Sunday, 31 August 2014

when the humid hits the city...


it is much common thing during summer time,
If you are in heavy traffic, and the AC is working (for sure) high humid at outside, will block your vision.


Saturday, 30 August 2014

birthday in reflection


couple weeks back, I was invited for a birthday photo shooting. I went to the venue quite early, 
While organizers still working, I took some reflection pictures from the ceiling. 

posted for Weekend reflection. 

Friday, 29 August 2014

once again, time to travel


I took this picture last week, and once again it is time to travel.
This time I am away from Dubai for 2 weeks. I couldn't have much time to arrange my posts during those days.
I hope I can arrange them afterwards..
taken at Terminal 1 Dubai International Airport - Departure area.
These palm trees are not real, but there are some real plants, big ones as well.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

G for the Greens


I think because Dubai is located on the desert every residential area is referring something green / greenery. such as,, The Greens, The Gardens, The Discovery Gardens, Springs, Meadows, The Green Community, ect..

this picture is from the Greens.

Posted for G, ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

near to the fossil rock


previous weekend, one of my friend has a visitor from outside Dubai and I was invited for short visit with them to the desert at sunset.
We went to the fossil rock. Actually not to the fossil rock, "nearby" could be more appropriate.

That area called fossil rock and the reason is not much difficult to guess; even fossils of sea creatures are available.

I wish I could have a chance to go there and take some pictures of those.
Maybe after summer, I can convince my friends to go to the fossil rock not to the nearby.  My regular city car can not reach even the nearby :)

Monday, 25 August 2014

Mosaic at Dubai Mall


there is one corridor in Dubai Mall, There are several mosaic on the floor.
Here is one of them.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

Weekend reflection - Airport


its time to return to Dubai...
Here is another view from the Terminal 3 - Departure area. again from the archive. Thanks to the archive, It helps me to keep posting while I am away from Dubai..

The ceiling is full with mirror. I posted another picture from the same spot for. I like that picture as well. You can check it from here.

posted for weekend reflection


Saturday, 23 August 2014

Chuff Chuff


Chuff Chuff Train in Dubai Mall.
It has small route in the mall.
I am not sure where it starts and ends, but I usually see it near the entrance.

Kids love this. parents are also welcome on board..

Friday, 22 August 2014

detail from Terminal 3 / Dubai Airport


Another weekend and I am travelling again...

Here one photo from Terminal 3 - Departure entrance.
I really like the architecture of this building.
Unfortunately when I am travelling, I do not have much time to take pictures.
Usually I reach airport just on time :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

F for Fashion


Here we are another Wednesday and this week's letter is F.

I have one picture for you from the archive. I took this picture at JBR the Walk. There are several shops and one of them is selling expensive high brands.
You may guess the price level from their windows and their design most of the times. This shop is one of those.

F for Fashion...
you can see other blogger's contributions from here 

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

festival city, summer surprises


This is the main gallery of the Festival City. Many people watching the show on the stage.
To take visitors attention, there are some short shows time to time.

Monday, 18 August 2014

worst day of the summer??



last couple of days, the heat is strange here in Dubai. Literally it is like walking in a huge giant oven.
on Sunday in addition to extreme heat, we had a sand storm.
This is the view from the office, in normal time, we could see next buildings clearly.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

reflection at Shoe Shop



I couldn't find what I was looking for but I found the reflection for this weekend at one shoe shop.
posted for Weekend Reflection theme.


Friday, 15 August 2014

under the moon


couple days back, when I was leaving from The Scene Club's movie night, moon was shining, I didn't want to miss that.
I stopped on the side-walk and took this photo with my small point and shoot camera.

Taken at Knowledge Village. There are many collages and language courses located in this complex. The movie screening was at big Conference Centre of the complex.



Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Scene Club - Dubai


Yesterday, there was a film screening of The Scene Club,which is a monthly film club that highlights the best of international independent cinema.

I was aware about this club and also a member of it, last couple of years. It was founded in 2007 by Emirtati director Nayla Al Khaja,
I haven't chance to join any of their film screening till yesterday.

