Snapshots from Dubai

 Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world

To celebrate my newly published novel, Ocean City Cover-up (which includes a whirlwind trip to Dubai), here are some shots I took this spring when I was in this sparkly, bustling city. 

 Dubai Fountain, the world's largest dancing fountain, as seen from a tower next to the Burj Khalifa. In the upper right corner of the photograph is the lower portion of Burj Khalifa. From this great height we were nevertheless still craning our necks to see the top of that epic skyscraper.

Dubai Fountain, the world's largest dancing fountain, as seen from a tower next to the Burj Khalifa. In the upper right corner of the photograph is the lower portion of Burj Khalifa. From this great height we were nevertheless still craning our necks to see the top of that epic skyscraper.

 The bar, all mirrors and swag, where we viewed the Burj Khalifa and the fountains.

The bar, all mirrors and swag, where we viewed the Burj Khalifa and the fountains.

 A waterfall fountain inside Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall. Are you sensing a theme?

A waterfall fountain inside Dubai Mall, the world's largest shopping mall. Are you sensing a theme?

 We didn't see the world's largest yacht at the marina, but it was probably there somewhere.

We didn't see the world's largest yacht at the marina, but it was probably there somewhere.

 A climbing wall mounted on the outside of an apartment building. Crazy! It's the highest climbing wall I've ever seen, but I'm not aware of any world-record standing it may have.

A climbing wall mounted on the outside of an apartment building. Crazy! It's the highest climbing wall I've ever seen, but I'm not aware of any world-record standing it may have.

 The rooftop pool at our hotel. They do nighttime lighting really well in Dubai, because so much of life happens in Dubai after dark, when it's cooler.

The rooftop pool at our hotel. They do nighttime lighting really well in Dubai, because so much of life happens in Dubai after dark, when it's cooler.

 On the rooftop terrace, waiting for drinks. I would have had a Coors Light in Jamie August's honor, but it wasn't on the cocktails menu.

On the rooftop terrace, waiting for drinks. I would have had a Coors Light in Jamie August's honor, but it wasn't on the cocktails menu.