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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi and Dubai – a tale of two cities

My first visit to Abu Dhabi occurred courtesy of Zayed University and Rashid Azeem Khan. Rashid was a witness to my teaching days at the new campus of FAST ICS in 1996 and somehow over the last 15 years we had managed to stay in touch. He coerced his then boss in passing out an […]


On Shaikh Zayed Road

Three days in a row I have made the trek from Dubai to Abu Dhabi with Nasr. On the last two trips we hooked up the laptop to the Etisalat EVDO USB device to see how internet connectivity works on the highway. I was very pleased with my ability to turn the 90 minute ride […]

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Working with Promethean boards

So it was an interesting transition to go from a conventional white board to a promethean white board at the training academy the other day. My first reaction was this is to coarse and slow for it to be honored by my presence and my pen, but after twenty minute of usage I was sold. […]

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On the road between Abu Dhabi and Dubai

I spent the last two days on the road between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Nasr closed a training engagement with a forward looking bank in Abu Dhabi and off we went to teach a treasury team. For an outsider, Abu Dhabi is a lovely city with tremendous potential. During our last two trips we had […]

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Travel log

Travel long enough and you will someday hit an incredibly lucky day or an incredibly interesting one. And every now and then you will get one that is a bit of both. So yesterday’s trip to Dubai started off interestingly enough! I reached the airport late and while I was fretting if Emirates would let […]

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