Several people have asked about our temporary digs, so here’s some quick notes and a photo gallery.
- It’s a very spacious 2 bedroom, right in the middle of Abu Dhabi. Overall it’s a pretty nice place and feels pretty comfortable. We’ve had some issues with the clothes washer / dryer (specifically the dryer not working so well and the lack of instructions in English), but on the whole it’s been a good place to spend a month.
We do, however, live in the middle of a ton of construction. This is not really unique to Abu Dhabi, as much of the city is under construction. This wasn’t a lot of fun as I was taking a few days to shake off my jet lag, as I would be awoken at 7am by the sounds of construction equipment rumbling along. We face out on about 8-10 construction projects, so even just driving around our little neighborhood, there’s a ton of construction traffic everywhere.
- The location in the middle of Abu Dhabi is great, as we’re easily able to get to both ends of the island. In fact, our experience here has been so positive it’s prompted us to live in this same area permanently (more on our new apartment in the days ahead).