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A Walk on the Corniche

We took a nice walk on the beach at the Corniche in downtown Abu Dhabi. This is a beautiful tree lined street that runs the entire length of the waterfront downtown. The beaches are divided into small sections with two or three that are public and several that cost AED 10 or about $2.72 each entrance. All have lifeguards every 100 feet or so. The walkways are lined with benches and are beautifully landscaped. There are public playgrounds and a large plaza lined with food shops and cafes and you can rent small four wheel bikes that are pedaled for small children.

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On Friday mornings the beaches and Corniche is sparsely filled with expatriates. The Emiratis will emerge late afternoon with their picnics, beach chairs, blankets and barbecues. They completely fill the parks and green spaces around town. It looks like a wonderful way to spend time with family.

Tonight I leave Abu Dhabi to fly home to Oriental, North Carolina. It's been a great trip and Chaz and I are sad to part. He's already planned out his next two trips home - mid-May and the whole month of October. I'm ready to get back to work and renovations on the house.

Oh! Remember the yarn I bought at Magrudy's to make Chaz an afghan? He wanted one that would reach from under his chin down to wrap under his toes. Well, I finished it today!

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As-salaam alaikum,
Peace be unto you

Posted by ncoats 02:24 Archived in United Arab Emirates

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