A hotel employee poses on the rooftop of Holiday Inn, designed by British firm David Firmin & Partners. In the midground left is Marbella Club by British firm Peter Hudson & Partners. Both tourist locations were built on reclaimed land along Khalid Lagoon and the corniche road. In the background stands the Union Monument, King Faisal Mosque, the headquarters of Crescent Petroleum, and the tents that housed Sharjah Expo before relocation to permanent premises at Al Taawun Roundabout. Courtesy of Prem Ratnam.