The sand was super-fine and flew in the wind. The driver served as hand-model for this picture.
And the cuisine - I loved everything, from Baba Ghanoush (Ha! Who goes within a mile of Arabia without eating it, though I make it at home?) to stuffed vine leaves to the famous Lebanese crispy zucchini in yoghurt. And other usual suspects such as fatoush, tabbouleh, mouhitabel, falafels, manakesh and tahini. I also tried Egyptian food with funny names such as Foul Iskandrani and Koshari. All absolutely delicious, of course.