Since the last post highlighted “old Dubai,” here’s a bit of the new. These were taken in the Marina – an entirely man-made marina that is home to over a hundred thousand people who live in high rises. The area is packed in the winter when cooler temperatures allow everyone to enjoy outdoor seating at the many restaurants and coffee shops that line the promenade. Somehow I didn’t get any pictures of the colorful cafe scene, of people lounging around smoking and chatting. I guess I was too busy looking up.