Abu Dhabi city stretches along the Arabian Gulf, so on one side of the Corniche Road is beach and blue water; on the other side are glass-clad towers. The city has expanded the beach recently, and this new stretch of sand has just opened. The man in the chair is a lifeguard. But by about 11AM, when I took this picture, it’s too hot to be at the beach. Even the water is hot.
I love these glimpses. And oh my goodness on the heat of the water. My kids would be crispy in about 30 seconds.
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It’s astonishing, especially as someone who grew up with cold lake & oceans, to plunge into what you think is going to be a refreshing dip and…it’s hot. The literal bath-water. Hotels and swim clubs here, in the summer, advertise their swimming pools as “chilled.” Topsy turvy in the extreme!
I love learning about Abu Dhabi. I would have never guessed about the water (I’d probably enjoy it).
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Actually the water is pretty delicious, but there is that moment of disconnect because usually diving into the water really feels like slipping into a bath…at least until January or so, when the water finally gets a tad chilly.