Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roundabout Series: Jabal Roundabout

Jabal R/A is one of the several combination of roundabouts and overpasses here in Al Ain City. It is located at Al Mutaredh District and Al Muwaiji Districts, a stone throw away from my place, that's why I was wondering why it took me so long to feature this roundabout. Perhaps I just wanted to feature first those ones that I don't get to see everyday :)). 

It was in March, about a week before my annual vacation when I asked hubby to drive around the city and take me to the places with roundabouts. We were planning to go north of Al Jimi to explore the places with big mosques and garden roundabouts when I asked him to stopped by at Al Muwaiji so that I can take some photos of Jabal R/A. At this roundabout, the Abu Dhabi Road runs under the roundabout. It is approximately 139 kms from central Abu Dhabi and about 500 meters away from the Sheikh Zayed Roundabout, which is the kilometer 0 of Al Ain. As I've mentioned in some of my posts(and I will use it again today hahaha!), jabal is the Arabic word for mountain, so as you can see, this roundabout has a rugged mountain theme. It was in the second quarter of year 2007 when some of the trees were uprooted, plants and flowers were deracinated and the waterfalls were not flowing anymore. 


fake/plastic bermuda grass at the roundabout itself



Care to share what is your idea about these stuff? Am still trying to figure out what are these for.


I like those mosaics patterned to rugged mountain

ADNOC gas station, about few meters away from Jabal R/A

These ones were real bermuda grass and real flowers. During summer, these flowers will be all gone and will be replaced with flowers that are able to thrive in a hot weather condition. 

This is how it looks like above the underpass. You can click the images to enlarge.
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7 comments:

  1. Your photos give us a sense of what it's like to drive through the city! I love, love how the bridge beams are on both sides of your blog frame! Brilliant!

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  2. What a delightful drive through your city, Misalyn! Your photos are superb as always! I hope you're having a great week so far! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  3. wow, beautiful fotos missy! ^0^
    al ain is definitely a clean and green place.

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  4. yes i would imagine the challenges of gardening in the middle east unless of course one plants the natives that thrive in desert conditions.

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  5. nice place,nice photos...soon i will be there haha!

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  6. beautiful photos, bravo for your blog

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  7. its a pump for the waterfall.

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