Friday, 28 February 2014

Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship 2014


Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championship held between 17 Feb - 1 March 2014.
First tournament started as Dubai Men's Open at 1993. Men's and Women's tournament started after 2001.
I took this picture couple of years back at semifinals. At that time we were lucky to find tickets. Tickets are sold out at the same day even just couple of hours after they are available for sale.

Today, there will be Men semifinals and the final will be on Saturday.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Shisha


Nargile, Shisha, Hubble Bubble, or Water pipe

You can see these nearly every cafe, some restaurant or even in a bar. it is so popular in Middle East, actually origin is comes from India.
From India it passes to Persia. the name of Nargile comes from a type of tobacco. also Shisha comes from Farsi meaning glass, In Europe and US mainly its known as Hubble Bubble because of the sound comes while smoking.
I took this picture at Textile Souq from one of souvenir shop.

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Graffiti for ABC Wednesday


I took this picture at Safa Park. I just noticed this graffiti on Archive Cafe's wall. I think we can just call it "legal graffiti" because it is obvious that owners allowed or ordered this for them.

The history of graffiti actually older than what we thought generally. Please click here to read more about Graffiti, its history, types and other staff from wikipedia.

I wanted to share this for ABC Wednesday theme, This week's letter is G. You can see other contributors from here.



Monday, 24 February 2014

Miracle Garden-2


Second post from Miracle Garden.
there are so many old cars decorated with flowers. this one is quite pretty, isn't it?

If you want to see the first post, you can reach it from here

Sunday, 23 February 2014

miracle garden


First they opened Miracle Garden last year, but I couldn't have time to visit before summer. This year when i have visitors from outside Dubai, I took it as a good chance to visit Miracle Garden this year.
They opened the Phase one with 45 million flowers last year. As you can expect it from Dubai, phase one got the Guinness world record for the "Largest Vertical Garden"

This year in 2014, phase 2 is ready to fully open within 20 days. It was amazing, I will post some more details from Miracle Gardens. I wish I could share the smell of the garden. even in Phase one smell was beautiful, on phase 2 there will be also one "Aromatic Garden" full of worlds most powerful aromatic flowers and even visitors can make their own tea from them.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Hold Tight



Another post from Sand sculptures from JBR the beach.
I guess this is the last post from the same area. Actually I have more and i like them all, but for the moment it might be enough.


Thursday, 20 February 2014

sand sculpture


another post from from JBR Beach. There were several sculpture made from Sand.
I have checked in internet about who did this but I couldn't find the artist. Whoever did these, it is really nice work.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

F for Fish


Today, while I was surfing between different blogs I came across Troy's blog called "ABC Wednesday."
I like the idea and here is my contribution for this week's letter F.

F for Fish as First post by Feyza :)

I took this picture long time back at Festival City. This decoration was a nice separation of Fish Restaurant at the ground floor of  Intercontinental Hotel. When I visited same area recently, I couldn't find same decoration. Most probably they have renewed everything.

Please click here to see more post from ABC Wednesday 



Tuesday, 18 February 2014

graffiti


I posted some details from this wall here in DDPB. This wall was decorated for EXPO 2020 with different icons from UAE and unique figures.

One was a detail of a quote, and the another one was general view of the decorated wall 

This one is representing local Emirati people.  for more information for Emirati people, you may check it from wikipedia via this link.

Monday, 17 February 2014

light show at JBR


There is a new Shopping Mall at JBR. It's called The Beach and in these days, starting from 19.00, there is a light show with music and there is also one stage, people can watch 3D hologram dance show.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

Art of Sand


Today, we had a chance to visit JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence) after long time. Earlier I was enjoying to sit at the beach, or having coffee or dinner at restaurants at The Walk.

When the construction for the new Mall (the beach) started, I didn't enjoy that much.

After everything is finished, the final design is pretty good. they are going to open the mall and other facilities very soon. I believe this sand sculpture is a part of re-marketing of JBR. Because many of people were like me.
What ever the reason for these sand-sculpture is, the result is stunning.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Give me the Power


I took this picture on Thursday while I was trying to reach to the other side of the city in the rush our. I took the alternative road which is by pass road and our view is mainly for these power transmission lines. When the traffic was stopped I had a chance to take this picture.

every city needs a lot energy and there are plenty of lines in each city. But, when I consider the way how Dubai looks at nights, I believe energy consumption is quite above the average here in Dubai.

Friday, 14 February 2014

Teleferic




The teleferic is located in the Creek Park. The fee is approximately 25 Dhs per person which means 6-7 USD. With this one, visitors can start their journey from the station located near the main restaurant in the Park for making a tour from Al-Garhood Bridge till Al-Maktoum Bridge

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Lightning in Dubai


While I was preparing today's post, suddenly my room lightened. I didn't understand what happened. After few seconds I heart the thunderstorm's strong sound. Then it started heavy rain with lightning.

