Friday, 31 January 2014

Golf in Dubai


Every year in January or February it is Golf time in Dubai.

Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2014 has been started on 27th of Jan. and it will continue to till 2nd of Feb at Emirates Golf Club this year.
Here is a picture from the Emirates Golf Club. Unfortunately picture is not from the tournament and the man in the picture is not one of famous golf player. Still it can be good for the Dubai's hot agenda in these days.

Thursday, 30 January 2014

JLT - Jumeirah Lake Towers


I shared the same view earlier but everyday has a different colour and it gives different ambient at the building. If you would like to see the previous post in a totally different colour, please click here, 

You may notice, during last one month, they finished most of the road and there are new lights over there in the middle of the picture. With its reflection I see a kind of helix ..

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Tranquility


One shot from Jan 2013.
This season I haven't yet a chance to go to beach .
While scrolling my photos, I saw this one and I just want to share it. I should go to beach this coming weekend. Sometimes it is so easy to forget treasures of this city .

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Paint Parade


While I was leaving the office today, I heard some sounds coming from outside. At first I thought it is a noise from one of construction sites. You know Dubai is still "under construction" :)

Afterwards I realised there is a rhythm in that sound but still couldn't figure out what was that.

When I reached downstairs, on the way to parking area the sound and rhythm  getting closer and closer. I waited for one minute and heyy they are: small group is playing and cheering out and walking all around the Jumeirah Lake Towers. They were not singing, they were not giving any brochures they were not advertising something so still I have no idea what they were doing.

From the way how they dressed, I assume they are related with paint in a way. :)

There were 2 security guys escorting them while they were playing. they are not in the picture. In Dubai playing music in public areas are subject to approval from several authorities.

Monday, 27 January 2014

wild life in Dubai


This photo taken at Festival City.
Festival city is located on the Dubai Creek and at the end of the creek there is Ras al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. You can see their locations on map which is linked here.

Sunday, 26 January 2014

sunset @ Dubai Marina


Yesterday the sunset was so beautiful. Silhouette buildings are part of Dubai Marina area. Mainly residential high rise buildings. This area also called new Dubai.

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Elvis & MJ


Today, I noticed these two people dressed like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley. They were waiting for Elite marathoners at the finish line of Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon 2014.

This year they have changed the route. The new route was so lovely to run but I can not say nice things for the organisation.

When I saw them, I smiled and forget problems that I had because of  organisation. I wanted to share that smile with you.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Burj Al Arab


In these days I am sharing picture of places which I already posted earlier.
..with different point of view or different time of the day.

You can see Burj Al Arab in day time from this link. It was my first post in this blog.

From this link you can see another point of view at blue hour.

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Wind tower at night


Night view for the traditional wind tower. under the full moon with cloudy sky.
Earlier I posted a view in daytime. You can see that post from here

Wind towers were essential part of traditional architecture. other name is wind catcher.
Today they left their importance to modern AC systems still we can see them as a part of the architecture more aesthetic reasons.

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Divers at Dubai Mall - 2




another view of "Divers" at Dubai Mall.

Earlier I posted here close captured picture of one of those divers.
You can see it from this link.

Monday, 20 January 2014

creative way


this evening, when I reached to home, I noticed these foot prints in front of each elevator. In the morning they were not there. The management found a different way to warn people.

"Feet belongs to the floor,
Not against the walls. "

Sunday, 19 January 2014

detail from Souk Madinat



After 2 weeks still I am suffering from cough. That is why I am gonna share a photo from my archive today.

This is a detail from Madinat Souk. The building itself is quite new, but the architecture is traditional.

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Address Hotel Downtown


When there is blue hour I really enjoy take pictures of these bright nice building.
it is quite classic view but still nice. Isn't it?

Friday, 17 January 2014

wind tower - traditional AC



taken at Madinat Souk.


Wind Tower is a traditional architectural element mainly part of residential houses. The function of this tower is to catch cooler breeze that prevail at a higher level above the ground and to direct it into the interior of the buildings. This feature is used in many countries around the Arabian Gulf.

