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  • Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is one of the most important cultural locations in Abu Dhabi.  This magnificent Mosque took about 10 years to build and is a “must-see” for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi.  It is […]

  • AAU Abu Dhabi campus

    AAU Abu Dhabi campus

    This week I am spending most of my time on the Abu Dhabi campus of Al Ain University.  I have had a series of meetings with campus leaders, including a very delightful discussion with Dr. […]

  • A taste of Arabia

    A taste of Arabia

    Although I am not a big fan of fast food, I do enjoy seeing how global (read American) fast food restaurants localize their products or create special items that cater to local tastes.  In my […]

  • Three surprises in Al Ain

    Three surprises in Al Ain

    Today is our last day in Al Ain.  Later today we will travel to Abu Dhabi to work with the Abu Dhabi campus of Al Ain University (AAU).  Yesterday we had a great day exploring […]

  • Exploring Al Ain

    Exploring Al Ain

    Friday is the first day of the weekend in the UAE (and most of the region), but it is much more like “our” Sunday than Saturday. Many, perhaps most, things are closed Friday morning.  After […]