View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, October 10, 2009

See the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and F1 Race Track in Abu Dhabi

CNN’s Stan Grant and his ‘Inside the Middle East’ team are working to provide a glimpse into the region that is new and fresh.

UAE viewers will be delighted to see the ‘My Middle East’ programme this week which focuses on the nation’s capital.

Abu Dhabi’s Greatest Landmark
Stan takes a tour of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque and discovers that is has taken 13 years to build and it is still in the making even though it is used for daily prayer.

The video footage gives a glimpse of the amazing architecture that Stan Grant finds breathtaking:

“It is unbelievable! I don’t think you can find a more beautiful structure,” says the Aussie front man now hosting Inside the Middle East.

Abu Dhabi’s Biggest Event
On the same footage Stan shifts to the capital’s newest landmark, the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit.

Go trackside with Stan, join the tour and see what will be distinctive about this historic event for the Middle East as the final race on the Formula 1 2009 calendar comes to Abu Dhabi.

Inside Abu Dhabi with Stan Grant

Other Stories and Related Sites
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Review of New Book: Dubai: The Story of the World’s Fastest City, Experiencing the Emirates, 9 October 2009.

Have You Seen the New ‘Banana’ at Fujairah UAE? Fujairah in Focus, 10 October 2009.

Hugh MacLeod on the Key Element in the Best Stories, Stories for Speakers and Writers, 8 October 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

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Image: The Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi.