Saturday, 28 February 2015

Emirates Jazz Festival - John Legend

This week we had 13th Dubai Jazz Festival here at the amphitheatre in Media City.
The festival started on Wednesday with Christina Perri and James Blunt,
On second day, Sting was on the stage after Lidsey Stirling.
on the third and the last day of the festival there were Esperanza Spalding and John Legend. We were not sure about our schedule so we bought tickets at last minute. I wish I could listen Sting as well here.
the final of the concert has a small surprise. 3 musicians showed up on the stage with Oriental instruments. while we were trying to figure out, who they are, Orientalist version of "all of me" started. I recorded with the mobile to post it here, but afterwards I found this record, which has better quality and full version. Enjoy the music

Friday, 27 February 2015

Shisha at lunch break

Yesterday, I was in hurry while leaving the house and I decided to upload the post from my mobile with the freshly taken pictures.. I did this in the past as well, but yesterday the system or the mobile didn't work well, I noticed today that post still hanging in my mobile and nothing posted yesterday.

Yesterday, we went to Dubai International Financial Centre to take some pictures. Unfortunately security came and ask for the permission. When we replied, we are taking photos as hobby nothing commercial or editorial shoot. still, they said OK with your mobile but for DSLR you need to get permission from the office on 14th floor which was closed for the weekend. While walking around I saw this cafe, they had many shisha waiting for customers. This area is business district, it was quite empty at weekend, for sure it will be busy during week day

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Happy Chinese New Year

Here we have a new reason for celebration. Chinese New Year.
I found this advertisement in Mall Of Emirates.
There were many Chinese decorations all around the mall. afterwards i learnt that there were also Chinese dance shows everyday at different schedule in the mall for the celebration of Chinese New Year.
This year MOE management has arranged some activities like festival nearly during one month.
I hope I will catch more on my next visit.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

typical Dubai

the sand storm is over, but strong wind is still here with us in Dubai.

With this strong wind, we have now clear view.
Also the temperature has dropped dramatically .
one week back the temperature was around 35 deg C. Now we see 18 - 20 deg C evening time.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Rehlatna - Ruben Sanchez

Today is Monday, Here I have a post for Monday Murals. Two details from Rehlatna (World's longest graffiti scroll)

I took this picture from one of observatory deck of Rehlatna. You can see two layers here.
If you want to see how it looks like this, you can check my previous post from here.

The artist of the above part is Ruben Sanchez. He finished another work in JLT. I will post that one later as well. Sorry but i do not know the owner of below part.

Sunday, 22 February 2015

waiting for the clear sky

I guess worst part of the sand storm has been past.
Today still the sky is not clear, dark and bit dusty. maybe there will be rain and afterwards we will have clear sky. or I hope :)

posted for weekend reflection. 

Saturday, 21 February 2015

playing golf with sand storm...

Still we have sand storm here in Dubai.
 Most probably the weather will not be cleared next couple of days.
These golfers are still playing despite the bad weather.
I saw many people who is wearing mask while walking outside,
The wind is strong, sand is everywhere.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Sand storm

From the picture it is not easy to understand the wind and strength of the storm.
looks like the weekend will be dusty and windy.. :(

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Who wants Ice cream?

The vendor was so shy, he only let me take the picture without him.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Monocyle in Dubai

taken at the Beach - JBR.

Recently I started to see these kind of security people around the city. It started at airport couple of years ago, than the Dubai Mall and on the street.

Besides security people, I saw couple of people in the working on their way to the office with mono wheel gadgets.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Above the clouds

At the beginning of 2015 I was hoping to post everyday, without any miss.
Unfortunately last week I couldn't.

I received sad news on 8th of Feb from my family. I wanted to leave immediately back to Turkey. We lost My dear grandmother. :-(
Yesterday I returned to Dubai. Hoping that I can continue my daily posts from Dubai.
I took this on the plane with my mobile when I was leaving from Dubai.

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Retro Feast..

A cafe at JBR - the Beach.

I am not sure when it has opened. I am not going this area often since the traffic became a problem at that area.

The decoration of the cafe is totally British. Even you can see the Tube underground sign at the top also as a part of decoration.

Friday, 6 February 2015

classical view from JBR

Very Classical view from one of buildings at JBR. They have sand colour and very narrow windows a lot of square. Their location is great just a few minutes from the beach. a lot of restaurants cafes nearby.
posted for skywatch Friday.

Thursday, 5 February 2015

city decorations

There are many different reasons in Dubai to decorate streets with temporary sculptures or lightening .. this is one of them. at night you will see the dress in light. decorated for the Dubai Shopping Festival which is just finished beginning of Feb.

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

goodbye boredom

I took this picture last weekend at the Kite Festival.
This is advertisement truck of Lipton.
I am not sure how it will help to say Goodbye boredom but it is definitely takes attention.  

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

ready to fly ?

Last weekend, there was Dubai International Kite Festival here at sunset beach.
the shows from different teams were amazing, also these huge kites too.

Many people were trying to take pictures, selfies with their favourite kites or just brought their small kites. Enjoying the weather.

You can spot Burj Al Arab far behind.

Monday, 2 February 2015


Another detail from World's longest graffiti scroll.

In this detail, I can not say much about what it is saying because I can not read Arabic. the Arabic alphabet is very graphical, with the art of calligraphy it became more.. :)

Please visit other mural arts from here.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

What would I miss?

If I have to leave from Dubai for good, most probably I would miss this..
early mornings at the beach when it is winter :) It is calm, silent, refreshing.

posted for the theme day of Friday. What would I miss?