Thursday, 31 July 2014

mall view


I think they were not much creative, while they choose the name :)
It is located next to the Mall of Emirates.

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

snowman in Dubai


Ski Dubai..
Indoor Ski resort located in Mall of Emirates. It has 22500 square meters area.
Opened in 2005.
One part is full with glass,in this way people can see the inside from the mall. There are some restaurants also located next to that and they have a view of ski slop. :)
it must be different experience to feel the -4 when the weather is +40.

Monday, 28 July 2014

Eid Mubarek


Today Ramadan Eid is starting after 1 month Ramadan month.

taken at Ski Dubai in Mall of Emirates.

picture from archive

Sunday, 27 July 2014

horse of lights


taken at Mall of Emirates.

Horse with lights. It is a part of Ramadan Decoration in Mall of Emirates.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Friday, 25 July 2014

Departure


I am on leave next 10 days for the Ramadan Eid Break and small vacation. 
I arranged all posts while I am away thanks to archive and scheduling option in Blogger..
I hope it will work this time :) 

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Umbrella


Before moving to Dubai, I was thinking umbrella is used only for rain.
I learnt alternative usage here in Dubai.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

B for Break time


Break time is very important if you are working outside.

During summer time, midday break is mandatory by law. Starting from 15th of June and end of 15th of September all outdoor workers should have midday break. it is forbidden any work under direct sunlight between 12:30 pm and 3 pm. It is announced by Ministry of Labour. Penalties also quite high for companies who does not follow the rules.

during noon time, you may see many workers under trees or anything can give some shade...
posted for ABC Wednesday.

We are here letter B.

B for Break.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

plant on the wall


Nice decoration from restaurant Saladicious but i am not sure how it will look like when they get grow.

during summer time, plus Ramadan, it is really difficult to go out and take new pictures.
I think, if this blog survive from this summer, it can go further :)

... at least for the next summer.

Monday, 21 July 2014

decorated tunnels


In Dubai, all tunnels are decorated with icons of Dubai or related with that area such as if you are taking one tunnel near by sea, you may see waves as decoration.
It is not that much common in my home country in Turkey.

Recently I wanted to take pictures for Monday Mural from tunnels but I couldn't.

Today I found this old picture. at that time, I was on passenger seat and taking pictures was not potential danger.

"Safety First"

Saturday, 19 July 2014

weekend reflection


taken at Mall of Emirates.
There was one construction company opened a stand to promote their buildings. they used one decoration wall with full of mirrors with different angles.
posted for Weekend Reflection

Friday, 18 July 2014

Thursday, 17 July 2014

little More


a restaurant at Marina Mall.

they have nice place, delicious food but the portion is too big. They called themselves Little More but I think they should change as "Much More"

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

A for Art


another round for ABC Wednesday..

This time, I catch the letter A. I hope I can finish as well :)

A for art..
Here is small art piece, wooden statue located at the entrance of one restaurant.

you can see other post from all around world for ABC Wednesday

Monday, 14 July 2014

Monday Mural at Saladicious


A couple of days back I took this picture at Saladicious Restaurant. They had really nice decoration and delicious meals. this is wall paper has a texture like mozaic.

Saturday, 12 July 2014

reflection at Zabeel Saray


one wall was full of mirror at the restaurants in Zabeel Saray Hotel.
Taken at one Iftar dinner couple of years back.

posted for Weekend Reflection.

Friday, 11 July 2014

hanged moss plant balls


Yesterday evening, while we were entering the restaurant I didn't notice these hanged plants at the entrance of the restaurant. Most probably the reason was to focused on what to eat  :)

After we had delicious dinner and nice time, we noticed them on the way back. First I thought they were plastic but when I looked closer, it was obvious that they are real. I really like the idea. After small search on google I learned these hanged plants called as "Moss plant balls"

by the way the restaurant (Saladicious  )  has great ambiance & decoration with delicious dishes.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Chandelier from Zabeel Saray

Another picture from Zabeel Saray which I shared one panorama from the lobby. Today I want to share another panorama from the same lobby this time more focus on chandelier.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Z for Zabeel Saray


posted for ABC Wednesday.
I would like to post a picture of Zebra for the Z but it is not easy to find Zebra in Dubai :)
So I remember this hotel. its called Jumeirah Zabeel Saray .
Saray means Palace in Farsi also it is used with the same meaning in Turkish. The Hotel looks like palace maybe because of that design they choose this name.

The hotel has Ottoman style from the architecture to the interior design.


Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Handloom house in Bur Dubai


Bur Dubai is the oldest district of Dubai. Literally the name translate to English as "Mainland Dubai" It is west part of the creek.
Today it is full with renovated historical areas, souqs, and mosques. All streets are full with shops.

When you are visiting the area, you may think that you are in India not in Middle Eastern Country. Main population in this area is Indian and shops are for their preference mainly. Here is one shop, I guess origin of this shop is also from India.

Monday, 7 July 2014

tileworks at Ibn Battuta Mall


Tile works at Ibn Battuta Mall. quite Orientalist design.

I posted for Monday Mural. the link tool doesn't work but you can still see more murals all around world.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

reflection at pond


When the weather is clear and calm, it is easy to catch nice reflections on this pond.
In these days, we are not that much luck, so I share something from my archive.

this is taken from one of high-rise buildings in the Greens area with zoom lens. we see two small man-made ponds in the golf course.

posted for Weekend Reflection theme

Friday, 4 July 2014

Hazy Dubai


In these days, weather is hazy. It is typical in summer. The sky looks grey and the view is not clear.

I took this picture yesterday at sunset. I don't like taking pictures in this type of weather..

view from The Greens to JLT (left part of buildings) and Dubai Marina (right part of buildings)

Thursday, 3 July 2014

fountain at Mall of Emirates


Mall of Emirates.

Earlier I posted some pictures from the ground floor you can see here; indoor piazza  and close shot for the horse called horse at the mall

the dome is glass so it helps to have real flowers in front of restaurants. There are Chinese, Italian, Lebanon restaurants and steak house, and some more that I don't remember now.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Perception


Last week, when I was walking in the Mall of Emirates, I noticed the window of Harvey Nicholson has changed.

They dedicated their 4 main windows for young local artists art pieces. This was called Perception Series #4 by Bahar al Bahar. He is one of awarded young artist in 2013 by Sheikha Manal.

his words about this particular art piece also were available on the window.
"the celebration of Ramadan spans an entire month, making it stand out amongst other occasions that usually occur for a shorter span of time. The notion of a month interval was used to construct a geometric formal system which abstracts the periodical event while replacing its time perception into a visual and a physical representation of what a month could look like - had it been a physical object" 

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Area closed for summer


July's theme is "Celebrating Summer"

Some restaurants, and malls close their open area during summer.
I took this picture couple years back at Marina Mall.

When I saw July's theme, instantly I remember this picture. :)
to see real celebration posts, just visit City Daily Photo's link.

Enjoy nice summer weather in your city..