No photo collection of Dubai would be complete without a picture of the Burj Khalifa, this one taken in the early evening. Its tall I don't know how high "thank god for the internet look it up if you need to know" there’s a cafe on the 120th floor and probably much more, the area is surrounded by shopping malls, hotels, the enormous Dubai fountain, branded restaurants, exclusive cars and the need to be seen in areas full of life, colour and people watching, the best time for visiting the area seems to be at night time. Here I am at the beach, well by the water anyway, "kite beach", for kite surfers. It’s a long walk across the hot sand, we westerners probably don't realise that Muslims go to and enjoy the beach as well. I've heard the Adhan "the muslin call to prayer" in many countries but I can guarantee this mosque has the best sound system I've ever heard. How was the beach? - hot 40 degrees, nice and clean as well both the sand and water, i think the water is saltier than in other places, it was a bit hard to know what to do, it was very hot in the sun but the water seemed even hotter, it was the only time I've worked up a sweat swimming, it is like taking a bath but the water doesn't get any cooler. We've even had a bit of a sandstorm, looking out from the hotel pool balcony, there’s no grass down there it’s all sand you get the picture, otherwise the weather has been hot, I just say its 40 degrees who bothers to split hairs between 38 & 41. We've had a storm threat as well forecasting rain! the local authorities took action direct, closing schools and all high-rise work "without safety equipment". Dubai without guttering or drainage, it apparently gets a bit messy here with a little rain. We are working as well, here we have our own fruit and vegetable delivery, in suitcases through the security. Such a complicated system of purchasing have I never seen, frustration, frustration, frustration. complicated by bureaucracy and labour-intensive administration. Complicated further by our lack of any credit rating, "here we are representing a country and we can't buy a litre of milk" and a delivery checkpoint nightmare, but we are still working. more pictures next post. We've opened up our kitchen with some clever menus "not mine my menus aren't this clever" the menus are representative of Sweden traditional Swedish produce and preservation styles. There's lots of great food here in Dubai the locals are spoilt rotten with a wide selection of culturally correct and innovative restaurants and full focus kitchens most of the big hotels feature speciality restaurants with speciality executive chefs and cutting-edge wow concepts, I'm looking exploring these over the coming months as well as eating my way through the expo.