Ambitious and forward-thinking direction of Abu Dhabi’s Rulers

The grand scheme of Abu Dhabi’s leadership, and the staggering size and cost of the emirate’s capital projects, are detailed in my book, STAYING AFLOAT – Three Years in Abu Dhabi, a colorful and comprehensive taste of life in one of the wealthiest locales on the planet. Keep in mind that the emirate of Abu …

Plans are underway in Abu Dhabi for the world’s largest permanent sculpture

The word is out. The US$340,000,000 Mastaba will be constructed in Abu Dhabi entirely from - are you ready? - 410,000 multicolored, empty oil barrels. Why? Because. The 150m (492 feet) tall and 225m (738 feet) wide, flat-topped pyramid attraction was designed by Bulgarian-born artist Christo. The colossal sculpture will be taller than St. Peter's …