Sunday, 13 November 2016

My Sunday Photo - Week 98

Peter phoned me on Wednesday night to say he would be late home as the 16 lane highway, Sheikh Zayed Road was closed for an hour. I was sitting in a coffee shop and googled it to discover that HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum was officially opening the Dubai Water Canal. Following the signs for the dignitaries and being turned away from the official area, I parked up on the side of the road and walked through to the canal.

Considering this is Dubai, I was surprised at how few people were in attendance, but then it is rare events like this are advertised. I was not disappointed and while most of Dubai watched the event on the TV, I along with a few hundred others got to experience it first hand.

I've been documenting the build, through photographs, since our arrival in Dubai in December 2014 and I'm slowly putting everything together in a time lapse blog post.

There was music, parades and entertainment that ended in a firework display, hence why the road was closed for an hour.


I took many photo's that evening, met some lovely people and ended up back at the house of 2 random strangers for a drink after they offered to let me use their loo.

My next project is to start taking photo's of the world's tallest structure that is being built in Dubai Creek.

16 comments:

  1. It's brilliant that you got to go along to the opening. It does seem rather strange than only a few hundred people were there! They're building something even taller in Dubai?!

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  2. How beautiful, it sounds like a wonderful night

    Thank you for linking up

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  3. Sounds like a very interesting night. Lovely photo, the lighting reflecting on the water is beautiful.

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    1. i only had my phone with me as i hadn't expected to be going anywhere, there were some wonderful performers on the canal, but this was the only shot that came out from a distance

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  4. That is beautiful, it reminds me of The Lady of Shallot #MySundayPhoto

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    1. i have no idea who that is * runs off to google*

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  5. Wow I had no idea about the canal but I'm intrigued to see what it's like now. We've just come back a few days ago and oh I feel so coooold!

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    1. the weather here is perfect, i'll be posting more photos of the canal in the day light soon

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  6. Beautiful photo. How odd that things aren't really made a big thing and visited, given all the entertainment for the launch. Will be interesting to see your time lapse once complete.

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    1. I've started sorting out the photos now

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  7. Great shot and what good timing to see it all too. Have loved seeing it develop through your photos #MySundayPhoto

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    1. thank you, another blog post will be out soon with the photos of the construction

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  8. It's great that you got to see it live. I heard that they wanted to reclaim the title oh having the world's tallest building again I'd love to see that when it is finished. #MySundayPhoto

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    1. I've been taking photos from a variety of locations, but until the building starts to develop i have no idea yet where my best view point will be

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