abu dhabi is the capital of the UAE.. all government centers, palaces and riches are found here. this is where all the money is in the UAE, not dubai, it seems that the money is just used there. i’ve found abu dhabi to be much more naturally beautiful than dubai, way less industrial.
my dad showed me the ports where iranians come and sell their goods (plants, carpets, ceramics, etc) in order to feed their families back home. these people live very simple lives, they work for their families, enough to put food on the table and provide shelter..yet they seem the happiest out of the people i’ve met here so far. it’s funny, with all the glitz and glam in dubai, the people seem to be in distress, striving to find a way to get more, to add more to their glittery collections. meeting these iranians was a slap in the face, i’ve never seen people so satisfied and so friendly..i couldn’t get over it. their faith in god and family were enough to keep them going and i hold so much respect for that. we usually feel guilt for people living in what we americans would call poverty, but in reality, they are the ones thriving the most..i don’t feel guilt..i feel jealousy. i wish i could lead a life like that..