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 Root stands by the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 At the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, in Dubai.
 View across Burj Khalifa Lake, in Dubai.
 The Address (a hotel), in downtown Dubai.
 View from the Dubai metro.
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 Skiing indoors at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Skiing indoors at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Locals at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai.
 Street stall near the Gold Souk in Dubai.
 Shopping near the Gold Souk in Dubai.
 At the Dubai Spice Souk.
 At the Dubai Spice Souk.
 The entrance to the Dubai Gold Souk.
 Locals taking a break in the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 At the Dubai Gold Souk.
 Crossing the Dubai Creek in an Abra, a traditional boat made of wood.
 Fresh Mint Lemonade in Dubai.
 The Capital Gate building in Abu Dhabi leans an astounding 18 degrees.
 The Capital Gate building in Abu Dhabi leans an astounding 18 degrees.
 Moroccan tea and scones on the 18th floor of the Capital Gate.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Camels in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 The desert near Abu Dhabi
 The desert near Abu Dhabi.
 The desert near Abu Dhabi.
 The desert near Abu Dhabi.
 The desert near Abu Dhabi.
 A camel ride in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 A camel ride in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 Belly dance performance in the desert near Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 At the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
 Took a lovely stroll along the Cornich (waterfront) in Abu Dhabi, where Kathy and Brian will be moving to soon. Sometimes called the "New York of the Middle East," it definitively felt bigger and more urban than Bahrain.
 Beach rules in Abu Dhabi.
 Beach rules in Abu Dhabi.
 Enjoying a Belgian beer in Abu Dhabi.
 (L to R: Kyle, Kathy, Brian, me, Root) We met up with Kathy’s cousin Kyle from New York. He was in town with the American Ballet Theater (he is the Company Manager) and that night we were treated to a performance of Coppélia, a light-hearted ballet, at the exquisite Emirates Palace.
 Having a good time before the ballet in Abu Dhabi.
 At the ballet in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
 At the ballet in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
 At the ballet in the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
 Inside the glittery 7-star Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.
 Golden girls, all dressed up to see the ballet.
 Inside the glittery 7-star Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.
 Ancient artifacts for sale at the glittery 7-star Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.
 Gold topped chocolates at the glittery 7-star Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.
 Gold topped strawberry cake at the glittery 7-star Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi.
 A TV screen so you can watch the valet retrieve your car while staying in the AC at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Exploring the ancient Bahrain Fort.
 Grocery store in Bahrain... pork gets its own section.
 Grocery store in Abu Dhabi... they really like their nuts here.
 Grocery store in Abu Dhabi... they really like their juice here.
 In Kathy and Brian's new apartment in Abu Dhabi - making a Mexican omelet for breakfast.
 One of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain – had some AHmazing shawarma here, and avocado shakes. mmmmmm
 One of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain – had some AHmazing shawarma here, and avocado shakes. mmmmmm
 One of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain – had some AHmazing shawarma here, and avocado shakes. mmmmmm
 One of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain – had some AHmazing shawarma here, and avocado shakes. mmmmmm
 One of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain – had some AHmazing shawarma here, and avocado shakes. mmmmmm
 The staff at one of Kathy’s favorite local food joints in Bahrain.
 Cool construction site gear.
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour.
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour.
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour. (Visibility not great due to a sand storm that day!)
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour. (Visibility not great due to a sand storm that day!)
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour. (Visibility not great due to a sand storm that day!)
 In the middle of one of the newest reclaimed islands in Bahrain is the upcoming Four Seasons Hotel. Our friend Brian is the on-site architect overseeing the design and construction and gave us a tour. (Visibility not great due to a sand storm that day!)
 Funny sign at the construction site.
 View from Kathy and Brian's apartment balcony in Bahrain.
 View from Kathy and Brian's apartment balcony in Bahrain.
 View from Kathy and Brian's apartment balcony in Bahrain. (note the difference in the next photo)
 Same view - only in the sand storm!
 View from Kathy and Brian's apartment balcony in Abu Dhabi.
 View from Kathy and Brian's apartment balcony in Abu Dhabi.
 Delicious dinner out with Kathy and Brian in Abu Dhabi.
 Delicious dinner out with Kathy and Brian in Abu Dhabi.
 Rupert, K&B's lovable dog :) 
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