All images were taken with the Panasonic GF1.
This camera proved itself yet again to be the perfect carry everywhere kit as even with the 3 lenses and other bits in the shoulder bag, it weighed no more than a large DSLR.
This is the foyer to the Metropolitan Hotel on Sheik Zayed Road, a fabulous hotel with great service that I would recommend to anyone.
Unfortunately, the viewing platform on the Burj Khalif was closed so instead I decided an outside shot would look more impressive at night - the tallest building in the world just goes on and on!
In contrast to the tallest and the most modern, I spent a day with my daughter taking photos in the "true heart" of Dubai - the Creek, I wanted to try and capture some of the personalities who live and work in this area and having an attractive European lady with me certainly helped - they were more than happy to let us take their photos.
The Yas Hotel - this is Dubais hotel on the new Formula 1 circuit between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, it is the height of oppulence with its own Marina for yachts and seaplanes!
Sheila's final request was to walk on the beach - we walked from the Burj Al Arab for about 5 miles along the golden sands and saw sights from the local school children who were having a lunctime paddle, to couples and local workers chilling out.