Dubai really lays it on..... We got a good look around the airport as we made ready to fly out. It's a pretty amazing design with everything in grand proportions. The transit area was packed with people all on their way to somewhere.
Not that we landed iraq, but it was amazing that we flew over the top to avoid Syria. John and I were sitting in the middle of the plane, so didn't get to look down much. The plane has a camera that gives a fuzzy picture of what's below. It's amazing to think we are going over a place we hear so much about but are not likely to visit any time soon. Now we'll skirt along the north of Syria and across the south of turkey.