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Our 2009 Other Sheep Asia Trip

June 26 - Leave JFK, NY, Airport on Etihad for Nepal
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June 27 - 28 Lay over in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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June 27, 2009
Photos in the right column:

The Grand Mosque
Steve Parelli             Jose Ortiz
Before entering the Grand Mosque,
Jose was given a garment that covered
his legs.  Steve was in blue jeans, so
he was dressed appropriately.

June 27, 2009, Abu Dhabi, UAE
Jose had to stay
in the taxi at the
Emirates Palace
because of his
exposed legs.  
Steve got out of
the taxi to take
the above picture
Photos at left:
We stayed one
night, June 26, at Le
Meridien Abu Dhabi
Arriving at the
airport, June 26.  
This young man
got us a taxi
Wall picture in our room
Midnight meal,
room service
Steve and
Jose in the

Persian Gulf
(so we
understood)

Next morning,
June 28.
Hotel attraction: caged
birds - Jose with hotel
staff.
Above: Construction
was everywhere
What $3 Billion, More or Less, Buys:
A Hotel Fit for Kings
By OTTO POHL
New York Times
Published: March 17, 2005

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, March 10 - At
roughly $3 billion, the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi,
which just opened to the public, is said to be the
most expensive hotel ever built.

The $3 billion price tag is actually an estimate. But a
few hundred million is a rounding error for this tiny
emirate: with 92 billion barrels in proven reserves,
every time the price of a barrel of oil rises by a dollar,
as it has in the last few days, Abu Dhabi could build
30 more of these hotels.
The Emirates Palace
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