The boys play soccer at Zayed Sports City, a huge sports complex about 20 minutes drive from our apartment (or 8 minutes if you’re the Emirati dude we saw last week, zigzagging through traffic in his Maserati like he was trying out for Formula 1.)

We get there about 6, just in time for the endless sunset that happens in this part of the world, and last week, well after quitting time, workers were still pounding away at this structure.