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Thursday 23 January 2020

UAE2020 Day 03: Al Reef Walkabout

We had dinner at Mamak Abu Dhabi, our default Malaysian restaurant. Soon as we got home Ginny and Sern felt the need to burn some fat, so they took us for a walkabout around the housing development where they lived.

cool evening temperatures

great time for a walk

illuminated palm tree

off we go

this needs to be driven

a shame to leave it gathering dust

We had posted about Al Reef Villas in our post from 4 years ago. Consisting of four distinct architectural themes, Arabian, Desert, Mediterranean, and Contemporary its 2,376 individual villa and townhouses offer two, three, four, and five bedroom spaces.

another cluster of villas

plenty of roundabouts, no traffic lights

yet another cluster of villas

children romping around at Al Reef Downtown

it really does come alive at night

checking out the bus schedules

a quiet neighbourhood

Before we knew it we were working up a sweat, despite the cool night temperature of well below 20°C. We admired the simplicity in design of the many similar yet different units of the differently themed villas, from the modest to the luxurious.

how I'd love to drive this

plenty of river systems nearby

as we head back home

Singaporeans call this a Chee-Low-Let

an hour later

back home

An hour later we arrived back home, having managed to garner well over 7,000 steps. It will be an early night for us, since tomorrow Ginny and Sern will be on leave and will be in mad hatter tour guides mode, and have planned a whirlwind adventure traversing 4 different Emirates. We can hardly wait!

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