Sheikh it baby!

The rulers of old dynasties in northern Africa and the Arab world are a bit anxious these days. Perhaps former President Barak of Egypt, Colonel Gadaffi in Libya and Ben Ali in Tunisia wished they had maneuvered differently and had prepared an escape strategy!

I managed to get a glimpse of this seven-story palace of Sheikh Khalifa (president of the United Arab Emirates and emir of Abu Dhabi). The mansion, recently constructed in the island of Mahe in the Seychelles has a 360-degree view of the surrounding Indian Ocean.