In these days, all buildings are equipped with modern AC. but wind towers, in another way to say, wind catchers are considered as traditional identity of local buildings. 

For more information, you can click here

Today, most of wind towers build only for the identity not for the function. 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Abra


Maybe the oldest transport way in Dubai to cross the creek from Bur Dubai to Deira.

Today it is still keeping the importance of transport purpose even though many people took them just for fun. The fare is only 1 Dirhem. and it is really fun to cross the creek with one of these Abras.

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Morning Sunbeam


I took this photo at the traffic light in the greens, while I was on my way to the office.
If you look at the west side of the road you will have high rise buildings and a view of a city which looks like a city in si-fi movie.
If you look at the East side, you have the beauty of naked nature.
I prefer to look East to see this :)

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

city skyline


Blue hour is always good for photographers but sometimes it has more than usual beauty.
I took this photo from the Jumeirah wave breaker and we can see Dubai skyline

Monday, 13 January 2014

Burj Khalifa from Safa Park


Safa Park is one of my favourite parks in Dubai. I really enjoy to spent time over there.

Today, we have rain again here in Dubai, but not much. After rain it was nice to walk around in the park in the fresh smell of grass and chilli weather.
When I saw Burj Khalifa suddenly in this angle, I would like to capture it as I was and share it here.

Sunday, 12 January 2014

to get the best view...



Today I had guest from outside Dubai. We went to Dubai Mall and we manage to find good spot to watch fountain show from top.
Some people wanted to be more closer. They hire the private boat get closer.
The show is free, but not the boat. :)

Friday, 10 January 2014

Ibn Batuta


A detail from Ibn Batuta Mall.

Ibn Batuta Mall is one of the interesting mall in Dubai. It is dedicated to Moroccan traveller from 14th century.

Mall is designed into 6 different courts; China Court, India Court, Persia Court, Egypt Court, Tunisia Court and Andalusia Court. Interior design of each court is based on the theme of the court.

Ibn Batuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journey included trips to North Africa, the Horn of Africa, West Africa and Eastern Europe in the West and to the Middle East, South Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and China. He is considered as one of great travellers of all  time.

Thursday, 9 January 2014

cotton


Another picture of Burj Al Arab from Jumeirah Beach.

This beach has no access for public transport and only you can enter with your car from one of bus station. you need to be careful with your car, because there is no road and It is so easy to stuck in the sand. : )

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Rainy Dubai


Rain in Dubai is not a common thing. Actually recent years we have more rain during winter time. I heart about some experiments on cloud seeding. It seems those experiments work. 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Gold to go


Yes, yes it is ATM for Gold. 

I do not know the reason why it is there. Also I am not sure if someone used it or not. 

But I am quite sure that it is one the the most photographed thing in the Dubai Mall.  

Maybe it is matching with the image of Dubai. "Hey!! Dubai is so rich city, people use gold instead of coins" 
: )

Monday, 6 January 2014

Dubai Mall

Last couple of days I was posting picture from Downtown Dubai, Fountain show and Address Hotel.
Today, we are inside the biggest Dubai Mall.

Panorama from several pictures.
At that moment I was quite lucky to find this space with only few people. Normally the mall is fully packed.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

the address hotel at Downtown Dubai


Address Hotel Downtown is just opposite to the Burj Khalifa and there is dancing fountain between two highrise building. 

When there is show, everybody starts to record it. I posted another view of the show yesterday. 


Saturday, 4 January 2014

Dancing fountain at Downtown


The Dubai Fountain is the world largest choreographed fountain system. It is located in front of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa. there are several choreography for different songs, which are Arabic, classic, pop, world music ect.

The best part is ; it is free :)


Friday, 3 January 2014

Hilton Hotel at Jumeirah Beach Residance


Hilton Hotel is one of oldest hotel at JBR area. Here is a detail from the building.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Challanger


Most of local people spent their weekends at desert. Some of them having picnic, barbecue or just challenging to gravity with their 4 x 4 cars.

I am still in Turkey for Xmas. & new year holiday and have limited time with pc. Sorry for the post from the archive. 
Happy new year and I wish all the best in 2014.