Many of you know that I worked at the Jebel Ali Hotel, just outside of Dubai City in the UAE from 1987 to 1989. And last year, I mentioned in my December blogging the brilliant Christmas decorations in the hotel lobby. Here is a December 1987 picture of the life-size replica of Santa's sleigh which was suspended precariously above the vast expanse of marble floor. The lobby was, on an ordinary day, pretty spectacular, as you can see from its golden elevator doors and sparkling tendril lighting. At Christmas-time, the whole place was splendiferous!
|A Christmas Wonderland at the Jebel Ali Hotel, UAE, December 1987|