It was a kind of surprise for me, because forecast didn't mentioned that heavy storm is expected today. Or they mentioned but I didn't notice.
these lightning reminded me that I have one nice shot from couple of years back. I guess it will suit today's weather.
cheers - feyza


Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Bougainvillea


I guess Dubai is one of the best places for Bougainvillea. I think this is one of the most popular plant in the city.
You may see pink, white, yellow, orange colours all around the city. Each garden has one or two, public parks has also a lot, even I have it at my small balcony. OK. They are not happy like this one but still they are nice. : )
We can see their flowers even during summer time but winter is their season. Of course I am talking about winter time in Dubai , not winter in north. :))

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Gardener


Last two days I was sharing pictures from Tour Dubai. Today, here we have a cyclist who lives & works in Dubai and use bike for transportation.
Even temperature can get so high (over 40 deg C) during summer time, you will see many people are using bikes especially who can not afford a car. Bikes are cheap comparing to car but very difficult to ride in Dubai during summer time.  

Monday, 10 February 2014

Bugatti & Ferrari !!


Yesterday I posted a picture of cyclists from Tour Dubai. Today another snapshot from the same day. Before cyclist we saw many cars which are opening the way for cyclists. After those security cars we were expecting to see cyclists but before them, there was another group of  Police patrol.

I am not fun of expensive sport cars and I have limited knowledge about them. After I heart "Is that Bugatti?" "Ohh my God it was really Bugatti" from people next to me. I understood Bugatti is more cool than Ferrari :) But no problem Dubai Police Department have them both, plus Bentley behind them and another one. I couldn't recognise what was that.

From the small picture it is difficult to understand but I noticed afterwards, drivers in Ferrari and Bentley were women.

Sunday, 9 February 2014

Tour Dubai 2014


Tour Dubai; it is quite new thing for Dubai. this year UCI Asia Tour has opened with Tour Dubai which had 4 stages starting from 5th till 8th of Feb.
I took this picture on Saturday from the last stage of the tour and the race track was 123 km.
Here we can see the main group.
The first 3 cyclist were already passed. Security / escort cars were blocking the view so, here we see the main group, while they were passing by Jumeirah Beach Road.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Wonder Bus


In Dubai there are different city tours. One of those is Wonder Bus. This is the first and only tourist tour with amphibious bus in Middle East.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Wildlife in Dubai


Taken at Safa Park.
Safa Park is one of the biggest and most popular park in Dubai. Created in 1975 and has 64 hectare area. Park contains 3 man-made lakes, over 200 species of birds and 16924 different trees and bushes.

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Legal Graffiti



In the race for excellence there is no finish line...

Yesterday, I shared a post from Jumeirah. A wall with full of legal graffiti for EXPO 2020. Here is a detail from the wall.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Graffiti in Dubai?


Yes, it is a kind of graffiti. Normally you can not see any wall like this in Dubai. It is not allowed!
But this wall is special, it is a kind of project. All those pictures are representing UAE and EXPO 2020. There is even lightening just to make sure the wall will be visible also during night.

The wall is near to Jumeirah Beach Park. I saw this last week and at that time, I was on the other side of the road and traffic was not suitable to pull over the car.

This Saturday, I changed of  my route to home, and stopped by here to take some pictures.


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Wintertime in Dubai


I took this picture on Saturday at Jumeirah Beach.
Early in the morning many people come to beach for running, biking or roller skating. There are two tracks available, one for runners other for bikes. The track was short but in these days there are some works going on here to extend the running track.

Winter time is the best season for outdoor activities in this region. Especially after trapping indoor during summer because of extreme high temperature & humid.

Early in the morning sea water may not comfortable for swimmers, in another word, swimmers who spent much time in Middle East, otherwise it is really nice for visitors.

Monday, 3 February 2014

reflection @ JLT


In JLT these high rise buildings creating very nice reflections.
Till the day I took this picture, I didn't notice that we can see the whole building's reflection on another building.
When I saw Halcyon's yesterday's post in his blog  (365 Berlin ) about reflection, I remember this one and wanted to share here.
If you want to see more reflection pictures from all around the world please click; reflection weekend,


Sunday, 2 February 2014

Tree in Desert?


I remember very well the first time when I was at desert.

I was just surprised with the variety of animals and plants. I do not know why, but I was thinking, if it is desert, there is nothing to see besides sand.

I was wrong and totally mistaken.

There are plenty of trees without special care, without irrigation system.

This picture was taken long time back. You can see how old the tree is. There are several type of trees which can resist desert climate. Some of them has long and strong roots to get deep water, some of them has special leave structure to get vital water from the humidity of weather.

Also you can see many 4x4 vehicle coming from desert after weekend picnic.

Enjoy your Sunday!! 


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Entry


I took this picture long time back in Bur Dubai, when I was thinking suitable post for the February's Theme, I remember this one. We see here little part of Iranian Mosque in Bur Dubai which is located on Ali Bin Abi Taleb street. The Mosque has covered very nice blue and turquoise tile over it's façade.