I went to Dubai in November 2012 to attend the LPI EMEA conference. This was my first time in an Arab country and it was utterly fascinating.

I especially enjoyed our trip into the desert (at least the part where I wasn't sitting in the back of a 4x4 feeling completely nauseated and ready to puke while the driver tried to give us his best roller coaster impression over the sand dunes) – the sunset was not to be missed! Note that all these pictures were taken with a dinky little Canon PowerShot G10 camera since I didn't have the E-M5 yet at the time.

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