I recently visited Dubai (to attend SICOT world congress)/ Abu Dhabi (to visit Sheikh Zayed mosque). Though this happens to be the 3rd visit, it was unique on two counts. First, I witnessed the torrential rain, which lashed UAE after a long break of 20 years! Second the visit was special due to the long awaited visit to the Sheikh Zayed mosque at Abu Dhabi. UAE was at its best, getting decked up for the National Day celebrations…decorations, flags, lighting and not to forget the goodies (discounts and chocolates distributed on behalf of the Sheikh)…Dune bashing was abandoned due to the rains, so was the Tanura/ Belly dance with dinner.