Things Money Can’t Buy

“What is happiness? It is a moment before you need more happiness.”
— Don Draper

Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and the future cultural capital of the Middle East. Saadiyat Island (Happiness Island) is going to be the largest cultural center in the region, housing institutions like the Louvre and the Guggenheim among others.

There are numerous architectural marvel spread all around the expansive city made up of small, sometimes manmade, islands. Between these marvels there is little to report. The state has spent unimaginable amounts of money on creating the city that exists today.

I have spent a considerable amount of time in this city, most of it working to help the most vulnerable members of society get their fair dues. Like the vast wealth that fortune has bestowed upon this emirate, fortune gives to many too much, enough to none.