Monthly Archives: June 2012

Israa & Mairaj Long Weekend

Sunday, June 17th was a UAE religious holiday for Israa & Mairaj Night. This holiday marks when the Islamic prophet Muhammad took a night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem in the year 621. Dates for religious holidays are dependent on the sighting of the … Continue reading

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Reunited in Abu Dhabi

As Dan mentioned, he flew 2 weeks before me so I had some additional time in Canada to visit with friends and family. My last days at home were a lot of fun. I flew to Vancouver to visit my … Continue reading

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First Days in Abu Dhabi

I arrived in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, May 27th.  I traveled to Toronto with Air Canada, then onwards with Rebecca’s new company, Etihad Airways.  I was very impressed with the service aboard the flight…they seem like a top notch outfit.  … Continue reading

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Time at Home

I arrived in Canada on Sunday, April 1st.  Rebecca had arrived about 10 days earlier and had already flown to meet her sister, Paige, in Guelph.  Paige was moving home after a year of university so they packed up Paige’s … Continue reading

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A Trip Down Under

As Rebecca mentioned, I flew to Brisbane through Singapore on March 17th.  I was going to be meeting up with a friend, Zack.  Although a Canadian, Zack lived and worked in both Perth, but mostly Brisbane for almost 4 years.  … Continue reading

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