Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Our house at Arabian Ranches, called "villa" here

View from the backside balcony

Our garden, what a luck it was finished

The neighborhood in our luxury ghetto

Several playgrounds close by

One of three pools in the community

Gekkos sometimes come for a visit

Ferns in the park

Various standards... How many adapters?

The little shopping mall at Arabian Ranches

An unfinished garden, not a prison compound

Make sure you memorize your own house number

Global Village, the fair next to our place

The first weeks we stayed in the Sofitel hotel

Brunch at the Sofitel hotel

The German School in Dubai

Polyclinic where they cure us

Public beach near Burj Al-Arab

Al-Mamzar Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park, a dump

Sunset over the Arabian sea

Phantastic desert in Dubai

Desert camp, popular weekend destination

Shisha smoking is relaxing

A small hobby camel farm not far from Dubai

A greener desert in the north

A reddish desert in Umm Al Quwain

Villas of local sheiks

A more classical appartment building

Burj Al-Arab (it changes colors)

All the fast food is here already

Emirates Towers

Golf club, creek, park and downtown

You have seen that before...

Local tree with seeds

Street scene in Al Satwa, a merchants quarter

Older houses in Al Satwa, plain concrete

Construction site of a new villa

Dubai Golf and Yacht Club

My boat... I wish...

Kitsch or art?

Sheikh Zayed Road through downtown

Heavy traffic at any given time

A typical scene in Bur Dubai

Fried veggies at a market after sunset

Streets, and cranes everywhere

Dubai is a single huge construction site (here: Terminal 3)

Burj Dubai, growing too fast at one level per week

Scenes from the Dubai creek

Souk Madinat, brand new in old style, well faked!

Dreamland waterpark in UAQ

Different countries, different signs

Who says it does not rain much in Dubai?

Here she comes

Dubai Balloon Festival

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