This blog began as a description of our life in Al Ain, UAE (United Arab Emirates). Brn worked at the UAE University Libraries Deanship for three years and Bss homeschooled our four children, D, B, P, and O. After returning to the the USA for five years, we are living in Abu Dhabi now.
One of the things that encouraged me to come here was learning that bribery is not tolerated here, unlike so many other places in the world. So I wasn't surprised to see this article in the Gulf News about a policeman sentence to three years for extorting 500 dirham from a cab driver.