Monday, 30 June 2014

Monday Mural..


I found this at Ibn Battuta's car parking area. There was one horse sculpture and they painted in this way.
posted for Monday Mural.

Sunday, 29 June 2014

camel at the mall


Last week, there was Giant Monopoly and now there is camel made from light at the Mall of Emirates.

This camel was taking everyone's attention.


Saturday, 28 June 2014

Decoration for Ramadan


Ramadan is starting in UAE tomorrow.

Malls decorated for Ramadan. It is festive season.
taken at Ibn Battuta.
I like this mall especially this area because the ceiling is painted like sky :)

Friday, 27 June 2014

wind catcher in reflection


posted for weekend reflection.

reflected wind tower is just decorative for the new building, one of Dubai's mall. to see more wind tower / wind catchers just click the label, you will find more info as well on previous posts.


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Giant Monopoly


This is new activity at Mall Of Emirates to attract more visitors to the mall.
there is small game for every 10 minutes who wanted to play. there are some prizes and big prize is 500 DHS for the winner.



Wednesday, 25 June 2014

X for X


I was planning to post something different for today, but at the last minute I realised today is Wednesday and we reach the letter X.

I couldn't thing anything and after the search in my pictures I found this post from 2012 Redbull X fighters. This is extreme freestyle motocross sport.

I am not fan of this but once they were in Dubai I wanted to see at least once.

While they were competing each other, many audience just amazed with their performance.

They were here in Dubai 2012 and 2013 but Dubai is not in their tour stops in 2014.

Posted for ABC Wednesday.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Buggy Shuttle in JLT

These buggies have been in service long time back, but I couldn't manage to catch them till yesterday.


Valtrans is giving this service in Jumeirah Lake Towers. You may see similar services from different companies at The Walk / JBR or inside the Dubai Mall. When the distance is long for walking and regular traffic is not available, these are good option.

Considering the heat in summer, walking outside is real challenge.

While I was google it if there is any news about it, I found this from 2013 in Emirates 24/7. They also put one short video showing one of them in action. :)

Monday, 23 June 2014

Hummingbird


I am not sure if that bakery shop was there earlier or it was just opened but for sure I just notice these hummingbird decoration at their wall today.

the bakery also called "The Hummingbird Bakery" the decoration very well suited with their name :)

I haven't tried their bakeries so no idea if the taste is good or not.

posted for Monday Mural.

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Midsummer day


Today is 21st June, the longest day in northern hemisphere.

It is celebrated in mostly Scandinavian countries.

This picture may not fit for the celebration midsummer day at outdoor but because of the bright sun I wanted to share it for today.



Friday, 20 June 2014

reflection through escalator


Last weekend, we went to the Beach for breakfast at one of new places recently opened at The Beach / JBR. On the way back, I noticed this reflection at escalator of underground car park.

The colours were changing constantly.  I spent couple of minutes, at the same spot. At the end security approached and asked me, "I really couldn't understand. What is there to be photographed?"

It was obvious that I was not security threat and the question was just coming from the curiosity. :) After I showed him the picture, he really liked it.

Taking a picture in public may disturb many people in everywhere, but here in Dubai, it is more sensitive. Sometimes, people may smile at you while you are taking picture sometimes they may stopped you, even if you were concentrate on something else, they may claim that you were taking their pictures which they are not approve.

It happened couple of times and the only solution is showing them what was taken and in case if they were in the frame by mistake, delete those pictures in front of their eyes. I would not take any risk on that kind a situation.

posted for weekend reflection.

Thursday, 19 June 2014

power lines


While I was looking for one particular picture from archive in 2010, I saw this shot. Then decided to share it here. Even it is old dated picture, these are still there and we can consider that the view is valid. : )

These power lines are main power road of Dubai as well as they are connected with other Emirates.

Energy consumption in UAE is really high. A couple years back, all buildings were in full light even they were occupied or under construction. Starting with recession in 2008, those lights started to turned off one by one. 

Now, there are many campaigns all around the city to reduce energy consumption. Awareness is getting higher on savings. 

For example; In my building, there was one advertisement from the management, which was saying  "Kill the BILL . Management was offering raffle for residents who can make significant save on their water / electricity consumption. 
In addition to this raffle, they have upgraded the lightening system with motion sensors at corridors. 

It is really good to see these kind of initiatives even tough energy consumption is still quite high. 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

W for Windsurf


Once more it is Wednesday and we reached the letter W at ABC Wednesday

I hope this windsurfer's shot from archive will be OK for the theme.

During winter time, we have acceptable weather for windsurf also sometimes there is enough waves for board surf. 
I haven't try these. It seems difficult. 

