How to clean windows in the desert

The combination of hundreds of shiny skyscrapers and a huge, dusty desert means that window cleaning is big business in the UAE.

I snapped this scene from my plane window as we taxied towards a stand at Dubai airport a few years ago. I love spotting things like this :-) My fellow passengers were all fiddling with their bags and turning their cellphones on.

Sure, the cleaners are all roped up and it must be very safe, but you’d still need to be pretty brave to take on this kind of work, right?

Copyright Jo Duxbury Dubai airport window cleaning