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Fueling up

A quick note about getting fuel in Abu Dhabi and Bahrain. All gas stations are full service. An attendant fills your tank and washes your windows, all while you sit in your car in the air conditioning. Did I mention you keep your car RUNNING the whole time? It seems crazy. In America there are signs about turning your car off. I didn’t even think you could fuel a car while it was running. But, oh yes, it’s exactly how it’s done here. It’s too hot to turn off the car and cut the air conditioning. When the car is full, you pay and tip the attendant and you are on your way.

And the price of gas? Roughly $1 per gallon, give or take 20 cents.

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