• Taking a walk on the wild side in Abu Dhabi

    A sparklingly clean city full of high rise buildings and enormous shopping malls was what I was expecting of Abu Dhabi. Something similar to Dubai with a slightly less Western influence – but other than that, my debut trip to the United Arab Emirates’ capital was to be a voyage of discovery. There were sights I had on my to-do list: the Grand Mosque, the new Louvre Abu Dhabi (just days earlier the most expensive painting in the world – Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi – had been purchased by a Saudi Prince, destined take up residence in the