I have seen these big plywood walls to hide construction in Dubai, but never here in Al Ain. If you consider that Al Ain is being surveyed for high-rises as well, it really does mark the end of an era here.
Don't get me wrong, I am absolutely in favor of land owners being allowed to use their property any way they want. But it will be sad if Al Ain just becomes a smaller Dubai or Abu Dhabi, chasing after a dream and forgetting the good that it has now.
I guess that we have more vistas like this to look forward to.