Dubai Airport at Night

Before Athens could host the 2004 Olympics, there was a need for extensive infrastructure development.

While constructing the new underground railway (metro), they unearthed many archaeological sites that were previously unknown. So there are several interesting museums in the metro stations, displaying various artefacts found nearby.

The same thing happened when the airport was being built in the late 1990s. The small museum in the airport describes how the locals lived during the last few thousand years.

This large pot was found during the excavation.

Dubai Airport at Night
Dubai Airport at NightThe route taken by Emirates passed over the southern portion of Cyprus. After the Turks invaded the northern part in 1974, there has been an ongoing feud about the sovereignty of Cyprus. The Republic of Cyprus effectively controls only 59% of the island.

The following photos are from the excellent flight information in Emirates.
Dubai Airport at Night
Dubai Airport at Night
Dubai Airport at Night
Dubai Airport at NightIt was weird flying parallel to the border with Iraq and thinking about all that was going on down there.

It was night-time by now and the flames that lit the dark provided abundant evidence of oil wells.

I was sitting next to a Canadian military guy who was stationed in Afghanistan. He was on 2-weeks’ leave and headed for new Zealand. He was torn between his sense of duty and the insanity of the situation in Iraq.

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