life through the lens
I returned to Dubai and used it as a base to visit other emirates - December 2004.
The UAE Dirham
Cargo dhows (and a few seagulls) on The Creek, Dubai
Boat taxis, called abras, cross The Creek in Dubai
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel stands opposite it's more illustrious counterpart, the Burj al Arab, Dubai
The Jumeirah Beach Hotel on the Gulf, Dubai
The hugely impressive Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Roger Federer and Andre Agassi had a knockabout on the helipad of the Burj Al Arab, Dubai.
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The upper lobby of the Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai
Looking skywards from the upper lobby, Dubai
Burj Al Arab's upper lobby, Dubai
The causeway linking the hotel to the mainland, Dubai
Fantastic views of Dubai from the top floor of the Burj Al Arab
In 2004 Dubai's Palm Jumeirah was clearly visible
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But The World was less impressive - I'm sure it's different now. Dubai
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The sun sets behind the Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Burj Al Arab, Dubai
The Madinat Jumeirah is another extravagant and luxurious hotel, next to the Burj Al Arab in Dubai
Dubai Marina was still in the middle of construction in late 2004
The spice souq, in the Deira area of Dubai
Deira's gold souq, Dubai
Heritage House is tucked away among Deira's souqs, Dubai.
Walking along the Bur Dubai side of The Creek, Dubai
Night falls on Bur Dubai and The Creek, Dubai
Wind tower buildings in the Bastakia Quarter of Bur Dubai, where Iranian merchants used to live, Dubai
Dubai souq in Bur Dubai, Dubai
The souq area Bur Dubai, Dubai
Al Mamzar beach is in the north west of Dubai
It's possible to see the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in this photo from Al Mamzar beach, Dubai
An evening in the Irish Village, Dubai
Looking out of my hotel room in Deira, Dubai
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