The sands of time blow swiftly across the deserts of Abu Dhabi. What was once the domain camels has to content with horsepower not of the equine kind. Buildings have tamed the sand and created modern cities and yet the feeling of the lifestyle past keeps on peeking through the new facade of modernity.
Abu Dhabi is about more than sand dunes and desert.But there is no denying that it is a city that has emerged out of the sand. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a brilliant building and amazing collection of well curated pieces. Significantly smaller than the Louvre Paris but stunning none the less. The face vase below left comes from the Maya living in the Guatemalan region and is thought to be from 500BCE. The dragon... too good.
Nestled amongst the clear waters of the bay, there is no denying that this is an interesting piece of architecture.
In contrast to the modern, lifestyles of the past can still be shared with desert camps operating to share the history snd culture of the area.
The Grand Mosque is aptly named. It is the definition of grand. A 55 billion dollar build budget should always get you something special.