Dubai Trip , June 2007. Back in June 2007 , I was booked to appear in Dubai . Being one who is always keen to get on an aeroplane and jet off to somewhere new in the world I was quite exited by the prospect. My contact and booker Phil Richardson was to meet me at the airport. It seemed a long way to go for just one show but they wanted exclusive on the booking . I was to appear at the Dubai Marine Hotel Beach And Spa !!!! Wow , and I stayed there as well ! All together it was a fabulous 3 days , and Buddy rocked in Dubai. I got in late that night, but was up early next morning to do a TV interview on "Good Morning Dubai" . Sang live with an acoustic guitar at 7am in the morning and it all went very well .  Phil was happy with how the Buddy Holly show was received , and I went back in the November and then again in April 2008 . It was my last gig before moving to Spain to live .
Phil here with his 4x4 , was so pleased with the TV interview . We both got intervied then he took us for breakfast at the Dubai Golf Club .
The Golf Club was an impressive place and I particularly liked this mosaic tiled wall in the reception
This is the hotel I stayed in , The Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa . I performed my show in the "El Paso" , a Tex Mex restaurant to the left of this picture . A great venue which also featured a live 3 piece resident band and disco later on too .
The main Dubai highway .
The impressisive Dubai skyline with its skyscrapers, also lovely at night . I also had my video camera with me . It had frozen up in Minnesota , and now this time it just heated up and wouldn't work again !
On my tour I saw some of Dubai's finest hotels .
Driving along the main road toward my hotel I passed The Jumeirah Beach Club Hotel , and the world's only 7 star hotel , The Burj Al Arab .
The world's tallest building , The Burj Dubai . It is finished now , but I was there when they still had 2 cranes on top of it ! I just can not imagine being a crane operator up there !!!!!
I did a private tour in a taxi . The guy just turned off the clock , and charged me for 2 hours .
This is me with the hotel's private beach behind me .
The hotel had about a dozen different restaurants , with cuisine from countries all over the world . There were such beautiful gardens . This the beach bar .
The Mosque just across the road from the hotel is a splendid sight , especially in the afternoon with the lights coming .
For me , the late afternoon call to prayer just put the finishing touch to the whole experience .
On the private beach , just waiting for the sun to sink beneath the horizon .
The entrance to the bar/restaurant where I was performing . This is the doorman , I called him pineapple , it should have been Tiny !!
Dubai Trip , June 2007. Back in June 2007 , I was booked to appear in Dubai . Being one who is always keen to get on an aeroplane and jet off to somewhere new in the world I was quite exited by the prospect. My contact and booker Phil Richardson was to meet me at the airport. It seemed a long way to go for just one show but they wanted exclusive on the booking . I was to appear at the Dubai Marine Hotel Beach And Spa !!!! Wow , and I stayed there as well ! All together it was a fabulous 3 days , and Buddy rocked in Dubai. I got in late that night, but was up early next morning to do a TV interview on "Good Morning Dubai" . Sang live with an acoustic guitar at 7am in the morning and it all went very well .  Phil was happy with how the Buddy Holly show was received , and I went back in the November and then again in April 2008 . It was my last gig before moving to Spain to live .
Phil here with his 4x4 , was so pleased with the TV interview . We both got intervied then he took us for breakfast at the Dubai Golf Club .
The Golf Club was an impressive place and I particularly liked this mosaic tiled wall in the reception
This is the hotel I stayed in , The Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa . I performed my show in the "El Paso" , a Tex Mex restaurant to the left of this picture . A great venue which also featured a live 3 piece resident band and disco later on too .
The main Dubai highway .
The impressisive Dubai skyline with its skyscrapers, also lovely at night . I also had my video camera with me . It had frozen up in Minnesota , and now this time it just heated up and wouldn't work again !
On my tour I saw some of Dubai's finest hotels .
Driving along the main road toward my hotel I passed The Jumeirah Beach Club Hotel , and the world's only 7 star hotel , The Burj Al Arab .
The world's tallest building , The Burj Dubai . It is finished now , but I was there when they still had 2 cranes on top of it ! I just can not imagine being a crane operator up there !!!!
I did a private tour in a taxi . The guy just turned off the clock , and charged me for 2 hours .
This is me with the hotel's private beach behind me .
The hotel had about a dozen different restaurants , with cuisine from countries all over the world . There were such beautiful gardens . This the beach bar .
The Mosque just across the road from the hotel is a splendid sight , especially in the afternoon with the lights coming .
For me , the late afternoon call to prayer just put the finishing touch to the whole experience .
On the private beach , just waiting for the sun to sink beneath the horizon .
The entrance to the bar/restaurant where I was performing . This is the doorman , I called him pineapple , it should have been Tiny !!