United Arab Emirates -- December 2004

Pictures from top: main gate of the Al-Hamra Fort Hotel, Ras al-Khaimah; garden villas of the Al-Hamra Fort Hotel; the Burj al-Arab Hotel in Dubai seen from the terrace of the Jumeira Beach Hotel; a beautiful office tower in downtown Dubai (seen from the square in front of the Emirates Towers); the Jumeira Grand Mosque in Dubai.