The pictures show the rules of the 7 individual emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates - an emirate is like an independently ruled State - and logically, it's ruled by an emir. Abu Dhabi is the capital, Dubai is perhaps the best known. The other emirates are Ras al-Khaimah, Sharjah, Fujairah, Umm al-Quwain and Ajman.
Gorgeous lamps .... I'd fit out our whole house with these if I could!
This painting shows a woman wearing the traditional face covering, which was originally made out of camel leather and then gilded. It's not her face that she is covering up - no, in fact, it is the area of the upper lip that cannot be shown to anyone. It's very sensitive and extremely private.
An extreme "I Dream of Jeannie" moment with all these lamps ....
A beautiful Arabic coffee pot and cups.
Behind the camel is the image of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai.
I quite fancied this handmade Iranian hallway runner ... until I discovered it was priced at $50 000!!!
Shopping for clothes, Arabian-style.
The Emirates Towers, at sunset - I used to work here.