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Private Homes in Abu Dhabi

I've taken a few pictures of homes around Abu Dhabi that I find interesting. Private homes are built behind high walls with gate entrances. Most have cameras mounted outside the gates which are opened by guards from the inside. Some completely ignore the areas outside the walls, leaving them just empty dirt lots, others plant grass, flowers and trees which seem to be constantly attended by Filipino workers.


The next few pictures were taken on the route that Chaz and I would walk for exercise. The buildings on either side are the backs of apartments. I've included a neighborhood mosque. There are mosques on literally every corner it seems. The call to prayer is projected through loud speakers and lasts for ten minutes or so five times per day with the first at about 4:30 am. Chaz has learned that some mosques are segregated - one will be for men another for women; but some are for both sexes but they worship or rather pray at separate times.


In an earlier post I mentioned that a private compound is under construction opposite Chaz's apartment complex. Here's a picture: it looks more like a small city!!


Finally, here's a picture of a cell tower - Abu Dhabi style!


Posted by ncoats 02:05 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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