About this blog


My name is Nick Leech and since 2010 I’ve been a feature writer for The National, Abu Dhabi’s daily English language newspaper.

I studied design history at the Royal College of Art in London and practised as a landscape architect before entering journalism and although I now write about a broad range of issues, I still enjoy writing about design whenever the opportunity presents itself.

Despite being in my fifth decade, I still cannot drive. This marks me as something of an oddity in my adopted home.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog.

One Comment

  1. A very interesting blog. I am also a blogger (Arabian Tales and Other Amazing Adventures). We are moving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi in March. Loved your article about Al Matar, Looking for a nice neighborhood for me and my husband to relocate to. Any other suggestions? Have already discounted Al Reem Island, Khalifa City and Al Raha is our backup (just a bit too far from town). Thanks for any thoughts you may have.

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