Month: January 2015

Pulse Corniche

“I can imagine ­becoming emotional if we can get migrant workers to participate in the piece, as I think it is critical that they feel included in the city” Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

In Pictures | Expect The Unexpected: HSBC Golf Championships

“To find a man’s true character, play golf with him.” P.G. Wodehouse

The strap line for this year’s HSBC Abu Dhabi Golf Championships, its 10th Anniversary was ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and the unexpected is definitely what happened! With four hole-in-ones, a three-time champion who had an incredible (some thought unbeatable lead on the last day) ending up in third place, a near play off to decide the overall champion and a rookie twenty-two year first time winner, Gary Stal (ranked 357 in the world) swooping in to claim victory and the coveted Falcon trophy, who knew golf could be so exciting!!

Asia De Cuba | Abu Dhabi

“We’ve chosen a beautiful location that will incorporate our first beach club, making it the perfect hangout for day and night.” Jeffrey Chodorow, Asia de Cuba

Mikado Café | Abu Dhabi

“It is our vision to bring finest Japanese bakery and menu items to the capital and expand across the region.” Mr. Mansour Al Sayegh

Tally Ho | Polo in Pictures

“Polo, the sport of kings that anyone can play.” Unknown

We spent a somewhat overcast Friday afternoon (by UAE standards anyway) last weekend with friends at one of the qualifying events of this years H.H President of UAE Polo Cup under the patronage of HH Sheikh Falah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, chairman of Ghantoot Racing & Polo Club. I cannot claim to know much about polo except it involves a mallet, a ball, beautiful equine specimens and accomplished players, so here are some pictures instead 😉