Tuesday 30 September 2014

Abra and the Creek

After yesterday's post close picture of Abra, I would like to show little bit larger view. Abra and the Creek. you can see old and new style apartments and mosque at the other side of Creek. (Bur Dubai) you can even see wind towers of Bastakiya.

Monday 29 September 2014

Abra ride

second post from last weekend. I took this shot from the Deira part of the creek, at second floor of the parking garage.
the cost of the Abra ride is about 1 Dirhem. (1 USD is fixed to 3.65 AED) you can pass from Deira to Bur Dubai with cheapest price.

When ever I have visitor from outside Dubai, I bring them here to experience this. This is not exactly the most popular tourist thing, but if you want to see something different from 5 stars hotels or shiny malls, this is real touch of Dubai.
Passengers are mainly from Dubai residents and they are using Abras as a part of their daily routine, of course you will see some tourist as well. If you want full creek tour with Abra, you can rent it as well. In that case it will not be 1 Dirhem  :)

Sunday 28 September 2014

Spice Souk

This weekend, I decided to walk around like a tourist in Dubai.
I went to the creek. Parked my car somewhere and start to walk around. Mainly around spice souk and the creek at Deira part.

 I went spice souk about 6 years back, only when I was new in Dubai. Today once more I realized why I haven't been there all these years. : )

To be honest, spice souk in Dubai is not much interesting for me, maybe because I am familiar this from Istanbul. I prefer to spent my time at the Creek, taking a tour with abras, or watchig the port. These are really unique for me. (You can click on labels to see my previous posts about them)

Today, I want to share one picture from spice souk. you can find different type of spices like Iranian Safran, Cinnamon sticks, rose petals, and many more...

Saturday 27 September 2014

upside down

while I was strolling in my archive couple of days back, I found this.
I immediately make my note to post this on "weekend reflections"

Friday 26 September 2014

sky-watch at sunset

if you go further into the land towards to Oman border, the landscape will change dramatically. rock will takes the place of sand.

posted for skywatch friday

Thursday 25 September 2014

burj al arab from souq medinat

I would like to show you another view of Burj Al Arab; from the souq Medinat.

I think the best burj al arab view is from souq medinat. Modern iconic 7 stars hotel will be in the frame with traditional architecture.

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Bike parking only

I took this picture in the morning at the parking area of our office building. 
Most of the times I see motorcycles here in this dedicated area.  This might be the first time I see bike here. 
Even the weather is not pleasant in summer time,  bicycle is still popular in Dubai,

Tuesday 23 September 2014

Burj Al Arab at night

yes, once more Burj Al Arab..
This time, at night and there is one ghost on the beach...: )

Monday 22 September 2014


unique Orientalist style lantern.
picture from archives...

Sunday 21 September 2014

natural life in Dubai

I wouldn't thought that much different birds can live in Dubai with this temperature. 
After I moved, I figured out, desert is also hosting so many different bird species. Especially last two decades, parks and greenery areas are increased in Dubai so the population of birds as well as the number of different species. 
I took this photo at the Creek Park. It is public park. Even the quality is not good, I like this picture since bird visible with its beauty. 

Friday 19 September 2014

a street at Satwa

taken at Satwa, There are plenty of shops and very lively district of Dubai. What ever you need to fixed or buy, you can find it in Satwa also it will be very competitive prices comparing to 5 stars Malls.

Thursday 18 September 2014

Beach time..

when we are reaching the end of the summer, beach time is getting closer..  :)

Wednesday 17 September 2014

J for Jail

Even at monopoly staying in Jail is not pleasant.

posted for ABC Wednesday..
This week's letter is J.
I took this picture at Mall of Emirates. There was giant monopoly game and of course there as jail as well.. a part of the game..

Tuesday 16 September 2014

marina at night

Finally I am back in Dubai now.

While I was arranging posts during leave, I didn't consider the day I return I would not have any chance to open my computer. so this is another lesson for the future.. i missed yesterday's post and catch today's one at last minute..

this is a view from one restaurant called Observatory on 52nd floor of one of hotels in Marina area. I like the view from here. i think it is a good place to have "welcome to Dubai" dinner or farewell dinners.. we were at farewell dinner for one of our colleagues at that time. another picture from archive. I hope starting this weekend, i will have a chance to take new pictures from Dubai..

Sunday 14 September 2014

lost in time

it is time to return to Dubai..
Taken at Dubai International Airport, Terminal 1..

posted for Weekend reflection.

Friday 12 September 2014

a tree from the Crek Park

Even Dubai is located in the desert, there are plenty parks available in the city.
The Creek park is one of them. it is located next to the creek. there is small entrance fee which is reasonable.
Unfortunately i do not know the name of this tree but its form is very different and unique.

Thursday 11 September 2014

a view from metro

On the left side, famous iconic hotel, Burj Al Arab, or hotel with 7 stars.on the right side it is Jumeirah Beach Hotel,

Sunday 7 September 2014


taken at fossil rock,
another picture from archive..

While I am away I am posting from my archive..
I went fossil rock two weeks back with friends and I posted only one picture which was not showing enough from the place. At that time i didn't have time to take pictures around, so I am getting help from previous visits to show more about fossil rock.
In these fossil rock you can see even fossils of sea.

Saturday 6 September 2014

flower from desert

a beauty with poison..

picture from archive.. taken at fossil rock..

Thursday 4 September 2014

Wednesday 3 September 2014

H for Horse...

In Arabian Peninsula, horses are very important and with my little knowledge on that I know they have good reputation at races.
In UAE also you can see horse figures everywhere. Here is one of them.
Posted for ABC Wednesday...

Still out of town and limited time..

Tuesday 2 September 2014

Rust & Ruins - 2

When I was looking for a picture for the theme of Rust & Ruins, I found this picture. Officially it is not in Dubai, that's why I didn't publish
It is Sharjah. Another Emirate of 7 emirates in UAE. But practically it is a part of Dubai. Distance from Sharjah to Dubai is just couple of Kms. Many people lives in Sharjah and works in Dubai.

This a picture from Sharjah Industrial Areas. This placed is full with workshops and many cars are just dumped over there.
If you are not happy with the pricing policy of licensed workshops, you can find alternative from here.
When I had a problem with my car, I learned a lot about these overpriced workshops and their reasonable alternatives.

Monday 1 September 2014

Rust & Ruin

September's theme is Rust & Ruins.
It is not easy to find something rusted or ruined in Dubai.
In these days, I am just travelling and I got a help from my archived for this month's theme.
I took this picture at Miracle Garden before summer. There were many cars used in this way for decoration. I am not sure if this is matching with the theme's idea but this is all I have for the moment. :)

PS: I am away from Dubai and my computer. I prepared this post before September, I hope above link is working well.