Someone's shortcut that went very wrong. Taken on the road to Bab al Shams.
I had one of these trikes when I was a kid. Darn, I want it back as some mornings this is the quickest way around the Burj Dubai area! The rider is one of the Emaar Square rubbish men. There's also a man who's full time job is to sweep dust off the speed humps.
Taken from the 62nd floor of the Address hotel looking down at Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall.
View over Dubai, the Palace Hotel in Old Town is at the bottom of the picture.
The cloud of smog/dust/whatever, is a regular feature of Dubai's skyline.
Taken from the 62nd floor of the new Address hotel in Dubai
Oryx, taken near Ghantoot.
A launching gantry, part of the construction of the Dubai metro line.
Dubai's infrastructure is struggling to deal with the rapidly increasing population. The trucks in this queue, which stretches for kilometres, are all carrying raw sewerage and waiting to unload at the treatment plant behind International City.
The queue of sewerage trucks and in typical Dubai style up ahead you can see some trucks that are trying to queue jump. A sewerage truck queue jumping?? I'd let 'em in............
A Nissan Patrol decked out in green by an Al Shabab Football Club fan leaving no doubt where his support lies. Al Shabab (The Slashers) won the Etisalat UAE league (soccer) earlier this month.
A supprt for the Metro on the Sana corner in BurDubai.
The track for the Metro system being built along Trade Centre Road in Dubai.
19 floors up on the BurJuman Business Tower.
Tailors in Satwa.
Sign on a dusty side street in Satwa.
As part of Satwa is being replaced by a lake, I guess the rowing club will finally be in the right place.
A drive-by shot. Fungus on your tapes? Eeuuww! but never fear it can be cleened.
Glorious bouganvillea in Jumeirah.
Back street in Jumeirah.
There's no excuse for this is there? Its bad even for a Skyline. And it sure looked like housepaint close up (as close as I could get without hurting my eyes)! I wonder if he did the paint job with his Mum's vacuum cleaner?
The shiny side of Dubai.
Maybe this sign would be more use in Oxford Street.....
The sun sets on another day in Dubai.
Mother and baby camel on the Al Ain-Dubai road.
Sheikh Hamdan's new Ultimate Aero. The car's been described as "3 feet wide at the front and 27 feet wide at the back"
Don't want to think too much about this one.......
Sweihan camal races: Girls preparing to dance
Sweihan camel races
Balloons at Global Village
View over Deira from the Bur Dubai side.
The NZ team during the Dubai Rugby 7s.
Some things are still done the old fashioned way.
Shisha ready for the evening's customers.
The Creek, Dubai. An abra ready to collect passengers.
No entry? No kidding.
Fog over the office buildings near the Burj Dubai.
A novel way to hide a cell phone tower.
A merry-go-round made from retired office chairs.
The Burj al Arab taken from the end of the Palm Jumeirah.
I saw the title of this CD and I just had to buy it. Its, um, eclectic, there's some disco, some tracks are late night chillout while others are Stéphane-Grappelli-goes-Greek/Indian/Arabic.