View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Week End in the Emirates, Happy Thanksgiving, Fujairah and Recombobulation

Vital Signs
I love the quirky signs around the UAE and this one (pictured) caught my attention enough to stop the car and take a snap.

You may have seen in many countries the sign ‘Men at Work’ and do Aussie readers recall the reggae-styled rock band with the name, ‘Men at Work’? But have you ever seen the road sign, ‘Man at Work’?

Happy Thanksgiving!
To the American readers of this site I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. You have had a rough few months (or eight years!) but you are Americans invested with that Thanksgiving spirit and you will bounce back, especially under the leadership of Barack.

If you are looking for something reasonably priced to buy on ‘Black Friday’ or you have some book vouchers to cash, let me recommend two books that I have enjoyed reading and reviewing, both written by your President-elect—Dreams from My Father and The Audacity of Hope.

And if someone asks you what you’d like for your Christmas stocking, place Reporting America on your list of possibilities. I relished this book and learned much about the US of A from these articles by Alistair Cooke.

Enjoy the Weekend
To UAE readers, this is Thursday so it is time to change the sign to ‘Men and Women at Play’.

If you have never been to Fujairah this year, you don’t need my prompting but The National newspaper has declared: ‘Fujairah [is] Good for a Day Trip’.

* Check out my sister web site Fujairah in Focus for some ideas of what to see and do.
* Use the Search function (at the top of the page) and the Blog Archive to help you find what you’re looking for….beaches, bull butting, carpets, Friday Market, Kalba, Al Bidya mosque, diving centres…
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* If you are unsure how to get to Fujairah from Dubai or Sharjah download your directions at this link.

Take a Break
Wherever in the world you are living remember that women and men at work need to get some time for recombobulation. Read the great story on the need to recombobulate when you are discombobulated.

Dr Geoff Pound

Image: Sign spotted this morning on a road in Fujairah.

It is assumed that women are at work but when a man is at work, this is a miracle and it warrants the erection of a sign to let the world know.