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January 15th, 2011 | Asia

Thwarted Again…!!

The first sign you will no doubt notice on entering the Saudi Embassy in Abu Dhabi, is one that your eyes will be drawn to often while you wait to be served, although I use the term “served” with reservation…!! The sign, in bold red letters, reads: “Warning: Trafficking of Drugs: Penalty = Death. You […]

January 14th, 2011 | Asia

Desert Sunset – Abu Dhabi

After our tour of the city, Malcolm suggested we ride out into the desert to watch the sun set… I have always been a sucker for a good sunset, so there was no arguments from me…!! We headed south along the highway I had ridden into Abu Dhabi on, and after about half an hour […]

January 14th, 2011 | Asia

Sheikh Zayed Mosque – Abu Dhabi.

On Saturday morning, after a great breakfast prepared by Malcolm, we set off to see a few of the sights of Abu Dhabi… Our first stop was the Sheik Zayed Mosque, which I had glimpsed on my way into the city the afternoon before… I had thought it a pretty impressive structure from the highway […]

January 13th, 2011 | Asia

De-Tour to Abu Dhabi…

I decided to leave Oman until last, as I had heard the there was a lot more to see and do there, than there is in Qatar and Bahrain… I left Dubai as early as the crowd of well-wishers would allow me too, having answered so many questions from the crowd of people who had […]