Sunrise in Kalba

A new place-name entered our consciousness last week: Kalba. It is said to be one of the most beautiful places in the UAE, so naturally Michael and I were curious to explore the validity… Continue reading

An Oasis of Quiet

Visiting the National Museum in RAK is not a very exciting experience when one is simply focusing on the exhibits. Although artefacts that were discovered in the area are housed here, and as a result, capture… Continue reading

Chasing Rainbows

Rain in the United Arab Emirates is, needless to say, scarce. Even when the clouds look full of promise, or one is lucky enough to see lightning and hear thunder, it does not… Continue reading

Women of the Volvo Ocean Race

While doing research on the history of the Volvo Ocean Race I noticed the absence of any women participating in this year’s race. I started to wonder about women sailors and the role… Continue reading

A Glimpse of the Volvo Ocean Race

My husband’s love of boats have urged me to pay closer attention to what is happening in the world of sailing. The Volvo Ocean Race, held every 3 years, long ago captured my imagination, as it… Continue reading

Khasab Castle

Khasab Castle has been lovingly restored and is a beautiful testament to the Omanis’ obvious pride in their history. It used to be right on the water’s edge, but with modern development and… Continue reading

Weekend Away

Michael loves fishing. I don’t. Problem is that with him working in Al Ain, we only see one another over weekends, so his fishing expeditions have dwindled into a sorry state of non-existence. To… Continue reading

New Year’s Day 2012

Seeing that Michael was all “rock-ed out”, there were no excursions in the mountains for me this weekend. We did venture out into the beautiful warm winter’s day though, to discover and delight in… Continue reading

Strolling through an Oasis

I have joined Michael in Al Ain for the week, mainly because when he is away from home in RAK I miss him too much, but partly also to get a sense of… Continue reading

Destination Dhayah

On Saturday morning my poor husband got dragged out of bed again for a pre-dawn excursion. This time he had to take me to Dhayah Fort, just north of RAK. We arrived before first light and had… Continue reading