Flying non-stop from the USA to the UAE, our flight passes over the mountains of Iran.
Dubai Creek with wind towers for capturing the Gulf breezes.
Close up of a wind tower which is designed to catch breezes from any angle and funnel them down into the house or building. Each tower is unique in design and details.
The world's tallest hotel, the BURJ AL ARAB - seen here in a promotional photo found on the web. The hotel is set on it's own little island and opened in 1999 with 202 duplex suites. And if you are not a hotel guest, there is a $50 charge to cross the causeway and be allowed entry into the hotel!
The amazing Burj Al Arab Hotel built on its own mini island set in the Arabian Gulf.
Bottom up view toward the circular helicopter landing pad at the top!
... nothing quiet about these lobby interiors...
View from the top looking south towards the construction of Palm Island.
Thank you GoggleEarth!
View from the top down to the Jumerirah Beach Hotel and Marina. This would be the vantage point that night for watching the light show and enjoying dinner on a terrace next to the sea.
A nighttime light show of many colors . . .
A sunrise arrival into Kuala Lumpur.
Coat of Arms - Malaysia
Historic KL contrasts shapely to modern KL.
The Royal Selangor Club and grounds in downtown KL.
The Old City Hall
The Petronas Towers were the worlds tallest for many years and were just being surpassed by a new single tower in Taiwan.
It was at KL International that I met up with my old colleage and friend Monica Christopher who had just flown up from Singapore . . . meeting up for our grand journey to paradise. >>Click to go to the Maldives>>