fitness and exercise

Running in Dunbar

June 30, 2013
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One of the most scenic and beautiful places I’ve ever run in is Dunbar, Scotland. At 50ºF (10ºC), it could possibly be the coldest place as well. And this is summer – granted, early summer. It’s 9am and I’m out on my run. The sun has just broken through the clouds to bathe the East […]

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Things to do in Dubai – Camping, Scuba Diving, Bird Watching, and More

November 13, 2012
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As I mentioned in the previous post about the wildlife center in Al Ain, the weather in Dubai is just gorgeous at the moment for outdoor pursuits. In case you need more ideas of how to take advantage of this weather, here are a few that we have personally experienced: Camping: Whether inland or beach-side, […]

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Running Along Dubai Marina

January 15, 2012
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When the weather is nice outside, I like to run the path along Dubai Marina right by the water. When I first moved to the neighborhood four years ago, it wasn’t a very nice run because of all the construction and detours. But now, almost all of the trail down by the water is paved […]

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Hashing in Dubai

May 21, 2008
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The House Hash Harriers is an international running, drinking, and social club. Sometimes described as a “drinking club with a running problem,” there is a hash group in practically every major city in the world. Hashing began way back when in 1938 in Kuala Lumpur by a group of British expats. The co-ed group in […]

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A Deer Runs the Dubai 10k

January 18, 2008

Scotch and I took part in the Dubai 10k today. It is held as part of the Dubai Marathon. Of course, it wouldn’t be a Dubai event without being the biggest in something or other. Not to disappoint, this year’s marathon is the richest long distance running event in history with prize-money of USD 1,000,000. Well, […]

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