Per Mimi's request... here are some things that seem familiar... but are oddly foreign, lol. Above is "Strawberry Tang".
Instead of having several competing stores scattered throughout town like we have in America (i.e. AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, etc.), they have "areas" for competing sales. Above is the "mobile phone" area very close to our house. If you look closely you can read the names of the shops. That sure would make "shopping for the best deal" much easier in the States if they were literally right next door, eh?
This is our apartment building... for now. Maybe some day we won't live next door to the Mosque!!!
Madinat Zayed Shopping Center. This is where all the gold souks are.
The public beach... as you can tell by looking at the hot little thing at "one o'clock", plenty of people are just fine wearing whatever they want... (things that make you go, "buuuhhhhhuuuhhhh.")
The Marina Mall. Hello IKEA! :)
A portrait of the Sheik by the Emirates Palace Hotel