Meanwhile in Dubai

We’ve got a new tourist attraction that opened up earlier this year. Yes, this is the Dubai Frame. When I moved to Dubai in May 2016, the Frame was still in its early stages of construction and I remember thinking it looked at that point like an oil rig. It is an impressive structure meant…

Weekly Photo Challenge- Out of this World

Back to the challenge after a few weeks. This week, the aim is to show something that we are accustomed to or is commonplace, but from a ‘out of the world’ perspective. This took me back to a few photographs that I had taken a while ago of the water in the marina under the…

WPC: Variations on a theme

I felt it very unjust that this theme was selected for the weekly photo challenge just two days after I posted my 18 filters on Mt Fuji post which was probably the best work I could have proposed for the theme. For this week, we have to show the same thing in a different way-…

Random Pics: Dubai Opera

I can’t believe that it has been more than a year and four months since the Dubai Opera opened its doors to great fanfare and an opening concert by Placido Domingo. I couldn’t get tickets to that opening concert but I went to a performance of Bizet’s ‘The Pearl Fishers’ on Day 2 (which was…

Night in the desert

In late August last year I went with a friend of mine on a night safari of the desert at Dubai (at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve). I did the tour with Arabian adventures. I had fairly low expectations from the tour so was quite surprised by the fact that the tour turned out to…

2018 is here!

Given that it had been quite difficult and a bit exhausting to get back home after the New Year Celebrations in Downtown Dubai last year, I decided to watch the fireworks closer to home. Every day when I go walking along the marina walk, I go past a point where I can see the Atlantis…

Fireworks- Dubai Shopping Festival

If there’s one thing that Dubai does really well, it’s fireworks. So it will be interesting to how the laser show that is replacing the traditional New Year’s Fireworks at Downtown (Burj Khalifa) will fare. I was one of the millions of people who were downtown last year and I have no intention of repeating…

Window Views

Who amongst us has not looked out of the window of an airplane and marvelled at the sights that we can see below us? Even the most jaded frequent flyer must at times feel a moment of thrill looking at a multi colour banded sunset over the horizon. Thanks to social media and particularly instagram,…

Fireworks (yet again!)

It’s almost like this place is waiting for an excuse for fireworks. This time fireworks on The Beach at Jumeirah Beach Residences for Dubai Shopping Festival.

The many faces of Burj Khalifa

Ask anyone what they first think of when you say Dubai and the answer may just be Burj Khalifa- the world’s tallest building. It’s a fascinating building that outlines the cityline of Dubai like a heartbeat spike on a monitor. It can also put up quite a show as the entire facade of the building…

Happy New Year

A very happy, prosperous, healthy and peaceful 2017 to everyone! I was near the world’s tallest building- Burj Khalifa- last night to catch the fireworks at the break of midnight. Here’s a few glimpses  

Gulls in the Marina

I was sunning myself on a bench at the Marina this afternoon (the days are getting cooler) when I noticed a flock of gulls in the water. I have so far not seen gulls in the Marina (though I must confess I’m mostly only there during the evenings or nights). Having been gifted a new…