Sunday, 30 November 2014

sunset at DIPC 5


Between 26th of November till 7th of December there is 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship. I went on Saturday to watch skydivers. the wind was strong some of jumps were cancelled. But at least I managed to catch these paramotors against sunset.
I will post couple of more pictures from this championship.

today, DDPB is completed first year.

Saturday, 29 November 2014

UAE flag is everywhere

Yesterday I tried to catch fire dancers at Jbr but no success. On the way back home I saw this rose with uae colours.
Some people may say it is cute, but I don't.

I know after you cut the rose it is not alive anymore but still I found little bit cruel to dye it with artificial colors. 

Friday, 28 November 2014

UAE flag is everywhere


Yesterday evening I went to Abu Dhabi for a concert called Bach Reloaded with percussion by Ukrainian pianist Alexey Botvinov and Turkish percussionist Burhan Ocal. I knew Burhan Ocal from Turkey, he is great on the stage. Also I had one CD of Bach with oriental touch That's why I had an idea how it would be. The concert was great, like how I was expected. But yesterday the decoration all around Abu Dhabi was really unexpected for me. this was my first Abu Dhabi visit just before National Day.

Here in Dubai we have also decoration everywhere, like this small fountain at our neighbourhood but comparing to the Capital city, this is nothing. Unfortunately I was driving in a hurry to catch the timing so I couldn't have a chance to take any pictures of all those lightened high-rise buildings.
I am planning to go to the Beach Mall tonight to see fire dancers and other activities for the celebration of National Day.
I heard many strange world record attempts for 43rd National Day in Dubai on the radio. I hope I can find some of those activities in these days.


Thursday, 27 November 2014

Are you ready for National Day?


2nd of December is National Day of UAE. This year it will be 43rd anniversary. Nearly mid of November you will see all decorations everywhere and different activities for the celebration of the National Day.

Many flags will be seen everywhere, many cars are getting special stickers on them.

I will try to share some decorations and celebration activities before and after national day as much as I can.

Normally I do not carry my DSLR everyday but my small compact camera always with me.
Last couple of days my compact camera has strange problem. I missed couple of nice moments I hope I can fix it not to miss more moments.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

shuttle service at Global Villiage


Global village is really huge.. Not only the village also the parking area as well.
If you already tired of walking in the global village you can take this service to reach your car.
Each of them is going only dedicated parking area.

Monday, 24 November 2014

Blue Hour



All sunsets has their own beauty but some sunsets are better than others. Even I posted this view earlier, I wanted to share this one as well.
Panorama from 7 pictures..

Sunday, 23 November 2014

Wild Desert flower

I shared close picture of its flowers last week. Today I realized I didn't show the plant itself.

First I saw this in the middle of desert at one of safari tour. I thought it is just overthere not here in the city. But I forget one fact that this city was also desert like that.. All those fancy buildings, parks, hotels and highways there was sand and wild plants like this. I am not sure if this one will survive after they completely done Jumeirah Cornish project. 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

weekend reflection


Even the population is not big in Dubai, its getting more crowded day by day..
We experiencing traffic jam un expected places.
This photo taken at one of those traffic jam.

posted for weekend reflection.

Friday, 21 November 2014

sunrise at desert



In these days, again I am extra busy. It is quite difficult to take new pictures and share something fresh with you.

Thanks to my archive, I have still unseen and still valid pictures. like this one. : )

It was taken during sunrise at desert.

If you have 4 x 4 car and friends with 4x4 as well, you can go desert for camping by yourself and enjoy sunset, night and sunrise all together.  It is not safe to go only one car or even two cars. Generally people advise to go off road with min 3 4X4 vehicles.

This option doesn't work for me, so I am telling you the easiest way.. go like a tourist.. :))

There are many companies providing safari tours. Most of the package is starting with sand dune ride, quick stop at falcon village and following stop will be for sunset, The tours end with barbecue dinner plus 5 mins stargaze. There are also one option in some safari tour companies. you can combine safari tour with overnight stay at desert. After stargaze instead of returning to the city, you will go to your tent at desert, If you do that, you should wake up very early to enjoy the beauty of sunrise and the calmness at desert.

When ever I have visitors outside from Dubai, I advise them to experience desert safari at least. Plus if they have enough time, overnight stay at desert.

I prefer to go with Arabian Adventures. There are plenty of companies but Arabian adventure is the most professional and the safe one. You can pay extra for the security and their professionalism. You will not regret for that.

PS: posted for Skywatch Friday. you can other contributors from here..

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Global Villiage


Global Village  is located in Dubailand in Dubai. It is claimed that the world's largest tourism, entertainment project. It is the region's first festive area. Every year it has 6 million visitors according to the information on Wikipedia.

