Abu Dhabi (my first visit) is a remarkable island-city gleaming, clean and efficient in the desert sun. Even so far from my home base in Arkansas, there were old friends in the crowd, including a former TU student Khalid who is now professor and chairman of the geoscience department at a local university that supplied 23 students to the DISC (all women).
A clean, well-managed city with interesting architecture.
Oooh, a tall one going up.
Room with a sea view. Nice.