Friday, December 03, 2010

National Day wrap-up

 The parade I didn't see yesterday. The photo from my office window I took in 2006. (Note that back then there was no beach yet reclaimed from the lagoon and the cafes which are my Friday hang-outs were still on the drawing board!)

In 2006 there were bands, troops on camels and all kinds of folklorist fun... stuff I appreciate much more than this year's full-bore auto-corso hooning with admittedly spectacularly decorated autos.

Here is what I reported in 2007...

Okay, there was last night on the Abu Dhabi Corniche (as MacNabb reports from Sharjah here) no lack of festive atmosphere. 

But, frankly, I missed the camels and the bagpipes!

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