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New to Abu Dhabi? Get the 411

  Are you new to Abu Dhabi? Just flew in? Lizzy of Arabia would like to extend a great big Welcome out to all the “newbs” here in Abu Dhabi…er…I mean August newcomers. You have come to the right place to get the 411. If you are wondering if it’s painfully obvious how “new” you look,…

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UAE A-Z

As promised, here is the briefly anticipated N-Z of the A-Z of influential people, amazing places, essential things of importance and oddities in the UAE. These selections represent my opinions alone. Please let me know what you think about my choices in the comment section. Let me know if there are places I missed. Do follow the links…

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UAE A-Z

Not so long ago I noticed a blogging challenge going on called the “A-Z Blog Challenge,” where bloggers make a fun, but rather long, series of posts detailing alphabetically a list of places and things of importance to their cities. No blogger seems to have made one for Abu Dhabi or Dubai, so I got right…

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Arabian Goats in A Hotel

Dear reader who found my blog using the search terms “Arabian Goats in A Hotel,” I can tell by the way you query that we think alike. I have no idea why you were searching that. I hope it’s because you want to find a hotel that allows goats—there can’t be many. Maybe you were…

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The Moon-Sighting Committee Doth Decree

  Eid Mubarak, friends! Our homecoming happily coincided with the end of Ramadan and a short holiday for my husband. Last night in Saudi Arabia, the Moon-sighting committee doth decree that yesterday was the end of Ramadan, and today marks the first day of Eid Al Fitr. A “moon-sighting committee,” doesn’t that sound far out?!…