United Arab Emirates, 1999

The United Arab Emirates was not anywhere near the top of my list of places to visit, but I went anyway. (Now I think about it, neither was Georgia!) This time it was for work rather than strictly as a tourist, but I did have enough time to have a look around Abu Dhabi and take a few pictures. At the bottom are a couple from Dubai too, although, generally, those pictures did not come out quite as well.

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A typical street (plus photographer!)A waterfall A strange monumentMosques in the shade
A roundabout on the CornicheView of the waterfront Clock tower in DubaiThe riverfront in Dubai

If the pictures have piqued your interest, there are a few web sites that you might want to visit:

  • Emirates Net. The local ISP and phone company.
  • Arab.Net. Lots of information on the middle-east as a whole.
  • You’re going to need a guide while travelling around. And since you’ll find there’s not a lot to see in UAE you may as well get a guide on the whole region rather than just the Emirates. As always, there’s a Lonely Planet guide. You can buy a copy from Amazon (UK or US).