Discovering Falconry at the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital

I had a half-day off from work while I was living in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.  I didn’t just want to spend it on my company’s compound or in the city having a drink.  I was looking for other things to do in the city.  I came across a webpage for the Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. My favorite birds are falcons and eagles.  I checked my watch and picked up my phone.  I crossed my fingers and called them hoping they had space on their 2:00 pm hospital tour. Continue Reading . . .

5 Stars in the Desert – Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort

After ten long weeks of training in the United Arab Emirates, I should have been sick of the desert and the heat.  I had six days of vacation and could go anywhere in the world.  I selected to stay in the UAE and finish exploring the country.  Originally, I had planned to spend all six days in Dubai.  But after a weekend in Dubai during my training, I had done most everything on the Dubai to-do list.  I started looking for something else to do in the UAE.  I came across the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort. Continue Reading . . .