Saturday, 30 November 2013

Burj Al Arab

When I moved from Istanbul to Dubai because of my work, I was so excited to start a daily photo blog here. 

I was following Eric Tenin's blog about Paris and i wanted to share my first impression about Dubai with daily photo blog. But I was not aware the biggest challenge at that time. I was newbie in the town and no idea about the city plus i had to figure out many things and posting daily was not the easy thing with all. 

After 5 years i am more into Photography, i know the city little bit better and i hope this time i can manage to continue this blog with posting regularly. 

as a starter i want to share Burj Al Arab's picture which was taken from the Jumeirah Beach. 

Today when people hear Dubai's name, there are plenty of iconic images already in the mind. But 5 years back, the world tallest building was still under construction and Burj Al Arab was the icon of Dubai. 

with other way to say "The first hotel in the world with 7 stars" Don't ask how it could be possible when the standard is max 5 stars. Honestly I do not know but this hotel known with this way. 

Burj Al Arab literally means "Tower of Arabs" in English. The height is 321 m and it is the 4th tallest hotel in the world. It stands on artificial island 280 m from Jumeirah Beach and it is connected to the mainland by private bridge. Maybe because of this, it offers quite privacy to their guests. No one allowed to enter the bride if you do not have any reservation.