I've found some more photographs which I'm sorting out and I'll try to post them in the near future.
Meanwhile, I came across a couple of books from the early eighties, which some of you may remember. Both were published by what is now Motivate but then was called What's On Publishing.
This was published in June 1984, written and photographed by another friend, Bob Milne Home, who was then Marketing & Tours Manager at DNATA.
Friendships made in Dubai have lasted I'm pleased to say. Bob's been back in the UK for a long time now but we keep in regular contact. We've visited him in his very nice old cottage in the UK and we also had dinner with him when he visited Dubai a couple of months ago on a short business trip.
He used to write a column in the early 'What's On' magazine and then put together this excellent book.
Dubai's first mall, then known as the largest building in the Middle East, had a favourite children's area...
Other ads give some indication of the lack of sophistication in the advertising industry, because it was still very much pioneering days in the early eighties...
The DNATA book has some excellent photographs, Bob being a very gifted photographer as well as writer.