Mourning in RAK – and across the UAE – for Sheikh Saqr
RAK Ruler's Court mourns Sheikh Saqr
WAM Ra's al-Khaimah, Oct. 27th, 2010 (WAM) -- The Ras
al-Khaimah Ruler's Court today offered condolences on
the death of H.H. Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi,
Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ra's al-Khaimah,
who died at dawn today in Ra's al-Khaimah.
H.H Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, who has succeeded
as Ruler of Ra's al-Khaimah, has declared 40 days of
official mourning with effect from today, during which
flags will be flown at half mast. Local government
offices will be closed for a week from today.
Sure, loads of people write articles titled “How to buy a car in Abu Dhabi”, but the truth is, I when I bought a used car in Abu Dhabi, my fourth such purchase but first in the UAE, and whenever I clicked on any of them, they were short on “actual details that would have helped”.
As is the case with a lot of stuff that expats try to do here, the best way to go about it is ask people who have bought cars what to do, then piece together the procedure from there.
So here is my unofficial guide to buying a used car in Abu Dhabi.
I have been writing a little eco-tips column for the weekend paper's House and Home section, which is fun, and in it today I detail my recent victorious battle with cockroaches. I hate cockroaches. They ruin my life. And I come from Canada where, if you have even one (and no one has just one), you are basically one dirty mother*&^%er.
*Rich-Joseph Facun's pic from The National – those are not my dead roaches, but it's still satisfying to see them