Abu Dhabi as my flight took off
For some of us who live outside of the Middle East, I could not imagine what a desert would look like. Yes, I have seen movies set in a desert but those are highly stylised. An opportunity came up for me to pass through the airport of Abu Dhabi and hope that one day I, too would get to stay for a few days.
I cannot imagine what the architecture and infrastructure would be like 10 to 20 years from now in this city.
Someone once told me that this country is run very efficiently but conservatively and they seem to be reaping the benefits.