Sunday 30 December 2018

Al Furjan Construction Project

Four years ago this month we moved to Dubai, I noticed very quickly how fast Dubai was growing with the addition of new roads and buildings and started to photograph the changes.

A year ago this month we moved to a new area in Dubai called Al Furjan, the growth here has been astronomical, they've constructed a new line of the metro which is behind me in this photo and over a 4km stretch of road, built 4 new stations.

In the two pictures taken almost 1 year apart, you can see how quickly the area is growing. The buildings are either side of a new road which when finished joins the Al Yalasis Road to the Al Asayel Road saving us 20km and up to 30 mins of driving time inland and to the malls/drs/airport/dog park.

The area you're looking at in the photos is the top of the large oval yellow section in the picture below, the train line runs along the Discovery Gardens Road.

Although the My Sunday Photo linky is coming to an end, I will be continuing with my construction projects in Dubai and updating and adding new posts as I go. My SundayPhoto hashtag will continue over on Instagram and every year I've taken part I've had a theme. This years was construction, I did and A-Z project and the first year I posted my favourite picture each week. For 2019 I've decided to frame Dubai, an idea I've pinched from John Adams who blogs over at DadBlogUK.

If you're interested in seeing the other construction projects in 2018, click on the links below. They're mainly based in Dubai, but I've included photo's from Egypt, the UK, South Africa and the US.

Week 158 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Dubai Marina 3 years apart.
Week 163 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
Week 164 Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
Week 165 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
Week 166 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
Week 167 Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
Week 168 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
Week 169 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
Week 170 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
Week 171 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
Week 172 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
Week 173 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
Week 174 Dubai The Almas Tower
Week 175 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Week 176 Toronto The CN Tower
Week 177 Nevada The Paris Hotel 
Week 178 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
Week 179 A Wedding Our first child got married
Week 180 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
Week 181 Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
Week 182 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
Week 183 Dubai Ski Dubai
Week 184 Another Wedding
Week 185 South Africa Life in a township
Week 186 Austria Ski Jump 
Week 187 Dubai Green Plant Bio Dome 
Week 188 Dubai Update on the Metro Station
Week 189 Dubai My view from the balcony changed in 8 months
Week 190 Greece Just how instagramable is it?
Week 191-192 Dubai Before and After. 3 months out of Dubai
Week 193 Dubai Building a boat in the sky
Week 194 South Africa An African Sunset
Week 195 South Africa Building with boxes Charity work in South Africa
Week 196 Another family wedding and a year of travel
Week 197 Dubai What are they building now? World Trade Centre
Week 198 Monmouth Building work in South Wales
Week 198 Dubai The cladding is going on, on the metro station
Week 199 Dubai They're building on the beaches in Dubai
Week 200 Hong Kong Building with Bamboo
Week 201 Dubai My Week as a volunteer on the European Tour
Week 202 Cairo Probably the largest construction project in the world. The Pyramids
Week 203 South Africa Christmas gift giving in a South African township
Week 204 South Africa A sense of community in South African Townships
Week 205 Dubai Christmas in Dubai
Week 206 When Bob met Santa 


  1. I am always amazed at the pace of change in Dubai. It sounds like the new road will be very helpful to you when it's finished.

    1. can't wait for the train and road to open sometime next year, will be able to avoid the driving a lot more

  2. Wow 4 years ago! That time has flown past. I love seeing the changes you've shown.

    Have a Happy New Year.

    Thank you for linking up and supporting #MySundayPhoto. x

  3. I love the sunrise/set shot with the light coming through. #mysundayphoto

  4. I always find it amazing how quickly construction happens and how places change, especially on huge scales like this. On a lesser scale, I moved into a new build house five years ago and my neighbours house hadn't even been finished. Now there are two streets and a new school as well as a whole new housing estate on the other side of the school. The entire area is unrecognisable to how it was five years ago. I haven't photographed it all like you though, what an interesting project. x

    1. it's never too late to start documenting the changes, every time i think they've finished a project here, they add something new

  5. It is amazing how quickly things grow in Dubai.
    Wishing you all the best for 2019 x

  6. That's growing quite quickly! Will it be a business area or housing?

  7. they certainly seem to get on with building and infrastructure quicker than they do here in the UK.
    Nice that is will make a difference to you. #MySundayPhoto

    1. can't wait for the roads and train line to open

  8. Another fascinting set of photos. I shall have to visit some of the Egypt images. I'm told huge amounts of work has been done there in recent years.

    1. They're building a new museum in Cairo, next to the pyramids, which will be good for tourists but visiting the museum in the city is something special

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