This photo was taken at November 2011. I love winter time, but only in Dubai :) 

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Going to the beach


The weather is getting warmer and warmer..
taken yesterday at The Beach complex at JBR.
While I was returning to home these two ladies were going to beach at noon time. I don't think that was a good idea but they were not alone.

Saturday, 14 June 2014

reflection from the ceiling


Last weekend, we decided to make some changes for the lunch and instead of cafe at our building we went a newly opened restaurant at JBR, the beach. The food was delicious and the decoration was interesting. Whole ceiling was decorated with different shape mirrors. I couldn't leave the restaurant without this picture. :)

posted for Weekend reflection.

Friday, 13 June 2014

Safari


Another post from last week,
several 4 x 4 vehicles were off road on sand dunes.

Definitely it is fun and difficult to take pictures.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Hope your dream comes true



Yesterday, there was a nice surprise for everybody at our office building.

First I saw a banner on a car. The banner was saying "I wish I was a Porsche" . Of course the car was not a Porsche but budgetary car. I just smiled and try to understand who did that.

Then I saw second car with the banner was "Was it a Carrera or Panamera?" still I was walking and thinking "who and why did this?"

At last I saw this banner. As soon as I saw that, I took my camera to take the picture. : )

Still I have no idea the reason of that.

But it doesn't important at all. The important thing is, I agree with this wish..

 "Hope your dream comes true"

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

V for Vitrail


Wafi Mall has the best stained glass art in Dubai. One part of the mall is covered only stained glass. It is really huge. The theme of the Wafi Mall is Egyptian and pyramids.

Wednesday is the day for alphabet. We reach the letter V. 

In English its called as "stained glass" but in French, it is "vitrail" I assume we took the word vitray in Turkish from French.


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Arabian Oryx


Taken at Dubai Desert Conservation Resort. In this resort there are several animals, such as Arabian Gazelle, Desert Gazelle, Arabian Oryx, sand fox, wild cat, snakes, lizards, and also various plants.

While we were going to camp area, we saw this Arabian Oryx.


Monday, 9 June 2014

decoration of Iranian Hospital


Iranian Hospital has really great tiles and decoration. Unfortunately, each time I was in hurry to stop and take pictures. Today, I manage to take this picture while I was waiting at the traffic light.
I had couple of seconds to take the picture afterwards the view blocked by another car. This building has more beautiful tiles than this one and I want to share those in the future. One day for sure :)

posted for Monday Mural. You can see other bloggers all around the world from this link.

Sunday, 8 June 2014

a scene at desert


A scene from desert safari from this weekend.

This area is reserved area. Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
only couple of tour company are allowed to enter for daily tours. Main purpose is protection / research of natural life.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

reflection at cinema hall


Today, while we were waiting for the movie at Reel Cinemas in Marina Mall, I saw glass decoration which are hanging from the ceiling. they were the first things took my attention but afterwards I noticed this reflection for this weekend. The left part of the picture is completely reflection on mirrored pillar.

Posted for Weekend Reflections. You can see other contributors from this link.

Friday, 6 June 2014

Green


Dubai is built in the desert. Desert also has different beauty and I appreciate it much but I prefer to see green area where I live in..

I wanted to share this small green part in the city. On Saturday, I am planning to go to desert safari with one of my friends, I am sure the beauty of desert will fascinate every one of us. I can share photos from desert starting from Sunday.


Thursday, 5 June 2014

Heyy Taxi !!



Most probably, due to his belief, driver decorated the car with flowers.

Duabi Taxi  has very modern and nice system. 5 - 6 years back when there was not enough public transport, demand for taxis were so high. I remember that I had to wait 1.5 hour in the queue at Mall or at Airport.
Nowadays it is not the case. Call their number, if your address is already registered in their system with your number,  the nearest taxi will be sent to your address from the system, or you may talk with the operator and ask a taxi for the address where you are.


Wednesday, 4 June 2014

U for U turn


U for U turn. Posted for ABC Wednesday. you can see other posts for Letter U from this link.
Traffic signs are quite similar in every country. at least here we have small Dubai touch on traffic sign.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

a view from Wasl square


I took this picture couple days ago. I showed you the back alley just near from here. Here is the main street. Wasl square...

Sunday, 1 June 2014

zest ?


I haven't heart the word "zest" before. When I read the today's theme last week, I started to think, what could be "zest in Dubai"?.
According to Oxford Dictionaries the definition is "Great enthusiasm and energy". Also according to google other synonyms are "joy, delight, excitement,...." After I read all those definitions, I remembered this picture which was taken at desert.

I hope I understood properly. We will see how other bloggers interpreted "ZEST" from this link.