Monday, 17 September 2012

Our World Tuesday - Dubai

I spent last week in Dubai - work rather than play, but it is interesting to go somewhere new.  And this part of the world is completely new to me - but given that the air flight lasted 16 hours (and felt like half a life time) I may not just go back for the weekend anytime soon!

Two words spring to mind about Dubai - "Hot" and "Tall".  The temperatures were well into the 90's everyday - and more often than not broke the 100 barrier.  Many of the buildings have a similar number of floors to the temperature!

A super wide angle lens would have been nice for some street shots - but I don't have one!




The building in the background of the last picture is the Burj Khalifa - the worlds tallest building, at 828 m tall.  Incidentally, you can enter the Burj through the Dubai Mall - which (you've" guessed it) is the largest mall in the world.  Dubai is that kind of place!

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

You can find the latest post to my other blog by clicking on the Paying Ready Attention image on the RHS of the page.

Enjoy the pictures.


32 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Wow, the tall buildings are amazing. What a neat place to visit, but it seems like it would take a longer visit to see it all. Great shots, thanks for sharing your trip.

Fun60 said...

Such a long way to go for a short visit. It looks so new, clean and tall. Not on my list of places to visit just yet but you never know.

TexWisGirl said...

such an opulent skyline! amazing!

Andrea said...

Hi Stewart, I've been to Dubai once on my way back here from Turkey, spent 3 days with a friend's family. We did not watch more buildings rather we went to a desert safari and snow world. We don't have snow, that's why! But I saw the Burj Khalifa and the 'forgot the name of the building looking like an inverted boat'?

Sylvia K said...

What a fantastic skyline! You did indeed get some great shots for a short visit!! Thanks for sharing, Stewart!! Hope you have a good week!

Shirley said...

Looking up sure made me feel dizzy! I'm glad I didn't have to look down too! Wow what height! Amazing photo's..

HansHB said...

Awesome photos!

Adam Jones said...

Wow! What a fantastic place. I'd love to visit there some day.

Pat Tillett said...

It almost looks like something from science fiction. I've been told that it's an amazing place, to visit. Great photos (even without the wide angle lens).

mick said...

An amazing place - but I wouldn't like those high temps every day either.

Marcia said...

Those are some buildings. They rival the skyline in Shanghai which we got to see in 2010. Daughter is there now on business and seeing them every day. Amazing where work will take folks now a days.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Fantastic shots as always ~ You a great creative eye~ and subject matter ~ (A Creative Harbor)

Tito Eric said...

These skyscrapers look more like modern sculptures. Architectural gems, indeed.

Cheers!

Visiting from Our World Tuesday

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http://turningboholano.blogspot.com/2012/09/mysteries-behind-philippine-flag.html

Gary said...

Interesting post!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Brian King said...

I love the buildings and skyline in Dubai! Wish I could visit sometime. Love your photos!

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

Awesome shots of all the buildings despite not having a wide angle lens. Wowza! My friend's husband worked for Raytheon and he had to go to Dubai often. I would hear about the tall buildings but never saw pics. That area of the world is evidently very wealthy.

Gillian Olson said...

I've heard it is a "big" place. Thanks for the pictures, gives me a visual.

ladyfi said...

Great shots that really capture the height of the buildings. But 16 hours on a plane? Urgh!

bettyl said...

The designs of these buildings are just incredible--way beyond anything I would think of.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Quite a place of extremes, must have been almost overwhelming. "Home" must seem so comfortable after being somewhere like this.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see Dubai through your lens. I doubt I will ever see it in person.

Liz said...

How interesting, Stewart! That's a whole bunch of TALL buildings! You have captured them well though... I love that looking up perspective. Very effective.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have definitely heard before that is an amazing (and tall) place with lots of $$$....thanks for sharing --

SandyCarlson said...

What is possible with the resources. Wow! That's a marvelous, elegant landscape.

i stora drag said...

Very nice pictures from this awfully rich area of the world!

Stewart, if you had a couple of minutes I would love to hear what you thought of my last WBW contribution, White storks in south of Sweden!
http://www.istoradrag.blogspot.se/2012/09/vit-stork-i-skane.html

But only if you had time! :)
Have a nice day! Greetings Pia

i stora drag said...

Thanks Stewart! Glad you visited and that you liked it!
It was very special to see the stork finding a snake and eating it too!
Me and my husband were there just about an hour, between 3 and 4 pm. We were up in the birdtower when we saw this happen, after about half an hour! Lucky us! :)

In this area they try hard to make it comfortable for the storks, so they will come back to this area, like they use to do in the fifties. /Pia

Anna said...

Beautiful photo's and what an awesome place, Stewart!
Love it...
Greetings, Anna :))

darlin said...

Woah, these are some mighty tall buildings!

16 hours, is that it? lol It took me 27 or was it 28 to get to Australia and coming home I had a 39 1/2 hour day. Talk about being confused and stuck in a time warp!

Great shots Stewart, did you only go for just the weekend? The flights would have taken up most of the weekend!

Martha Z said...

That's a very interesting skyline.

Eden said...

What a beautiful place to visit! Great shots.

Muhammad Amjad said...

I have definitely heard before that is an amazing (and tall) place with lots of ....thanks for sharing.
Overnight Desert safari Abu Dhabi

Johan Silver said...

Desert Safari Dubai is a perfect choice for your families. I love to visit there again in my life.