Photographer's Note

This summer, on my way to Bangkok, I had a one day's stopover in Dubai. I arrived late at night and the temperature at midnight was 36 degrees celsius, too hot for a usually frozen Norwegian. Couchsurfing had secured me a good night's sleep in Sjarjah, the neighboring emirate, and the next morning I was ready to explore as much as possible in one day. I started by visiting Mall of Dubai and Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. Then I met a friend and we went to Mall of Emirates and had a boat ride near Burj Al Arab, the only seven star hotel in the world.

It was in the middle of ramadan, so it was illegal to eat or drink in public during the day, despite temperatures of 43 degrees. This photo was taken at the observation deck of Burj Khalifa and shows the view towards the central Dubai. It is a city in enormous growth and new buildings are being built all over the city. The dust from the desert reduced the view a little bit, but it was still a worthwhile experience.

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