Category Archives: Dubai

FALCONRY as Experienced on THE ARABIAN GULF

FALCONRY as Experienced on THE ARABIAN GULF   “The desert nomad clearly flew his falcons because he wanted to hunt and eat; he did not go hunting because he wanted to see his falcons fly.” — Mark Allen     … Continue reading

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THE ARABIAN HORSE

THE ARABIAN HORSE “Drinkers of the Wind”   “To create the horse, God spoke to the south wind:  ‘I will create from you a being which will be a happiness to the good and a misfortune to the bad.  Happiness … Continue reading

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Diving for “White Gold” in the Arabian Gulf

Diving for “White Gold” in the Arabian Gulf  In the “Dubai” chapter of my book 7 ½ Places of Wonder, I touched on the region’s ancient pearling industry—for centuries an economic lifeline for those who eked out a living on the … Continue reading

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Dubai- Bedouin Silver

The highlight of my UAE souq explorations was the discovery of Bedouin silver of which I became a collector. This picture shows a Bedouin Silver Collection in one of Dubai’s heritage museums. The Bedouin Silver pieces in the other pictures … Continue reading

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Dubai–Champ

    In January 1976, when I landed at the Dubai International Airport for the first of my several lengthy Dubai-and-environs stays, I arrived with Champ, our much-loved 90-pound, long-haired, honey-colored collie. (My husband David was already there.)     During the … Continue reading

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