Sunday 31 January 2016

My Sunday Photo - Week 57 January 2016


When you live in Dubai, it's impossible not to notice the Burj Khalifa, the World's Tallest Building. Hubby says I have enough photographs without taking any more, but how could I resist this one.
From January 1st till February1st every year in Dubai is the DSF or Dubai Shopping Festival, with upto 70% off almost everything. There are some pretty good sales throughout the year, but the DSF is a big tourist attraction in it's own right, with an estimated 3 million visitors every year.

So with all those visitors here for the shopping it only seems fair that they get to see the best of Dubai.

The Burj Khalifa is currently covered in 70,000 LED's to set a world record for the biggest LED show ever. It covers 32,467 sq metres, which is equivalent to four and a half football pitches.


I've decided not to set myself any challenges or tasks this week as this was the only one I managed to achieve was to visit the Burj Khalifa to see this display. I never got round to the ironing or visiting the beach last week. My only challenge is to get some sleep during the week and not spend the weekend in bed, nursing a heavy cold.

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  1. That's so pretty! It must look even more amazing in real life. I like the sound of that shopping festival as well ;-)

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    1. we didn't really enter into the shopping festival this year, last year was great as we'd just moved here and needed to buy an oven and household appliances

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  2. Hi Suzanne, wow! I bet that display looks even better in real life. 70,000 LEDs is a lot of lights.

    The ironing and the beach will still be there when you are feeling better, which I hope is very soon.

    xx

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    1. it got worse before it got better, ended up spending an evening in hospital on a drip

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  3. Wow, that looks amazing! Hope you get that sleep and are well ready for work again.

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    1. sadly off work most of this week with a migraine and the flu

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  4. I'm not surprised you couldn't resist snapping this shot. Such a stunning display. They certainly put on a show in Dubai. #photalife

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  5. That is stunning, Dubai seems to do everything on such a massive scale. Hope your cold gets better soon.

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  6. Oh my word, that looks incredible. What an amazing sight. I need to plan a visit to Dubai

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. make sure you let me know if you ever get out here

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  7. I think we could all do with more sleep! Lovely photo

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  8. Wow that looks amazing. I first came to the Dubai shopping festival 13 years ago and it was SO different. We got greeted at the airport by customs with flowers and we sat on a couch whilst they did all our customs stuff. And Sheikh Zayed road had those emirate towers and a spattering of other buildings and that it. I love watching it change so much these days and I think I'd love to go to the DSF again one day to see how crazy it all is.

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    1. wow that's one different experiences back then, now it's over an hours queue for passport and not so much as a smile these days, let alone flowers

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  9. That is absolutely beautiful - I bet the light show looks amazing #MySundayPhoto

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    1. it was stunning and worth dragging myself out to see

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  10. What a great photo, I love how the flowers on it changes how the building looks completely.

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    1. it runs a whole sequence of patterns, this was my favourite

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  11. That looks absolutely amazing #MySundayPhoto

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  12. Wow, it does look incredibly pretty!

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  13. Oh that is beautiful, we visited the 'Burj' in September, it was amazing. A great picture xx

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    1. we've been up the burj with all our visitors, never tire of it

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  14. wow! that is a very impressive building and i can see how it must stand out above all else. They really do bigger and better in Dubai don't they? x

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    1. they sure do, can see it from everywhere, including saudi on a clear day

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  15. Wow - as ever Dubai has pulled out all the stops here!

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  16. What an incredible building - the lights are fantastic! Hoping you're now feeling better. x

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    1. slight dip in health and a trip to hospital but all ok now

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  17. what an amazing photo and an amazing building. great shot.

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