I think I've said before that weekend mornings are my favourite time to drive in Dubai, because everyone else is still asleep and you only share the road with the big white buses full of labourers.
We got up early on Friday morning and drove out to Al Ain as the sun rose. There were patches of thick morning fog on the roadway. In the distance, we saw a hot air balloon hovering in the dawn sky. Elsewhere, we saw the Camel Racing Club giving their camels a sunrise workout at the Al Marmoum track.