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Monday, April 5, 2010

Abu Dhabi Blog Day 3

We spent day 3 at the US Embassy with the Marines and staff. For security reasons we couldn't take photos or video but here are a couple they took....

On Day 3 we traveled to Dubai to do a Radio One interview. It was my first time in downtown Dubai and the architecture was amazing! This is truly one of the most unique cities in the world.

After the radio interview we got lost and ended up on the beach. Immediately upon getting out of the vehicle, Nogueira takes off his shirt and pulls swimming googles out of his pocket! This was baffling considering we had no plans to even go to a beach that day. Thats a true Brazilian right there! He said "I go to swim now" and took off for the water. We literally watched him swim laps in the ocean for almost an hour before he exited like a Brazilian James Bond.

After getting back to the hotel we had some time to relax which I spent in my room watching A-Team re-runs. We then met up to go to the world famous Abu Dhabi Combat Club. Well, Ross and I. We yet again lost Nogueira, which has happened 5 times in the last 2 days. He is a true ninja.

The Combat Club was the most amazing gym I have ever been to. Its truly a spectacle. We did an autograph signing and talked with the media for about 2 hours while watching the training.

Dogs are forbidden to wag their tails at this location! At least they can still walk around naked which is a severe crime for humans here. 2 foreigners were caught kissing in public a while back and spent over a month in jail. 2 others were found bumping uglies on the beach and they got an even longer sentence. They don't play around in the Middle East!