Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Wherever U R is home (Prince)

We have a number of places on our must see tour itinerary for visitors to our place in sand land. One such  place is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.

Last Saturday we did a daytripper to see the mosque and do some shopping.

Brian was really impressed and he's seen a lot in a lot of different places so it takes something to impress him and the Grand Mosque is certainly something special. We arrived just in time to tag onto an excellent tour guide this time (the blokes are generally better we've found). Our fourth visit will be with Jade in the next few weeks (can't wait to get and a mother and daughter abaya/ shayla shot). I spose I better wear a kandorra for that one.

We spent the rest of the day in the Hamdan Centre where I stocked up on CDs at King's Recording (sic) while She Who Must Be Obeyed helped the Minister of Defence to buy jeans and nik naks to take home to Waiheke.

Love and peace - Wozza


Greg. said...

There must be Sheikh Zayed's everywhere. When in Pakistan we were just down the road from Sheikh Zayed Hospital. That phrase was the only Urdu we spoke, but it always got us home!

Wozza said...

The answer is a little more boring than that GK: there is only one Sheikh Zayed (more accurately - was - he died in the early 2000s).

He was a great, much loved, leader who gave money to good causes over the years - hence his name is attached to a variety of things through his charities. I understand that even in Bosnia you will find evidence of his legacy.

His mausoleum at the SZGM is awesome too (and cannot be photographed). I'll write about it on the blog.