Daily Archives: March 29, 2008

Exploring Oman: Off the Beaten Path





Al Jimi Mall, Al Ain, UAE – Wed., March 26th



A Teletubby¬†selling teletubbies! Where’s the loyalty?!


Hanging out in Al Ain Mall


Eastern clothing-Western taste No problem for the Arabs as all the meat here is “hallal” which means that they slit the animal’s throat while saying a prayer to “Allah” and slowly let it bleed to death.

One of our newest colleagues, Blair, has been here about 2 months. One of the reasons for going to Al Ain this time was to get him a new visa. It can take quite some time to become a legal alien here!

There are far more women wearing burkas¬†in Al Ain than you would find in Oman! This photo is one of my first attempts at “spy mode” where I pretend to be taking a photo of someone nearby (in this case Blair) but am really zooming in on others in the distance, ha!ha!