As part of an ongoing series of photo essays in collaboration with photographer Dave G. Houser, another colorful spread has been published in Porthole cruise magazine. This time, the port of call is cutting-edge Dubai.

 Think you can't take home great vacation photos from a cruise-ship excursion? Think again. Every one of these images were made on a 7-hour layover during our Middle East voyage with Peter Deilmann Cruises.  In über-stylized Dubai, fabulous photo ops lurk around every corner.