Wednesday, 30 April 2014

P for Peacock

taken at Dubai Miracle Garden.
this huge flower peacock is located at the main entrance of the garden. There is one more peacock here next to this one. It was quite difficult to take a picture of it without any people. this point is very popular point to take pictures.

posted for ABC Wednesday

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Dubai International Airport - Terminal 1

I had a long weekend outside Dubai. I took this picture on Friday morning, at the Terminal 1 - Dubai International Airport. at that time, I was trying to catch my flight. This kiosk is dedicated for gold / jewellery. The Gold coloured palm is part of the interior decoration of the terminal 1.

I had prepared my posts for all days during my travel, but obviously I did something wrong while I was rushing. two posts were not able to published automatically. I hope I will not do the same mistake in future.

Monday, 28 April 2014

Monday Mural : The Beach

Another art work from The Beach.
posted for Monday Murals

this might be the last post from the same area for the Monday Mural. i am going to check once more if I missed to take any of them.

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Friday, 25 April 2014

Friday Brunch

Taken at Shakespeare & Co. Cafe on Friday Brunch. In Middle East, our weekends are Friday & Saturday. and one of very common activities is brunch on Fridays.

Many hotels and cafes have special menu for Friday Brunch but at Shakespeare, they do not need anything special. They are famous with their food quality and the taste. they have most delicious cakes and sweets in Town. Also they are famous with their decoration. :)

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

O for Owl

An art piece from Art Dubai 2014 

O for Owl. Posted for ABC Wednesday. Please click for more posts for the letter O

Owls are quite famous with their specific shape, and mythical meanings in different cultures. 
it is always interesting for me to see the same thing has different meanings in different culture. 
Owls are one of those things. 
In some culture it is considered as Bad Luck, death or messenger of bad news or upcoming death to you or to your family.
On the other hand, same Owls are considered as luck, wisdom in other cultures. 
in some areas if you see any owl people think that death is nearby but in some cities they are the symbol of the city. 
While preparing this post, I read the short life story about Eric Hosking.  He was one of a few photographers who were able to earn money onyl taking pictures of birds.

The Owl, Eric was trying to take pictures of, brought bad luck and good luck to him. 

Eric was working on photography but he got his real fame after the accident he had with the owl. He lost his left eye while taking a picture of Owl. After this accident, he published a book which called "An Eye for a Bird" 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

La Boheme

A cafe at The Walk, JBR (Jumeirah Beach Residence)
I haven't try the cafe but the way how it looks from outside is so nice. Bougainvillea is quite popular here. most of the time you can see them with flowers.

Here you can see my previous post of Bougainvillea  I really like it when it is full with flowers.

Monday, 21 April 2014

Monday Mural : The Beach

Another post from the Beach, newly opened complex at The Walk / Jumeirah Beach Residence.
Posted for Monday Murals

Saturday, 19 April 2014

weekend reflection from The Greens

reflection from The Greens. the lake was very generous for the clear reflection. 
As you can understand the lake is man made. 

posted to join Weekend Reflection.

Friday, 18 April 2014

Highways in Dubai

taken from the observatory deck of Burj Khalifa - at the top, with long exposure.
Highways in Dubai is quite complicated.
I was loosing my way everyday at the beginning, like everybody.
I thing loosing the way is the best way to learn which way is going where.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

N for Numbers

taken at Art Dubai 2013

Numbers are always mystical for many people. There are plenty different given meanings for each and every numbers.
such as 13 is the famous one with bad luck. Most of airlines do not have 13th row in their planes. Seat row numbers just jumped from 12 to 14 :) Yes, Emirates Airlines too.

or 7 is considered the luckiest number in Western culture as well as in Chinese culture.
or 666 it is associated with the beast.

many people seek the meaning of everything with numerology since early days of mathematics.

If they would read "the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" from Douglas Adams they would know the answer to the ultimate question of Life, the Universe and Everything.  :)

posted for ABC Wednesday,
you can see other contributors for the letter N for this week from here.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

the Beach

another view from the Beach mall at JBR - the walk.
they are very creative about naming :)
comparing the previous, I really like the new complex. even tough during construction, I was criticizing the project with saying "Mall at the beach? all those malls weren't enough?" but after the result, I am glad that they did it :)  

Monday, 14 April 2014

art @ The Beach

The Beach is new complex recently opened at JBR. earlier this place was just sand and free parking space at the entrance of the beach. They built semi-open shopping mall. at the entrance there is big space for multi purpose. There was a holographic show at my previous visit, this time, there was a kind of art exhibition with the initiative of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.

posted for Munday Mural. you can click here for more murals.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

View from Burj Al Arab

Burj Al Arab is the forth tallest hotel in the world with the 321 m height. However 39% of the total height is made up of non occupiable space. It is located in an artificial island from Jumeirah beach and connected with private bridge.
The picture is taken at the top of the Burj Al Arab before sunset. You can see the hotel's shadow on the marina and partially on the beach.

