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…

Metro in a Metro

There are some constants in everybody’s lives. Computer crashes are one of  mine. I haven’t had access to a proper computer in a while (just at the time I was resolving myself to be more regular on my blog). This post is from my nifty Moto phone. I’m always impressed by the quality of the…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Pure

This week’s photo challenge asks us to share a photograph of something pure. I was just at the beach this evening and as I stood along the shore I couldn’t help noticing how clear the beach was and how I could look down and see the pebbles and shells beneath the water. Somehow it felt…

Guest Post: Destination Dubai by Mathangi Jeyabal

I’ve always wanted to feature a guest writer on my blog except that I’ve always found it hard to convince someone to actually write for my blog. So I’m very excited to present the first part of a journey to Dubai written by my friend Mathangi. Mathangi is a good friend, a fellow polyglot and…

Urban Scapes

I like cities- all kinds of them- the quaint old charming ones with a city centre, the brash new modern ones with their façades of glass and steel- I like all of them.  Here I feature three cities with their tall sky scrapers and their brave architectural features. Dubai- A city squeezed between a desert…

Twisted around its own axis

Out of all the cities I’ve visited I felt that Dubai ought to take the cake when it comes to buildings with innovative and sometimes weird designs. Case in point- the building above near the Dubai Marina which resembles something that was twisted around its own axis.   The tower is called the Infinity Tower and…

A View From The Top Of The World

You may be excused for thinking that the photograph above is that of a Lego set. But in reality most of the structures in the pictures are sky scrapers in their own right. This is a view from the Burj Khalifa- currently the world’s tallest building. The view itself is not from the top level…