Za’abeel

12th February 2016

While Erroll went to the gym this afternoon, Kingsley and I decided to explore Za’abeel, a place we had not visited for a year if I am not mistaken. A blowy, cool winter’s day in the desert, like today, is the ideal kind of conditions to do outdoors activities such as walking and exploring, since it get hots quick round these parts.

2 kilometers from home, by foot, we are in Za'abeel

2 kilometers from home, by foot, we are in Za’abeel

As soon as we turned the corner of this winding street which begins at DIFC and leads directly into the  Za’abeel precinct, Princess Haya’s stately horses could be seen behind the fence, and this meant Kingsley could not be contained in his pram. He was out of that seat fast, gingerly walking through sand/desert to get as close as possible to the one prancing steed, and the other horse more calmly eating hay. He even stepped a top a random concrete slab to get a better view…

Exploring all the textures of Za'abeel by foot

Exploring all the textures of Za’abeel by foot

However the greatest treat for Kingsley was the hour we spent among the camels donkey and goats, up close and very personal. Feeding these friendly creatures leafy branches and low growing shrubs kept him entertained and the beasts pleased with our visit. We will return again…

Za'abeel Vets have their camels, donkey, goats and sheep out for locals to pet

Za’abeel Vets have their camels, donkey, goats and sheep out for locals to pet

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