I had not planned on visiting the Deira/Dubai Creek or Dubai city centre area. It did not have the architecture or city views that I was looking for on this travel photography trip.
The explosion of buildings in the last 10 years has occurred in downtown Dubai, primarily the Business Bay area. So I booked a hotel that was close to the centre of the downtown Dubai skyscrapers, on the Sheikh Zayed road.
From my hotel roof, the view was pretty spectacular. I booked this hotel because I knew it offered this scene. I spent a couple of hours through the golden and blue hour and into the dark hour photographing many compositions of this view. I could have packed up, took the next flight home and I would have been happy with what I had produced.
But I hoped there was a lot more to come.