This time, I managed to arrange and catch the event. August's film was Like Father Like Son Japanese movie which has 18 awards from international festivals, such as 2013 Cannes Jury Price.  Best film at 2013 Asia Pacific Film Festival, Audience reward of Sao Paulo International Film Festival ect...

According to information given by Nayla Al Khaja before the screening; Steven Spielberg is interested to get re-make rights of the film. We may see Hollywood version of this film in coming years.

Normally, they have Q&N session at the end of the movie with director or producer but this time, no-one could join the screening due to the distance.
the venue was fully packed. I hope I can also catch next screenings.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

E for Eight



Here is my E for the ABC Wednesday theme.

a photo from my archive of numbers. Taken at JBR

click here for more posts from other blogger's contribution for the this week's theme.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Passage at Wafi Mall


Wafi Mall is famous with Egyptian style design and stained glass all over the mall.

Here is small passage in the mall, there are many small shops available here. Mainly souvenir shops.  

Monday, 11 August 2014

Acrobascy @ Mall of Emirates


Yesterday, I was at Mall of Emirates.
At first they arranged white ropes and i couldn't understand what the show will be. I waited for a while then i walked away, assuming the action is not near.

Later on, I managed to catch the action. :)

Sunday, 10 August 2014

Ghost at China Court in Ibn Battuta


another picture from Ibn Battuta Mall.

Ibn Battuta mall is taking its name from big Moroccan Explorer; Ibn Battuta who lived between 1304-1368

This mall has 6 different sections, and each court designed and decorated according to one country from Ibn Battuta's journey; China, India, Persia, Egypt, Tunisia, Andalusia, (sections are lay out in this order)

This court is China Court, this is located one end of the mall. I usually enter the mall from this court, if I am planning to go to cinema or buy something from big electronic shop.
Last week, I went there to buy mouse. I prefer this mall for simple shopping, because it is usually less crowded. you may spent couple of hours if you go other big Malls.

This guy was just sitting on the floor next to the pillar. While I was taking the picture, he decided to move and became a "ghost of the china court"

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Dubai Summer Surprises


during summer time, many people prefer to leave from Dubai for annual leave or stay indoor.
you can see these signs everywhere in Dubai, highways, shops or magazines just to promote sales, and attract people to shopping malls. I am not sure if there is good discounts right now. I will check them at the weekend or next week latest..

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

d for dance


Last week, I missed the letter C at ABC Wednesday , because I was out of town.
This week I have something for D..
D for Dance..
This is called Belly Dance. It is very attractive dance for tourists. not only UAE also nearly entire Middle East, including Egypt and Turkey. If you are interested in more information about Belly Dance, you can find a lot from here

I took this picture at desert Safari tour which I went with one of my friends couple of months back like a tourist in Dubai.

Posted for ABC Wednesday and you can see other bloggers from here

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

football


In Dubai, you can find large empty areas next to the big buildings or residential areas.
most of the times, those empty areas used for free parking for nearby residents.

but here, at Jumeirah area people put these to play football.
At that time the land was empty.
I am quite sure during winter time, this place would not be empty. : )

Monday, 4 August 2014

Goodmorning Dubai

After ten days leave from Dubai and unexpacted delay, I reach Dubai this morning.
Very fresh picture..
I took with my phone just after I exit the airport, terminal 2.

Sorry for the poor quality, my dslr was not good in humid weather. It needs 15 min to get ready due to the temperature difference. The moist condenses on the lens.
After I post I am eady to work, without a sleep.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Saturday, 2 August 2014

10


yesterday I mentioned about collection of numbers. while I was looking for yesterday's picture I came accross this one as well. I took this picture at Jumeirah Beach Road. it was located in from of one mall. It was put there to celebrate 10th year of one of brand which has a shop in this mall. I really like the design on this 10.

Friday, 1 August 2014

take away


this months these is "take away"
this is advertisement board for the Burger King Branch in one of petrol station which is open 24 hours.

When I was taking this picture, I was collecting numbers from different places and in different forms.

For this month's theme, I couldn't find better one. Due to the heat I prefer to stay at home with AC as much as possible.