doll was an edible piece of art at Burjuman on display. Thanks girl :) it's good to be home, but I am already booking my next trip out of here lol

kaya said...

Oh I love the Freej cartoons. I discovered them last year in ramadan, and watched a few episode. I couldnt stop laughing, even tho I didnt understand every word spoken.
They are a fantastic creations and recently I got to meet the cartoonist.
Abu Dhabi Cultural foundation was doing an exhibition on CARTOONS from around the world. Amazing stuff. But as usual I forgot the camera!!!

kaya said...

Good to see you hon. Good to have u back as well.

Destitute Rebel said...

I'm glad you enjoyed yourself in UAE and look forward to reading and seeing your point of view on ABC.

the olive ream said...

I am certainly on tenterhooks to read your comments on your UAE visit and see the pics..

clayfuture said...

I'm sure she will mention the traffic!!

Radha said...

Hey, Welcome back !!! :D

Imaan On Ice said...

salam, glad u had a great time and i'm looking forward to hearing the stories. I also love uae, used to live there a long time ago (96-97). Did u meat any other bloggers??


Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Kaya, I have to say I love the whole idea behind Freej, really great. Lucky you meeting the cartoonist :)
Yaar camera mut bhool jao ok?
Thanks jaani it is good to be back, but even better to travel again lol

Hey D Reb! :) Thanks, yeah I had a great time. Oh you will be seeing a lot here lol

O ream! Salams to you :) haven't seen you in yonks! Well don't be too excited, I may dissapoint you lol

Lol Caly, just because oyu said that I will NOT mention the traffic. Joke aside, it really is...a JOKE. MAD! Kya haal hai yourself? What's happening?

Radha!! thanks girl :) How you been?

Salam Imaan! Va händer? Det var toppen roligt, jag kan nog säga så mycket att Dubai har blivit en hel annan värld jämfört med 97...det ändras varje år. Kan du tänka dig att de snart har en tunnelbana? Jag träffade lite folk när jag var där, det var intressant :)

Diligent Candy said...

Welcome back. Glad you had a good trip. Look forward to the pictures.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Thanks Candy :) I'll keep 'em coming!