Tag: Abu Dhabi

Drifting in the mangroves

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Living on an island of only 75 km square and you are never that far from the sea. The Arabian Gulf originally provided pearling…

Abu Dhabi: An evolving city

By Emma Rawlings Smith. 2009 marked the pivotal year when more of the planet’s citizens lived in urban rather than rural places. Rapid migration rates and youthful, fertile…

Life in the 24-hour city

By Emma Rawlings Smith. If you shut your eyes and listen carefully, the sounds of the city reveal much about the natural and urban habitat shared by both…

The changing face of Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings Smith. With a massively increasing income from petrodollars in the 1960s and 1970s, accommodation for the expatriate workers, associated to the oil industry, were rapidly…

Staving off cultural homogenisation in Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Cultural homogenisation is a process which is happening across the commercial sectors of Abu Dhabi. As the income of individuals increases so too does…

The desert city – Abu Dhabi

By Emma Rawlings. A desert is generally accepted to be any place which receives less than 250 millimetres of rainfall a year. Abu Dhabi has an arid climate…

Food, brunch and turtles

By Emma Rawlings Smith. Food is more than a meal to satiate the body. A meal is a time for sharing, a time for family, a time to…