To doc_cathode, I have to concur that taking pictures of the Dubai night sky is "difficult;" at least, with our little Fujifilm FinePix F10 it is difficult. I've tried; I'm a huge fan of the moon, and Dubai is just far enough north that we can see a difference in the tilt of the smile of moon between summer and winter. Sometimes I try to capture the image, but I've never succeeded. Incidentally, I've never noticed any stars at all from here in Dubai. Maybe they're not visible, or maybe I'm too busy looking at the moon to notice.
So instead, I give you a couple of pictures taken from my friend's apartment's roof.