In this village there are different countries pavilion. In each Pavilion, there are some unique things to be displayed or on sale for visitors. some pavilions can also add event like traditional dance / show.

In different part of the park there are some concerts, entertainment shows. mostly is it opened beginning of November and will continue to open till end of March. It is open area so the weather has big say on visiting schedule.
It is very attractive for many local residents and also some tourists. I go there once in a year or once in every two years. :)

this picture is from my archive. This year I haven't visit the global village yet.

Monday, 17 November 2014

Fire at high-rise buildings..


This picture is from my  archive. It was 18th of November 2012. nearly 2 years back.
This fire start in the middle of the nigh. All residents evacuated without any harm. This building is still empty and carry all the signs of that fire.

This is quite terrific. my office is on the 27th floor and when ever we had a fire drill it took nearly min 7-8 minutes to go down.
Fire at high -rise buildings are quite rare because of all precautions but economical impact after it happened is severe.

Sunday, 16 November 2014

ready to board??



Taken at the Creek.
I really like to spent some time and take pictures at this area. It gives the idea of old days of Dubai. Still authentic, and all these goods will export very traditional way even today.

Saturday, 15 November 2014

texting time


I took this picture at spice souq at Deira. This area is very busy business area. Many shops are working as wholesale also very tourist area to feel the old city spirit

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Friday, 14 November 2014

Bicycle Parking Stand


This weekend again I am out of country. I arranged posts from the archive while my absence.
I took this picture at the end of September.
Taken at the Deira, Parking stand at the entrance of underpass.

some of them are not even locked. Maybe they thought those bicycles are not new and no one would bother to steal it.
: )


Wednesday, 12 November 2014

At the beach

I would like to continue to post from last Saturday's photo walk.
Here we have boat on the sand.  It doesn't seem that the boat spend some time at the see recently.
The style is quite traditional. 

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Flower from desert

Another post from my photo walk on Saturday morning instead of running.. 
This flower was on the sand naturally. 
The colors were eye catching.  It looks like similar flower I saw couple years ago at outside of dubai and I learned that time it has poison.  This one also may had poison under this beauty. 

Monday, 10 November 2014

Doors from Jumeirah

This weekend,  I was planning to run with my friends but everyone has another program or just tired and didn't show up.
When I understood that I will be alone this time I took this as an opportunity for "photo walk" instead of regular sport.
Even I took pictures with my mobile they are quite Ok to share here. There were some things always grab my attention while jogging but never had a chance to take a picture. Here we have the first one. Very unique door from Jumeirah area belong to one of villa. It looks like they are not using this door anymore.  This villa rent out as furniture store in these days.I think this door was used in the past when the villa was home for some people.

Sunday, 9 November 2014

weekend reflection




Reflection at the Creek.
posted for the weekend theme.. Please see other reflections all around the world from here

Friday, 7 November 2014

connection



Last weekend I took this picture on the way back to Dubai from Al Ain.
Power lines. the dust on the ground is coming from 4x4 vehicles. Here many people go to desert at weekend just for fun at off-road driving.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Almost full moon

I took this picture yesterday on the way  to the home after work.
Moon was rising,  it was bright and nearly full but not fullmoon yet. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Burj Al Arab



Pictures from inside of the Burj Al Arab is not much. I wanted to share one picture from the archive.

here we see the entrance of the Burj Al Arab.

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

reserved parking for...


In every place there are some warnings/ signs only valid in that city.
here we have one example for this in Dubai.

"Reserved parking for sewage truck".

Unfortunately there is no sewer system in Dubai. Most of waste water is transported via trucks to the main waste water treatment plant.

In smaller areas you can notice local treatment package units.
Even I knew the system earlier, I haven't seen this kind a note on the parking area.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Sunday, 2 November 2014

reflection at Golf Course


I posted several pictures from this same Golf Course.

I took this picture every early in one morning from last week. Just after I had this nice reflection, the wind has started and the reflection was no longer there..

posted for this weekend's theme.. you can reach other blogger's reflection pictures from here

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Burj Khalifa


Today is 1st of November and here we are another City Daily Photo Theme Day.

This month's theme is Landmark. When we think about landmark from Dubai, It might be Burj al Arab or Burj Khalifa.

Burj Al Arab can be still count as one of Landmarks from Dubai but in these days popular landmark is definitely Burj Khalifa.

I want to share the famous, the highest, the biggest ...est, ...est, ...est man-made building of the world; Burj Khalifa in a different look.

This might be little unrealistic editing but this building itself is also a bit unrealistic :)
isn't it? you can see the building's world records from the wikipedia page.

My personal thought about building is continuously swinging from "Masterpiece of Engineering" to "unnecessary use of resources"

After all those years, still I couldn't decide ...