Nelson Mandela remembered for ending apartheid and visiting Abu Dhabi
ABU DHABI The world will remember Nelson Mandela for dismantling the corrupt system of apatheid in his native South Africa and for a six hour stopover in Abu Dhabi in 1995, UAE media reported today.
Not only did Mandela spend 27 years in prison before becoming South Africa’s first democratically elected president, he also sampled Abu Dhabi’s unique blend of shopping and culture while on a refueling stop 18 years ago.
“Growing up in a tiny South African village, Mandela would have had no access to the unique high-end shopping experiences of Abu Dhabi, so it was undoubtedly one of the highlights of his career,” said retail consultant Jennifer Reiss.
“As his limo passed by, he was no doubt massively impressed with the road works on Salam Street that later cut the journey to Dubai by 20 minutes,” said Zayed Univeristy political analyst Ali Al Zayani.
“If only he had stayed longer, he would undoubtedly have enjoyed the unique nanosphere-enhancing beauty treatment solutions available at the Grand Millenium Hotel’s Paradise Salon and Spa,” said PR consultant Lorraine Wilks. “As someone who spent 27 years in jail without beauty products, he would probably have opted for the delux cucumber immersion facial, orange peel facial scrub and patented lavander steam rejuvenation therapy.”