For my second trip to the Maldives I could no longer fly Reunion>Seychelles, Seychelles>Male as I had done in 2004. I had to fly Reunion>Mauritius, Mauritius>Dubai, then Dubai>Male. However I had a 21 hour stopover on my outgoing flight, and a 15 hours stopover on my return flight.
On the outward journey as I didn't know Dubai I set out to explore it, and these are some of my photos.
|wind tower - a traditional ventilation system|
|Manama - a bed for sleeping outside during the summer|
|beach - empty because of the heat I imagine|
|Burj Al Arab hotel|