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I bought a smaller camera for those work trips when I head straight from the airport to a meeting.  I don’t like the ‘tourist’ look that a big camera would convey.  I’m also very often visiting the same cities: Dubai, Doha, Paris, Sens, London, Muscat, Khobar and Jeddah.  During most trips, I only get an hour or so of photography time, which is mostly during bright daylight and outdoors; perfect conditions and very manageable with a small camera.  The Nikon is therefore now reserved for proper holidays, and for business trips to off-the-beaten-track locations.

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I spend a lot of time in the air. I have done for more than fifteen years.  It’s fair to say that whist I don’t hate flying, there isn’t much out there that impresses me! This was the first time, in a long time, when I was actually excited about a flight.

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From 30,000 feet, a dust storm is rather beautiful.  That’s what we should do in fact: we should build stations high up where the weather is both cooler and dust-free. Just look at that blue sky!

Even dust seems to produce beauty:  I love the view above – taken from our cruising altitude.  Dubai wasn’t anywhere near as dusty as Kuwait – but it was a ‘yellow’ journey from start to finish.  Below are a few shots from the trip, starting with the airport, Dubai, the ‘World’ and Kuwait.  

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A short trip again.  This time to Doha.

Last time I was in Qatar was just before the Museum of Islamic Art opened.  It was very frustrating and I hope I can make it up this time.  I will hopefully have 2-3 hours free between meetings.  Can’t wait…

Photograph above was taken at Dubai airport last week.

It’s been a while since I’ve been to Dubai.  I will be going there a few times over the next month or two.  This doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped there on the way, or the way back, from somewhere.  I suppose anyone with wings has to stop there at some point.

I managed to catch a glimpse of Sh. Zayed Road from the air very early this morning. You can see Emirates Towers if you open the larger version.

For some time now, I’ve not travelled as often as I would expect.  Some trips were cancelled, others postponed.  It has been great staying home, but it’s now time to play catch-up.  

The airports I’ve been through today, Kuwait, Dubai and Paris, were all surprisingly quiet.  This photograph was taken this morning at Kuwait International Airport.

My travel agent had told me that the only direct flight to Muscat yesterday was KLM. I arrived at my gate and saw an Oman Air flight parked at the gate next door.  It was bound for Muscat and even taking off a few minutes before the KLM flight!

While waiting for my blood pressure to drop back to 3 and 2 digits, I asked the suit by the gate entrance, and he assured me that I had made a better choice.  The Oman air flight stops at Dubai on the way!

The national carrier of Oman doesn’t have direct flight to Muscat from Kuwait – but the Royal Dutch Airlines does.  Crazy world!