Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Roundabout Series: Al Diwan Roundabout

Al Diwan Roundabout  is located in Al Ain-Abu Dhabi Road, a combination of roundabout and an overpass next to the Diwan, the Ruler's representative office. This roundabout is one of the busiest  roads by daytime especially during weekdays ( Sunday to Thursday is the weekdays here in UAE).

The upper level has two fountains

and a step fountain down to the road level

There are date palm trees in both levels


Entry post for Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy and Outdoor Wednesday hosted by Susan.

Word of the day: shara' is the arabic word for road. Salaam to all!

25 comments:

  1. Salaam Misalyn! Do you use dates in your cooking or baking? The palm date trees are exotic looking!

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  2. Marvelous post and gorgeous photos, Misalyn! What a lovely place! And the trees are indeed exotic looking! Hope your week is going well! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. Beautiful design and lighting of the fountains. I also like the railing of the bridge. Great post!

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  4. Looks magical and enchanting. Hope your week is going very well, Misalyn.

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  5. Looks like a fairy land!

    Salamat & Aloha, Friend!


    Comfort Spiral

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  6. The water and light elements add beauty to this structure. Great architectural design.

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  7. What beautiful photos and post, Misalyn. What a beautiful, clean city you portray. The fountains are so pretty and lit up. *Sigh* I'm off to have another look...Thanks for visiting my post today - if you're ever in South Africa, a hike up these mountains is a wonderful experience. Bless you for such a beautiful post - the music is great too...

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  8. Beautiful photos! The lighting and fountains are so lovely, as are the palms! Beautiful!

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  9. Gorgeous photos Misalyn, I love the fountains.

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  10. It all looks as exotic as I expected it to be.

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  11. Misalyn your photos ar jus wonderful. The lighting is wonderful and the fountain and date palm trees are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your outdoor world.

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  12. all your photos are beautiful Misalyn, it must be wonderful walking on the raod there,

    the date trees remind again of Egypt, and i even ate some :) tasted good

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  13. Wow, that's a very pretty roundabout!

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  14. It was a lovely night through your eyes.

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  15. Beautiful photographs!

    Snow no More for Outdoor Wednesday.

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  16. Very nice pictures. You mentioned one time that you were concerned about the water use in excess. Where do they get the water?

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  17. Thanks for taking us there sis, ang ganda naman.

    My Outdoor shots

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  18. What lovely photos! It was wonderful to see the night through your eyes.

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  19. sarap naman mamasyal dyan.. Ang ganda!

    dates.. hmmm sarap nyan...

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  20. How beautiful to see, so large and wide, and most of all, to taken care of - what a huge contrast to Athens.
    Please have a nice Thursday.
    p.s.: indeed wonderful photography.

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  21. Hello blogging friends and visitors. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for commenting.

    To answer some questions:

    @ Leif Hagen,Yes,it is perfect for baking. I tried it once. It makes the cake sweeter but it should not be a replacement for sugar.

    @Lucy,

    I also wonder where they get the water. Wandering around the city, I noticed that it has lots of spring, that most probably the reason why it is called Spring City.

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  22. what was the time when you took these photos? i hope you were not walking by yourself--di ba delikado yon?:p

    i think they're also using recycled water--like we use here for fountains.

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  23. Hi Luna.I took these shots last Tuesday night, around 09:45 P.M., accompanied by my hubby.

    Alam mo pakiramdam ko mas safe maglakad dito kahit madaling araw na kumpara sa Pinas.

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