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Weekend Reflection - Art Dubai 2014

taken at Art Dubai 2014.
There were many artworks with mirror or reflection. This huge mirror take many people's attention.

posted for weekend reflection. for more pictures for this theme, please click here.

Friday, 11 April 2014

Corpse Bride in Dubai

After short break, again I am posting from Middle East Film & Comic - Con. 

Looks like Tim Burton's Corpse Bride has visited Dubai and taking a selfie :)

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Ghosts of JBR

Tonight, I went to JBR, after new arrangement it is really nice to spent time there but of course the traffic is always unpleasant.

I couldn't have a time to take picture of general view so I found this one from the archive.
You can see the vibe and the crowd of the JBR here.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

M for Metro

M for Metro.

Dubai Metro is a driver-less, fully automated rail network. It is launched on 9 th of September 2009.  
still network is quite weak but considering how they reached this level in a short time of period, it is impressive. Day by day it is getting more popular.
Actually in summer time, it is quite challenging to reach the nearest metro station.  :)

posted for ABC Wednesday. You can see other bloggers from here. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014


Another post from Middle East Film & comic-con.
Original collectible pieces were available but local works were more interesting for me.

Monday, 7 April 2014

Arabic star wars

Middle East Film and Comic-con was really interesting to visit. There were many icons (original ones) and different versions of those icons.
Here we can see a wall with superheroes with Arabic touch.
I really like Star Wars characters but my fav. one is: Sheikh Yoda.

Posted for Monday murals.
For more murals, please click here.

please click here for the artist's instragram profile 

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Middle East Film & Comic Con

The Middle East Film and Comic-Con is one of the region's most anticipated event. This was amazing how people dressed up while they were visiting.

I decided to join my friends' programme at the last minute to visit Comic-con. I was planning to take tickets at the entrance. When we reached to the venue, we just shocked by the crowed. It was nearly impossible to wait for the ticket. Thanks to my friends I entered with their pre-purchased tickets.

MEFCC is the largest popular culture festival in the Middle East, focused on film, TV comic, manga, animation, collectibles and pop art. this is the third season and I believe next year it's gonna be bigger.

I am planning to post from here for next couple of days. It was amazing how people were creative about costumes and the art.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

weekend reflection - the beach

Night view from the Beach Mall. you can see in daylight from here
Posted for weekend reflection theme. you can see more posts from here.

Friday, 4 April 2014

The Creek

a view from the Creek.
old wooden ships are carrying everything to the near cost / Africa / India or close countries. I saw so many TV, and electrical house appliances in these ships.
you can also see little bit better condition ship at the other side of the Creek. It is used for Dinner dhow cruise at the creek. at the far behind, you see world's tallest building Burj Khalifa.

Thursday, 3 April 2014

L for Luxury

According to Merriam Webster dictionary, definition of luxury;

  • a condition or situation of great comfort, ease, and wealth
  • something that is expensive and not necessary
  • something that is helpful or welcome and that is not usually or always available.

luxury is quite subjective thing even under the light of above definition. Everybody enjoy and has their own luxury staff. It might be Rolls Royce for someone or "chocolate cake at birthday" for another person.

For me; "spending less time in the traffic jam" is a kind of luxury that I experience (and appreciate) in Dubai. People who suffer from traffic can understand me easily. Without a hesitate I prefer this, rather than having a Rolls Royce :))

posted for ABC Wednesday, for more L posts please click here.

Wednesday, 2 April 2014


at the end of February there was an event for sand sculptures at the JBR. I took this picture at that time.

Actually I was planning to post this picture, Unfortunately blogger ruined my picture in somehow.
The exposure was changed and I couldn't post it.
I tried several times; saved in another program, cropped, not cropped, light adjusted or original settings, or save for web devices or even upload the original jpeg with original size and quality. then I gave up with that picture.
then second round stated. I tired another sunset photo, but again, the exposure and lights were changed while I uploaded. at the end of all efforts, I was feeling "confused".

by the way, blogger changed this picture's exposure as well. But I am done for tonight. I will not try 4th picture.
I hope this problem will not continue .. :(
Is there anyone experienced similar problem with Blogger?
cheers - feyza

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

looking for triangles

a post for April's theme of "triangles"
Please click here to see other contributions from daily city bloggers.
taken from Art Dubai 2014