Friday, September 3, 2010

Skywatching at Al Ain Desert

Few days ago, a friend of mine told me that the sand dunes along Al Dahmaa District, on the way to Al Ain International Airport is beautiful and watching the sun sink deep into the horizon while sitting on the fine sand dunes will be an enthralling experience for a photoblogger like me. She knew that I really love watching sunsets.

Yesterday afternoon, I asked hubby if he can drive me along Al Dahmaa District, luckily he said yes even if his right leg was painful (because of ligament injury) and it was a bit difficult for him to drive. Since hubby couldn't walk without the use of his cane, I asked my eldest son Joel to come along so that there will be somebody to carry my gadgets :). Looking at Joel's face, I saw that he didn't like the idea but I told him that nobody will accompany me going up to the sand dunes. I used my mommy charms to convince him ;) so off we went.

Al Dahmaa District is just a 20-minute drive from Al Mutaredh District, our place. It was like playing hide and seek when we were looking for the road up to the sand dunes until we finally found the way....just in time before the sun finally bid goodbye. Here are some of our photos, taken at around 06:45PM to 07:00 PM.

before we left, I left a trail......Misalyn was there:)
bye-bye sun...see you again next time :)
a drive-by shot on the way to Al Dahmaa Roundabout (will post about it anytime next week)

Am linking this post to Skywatch Friday and Looking at the Sky on Friday. Join us and enjoy looking at the amazing skies all over the world.

Word(s) of the day: sa'a sahba'a is the Arabic word for seven o'clock. Salaam!


  1. What a place! And really stunning pictures! Your friend really knew what he was talking about:)

  2. What a lovely series of images you are treating us to. Very unique.

  3. What a fabulous series of photos....well done.
    I too have been to this fascinating place and have got a neat collection of pictures of it. If interested, my post is titled: A Day at the Dunes. Do let me know if you wish me to send the link,

  4. These are each so very incredible, just a warmth to each of them. Have a wonderful weekend. Mary

  5. Gorgeous captures, Misalyn! There is indeed a warmth about them that you can almost feel as you look at them! Wonderful series for the day! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Happy SWF!


  6. Oh WoW! You are so cool

    Warm Aloha from Waikiki

    Comfort Spiral

  7. What a spectacular place. You took some wonderful photographs. I enjoyed this sequence very much.

  8. what a fabulously exotic sky watch posting. i love love it.

    hope your hubby will get better and feel better soon.

    aka Ewok

  9. Hi Lyn! My friend told me before that one of the best place to take sunset shot is in the desert. Now I know it is true. You really did took an awesome sunset shot there.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  10. Lucky you! Perfect timing pagdating ninyo.

    Just a shout out from one sunset lover to another :)

    Miss N of

  11. Beautiful captures sis,natawa k0 sa m0mmy charms namiss k0 nanay k0 pag inuutusan ak0 ang grabe ng pacute hahaha!

  12. breathtaking photos! the pastel-colored sky is simply beautiful!

  13. some place I wish to see one day.. beautiful Misalyn....

    Hope you can drop by
    My SKYWATCH here

  14. I could see your son's smiles, and without disappointment to see the nature's glow!

    Sunset at its best!

  15. Please thank your husband and son for us. If they didn't agree, we wouldn't have seen this absolutely gorgeous desert sunset. This is exactly what I have in mind whenever I hear of phrase "painted desert." Beautiful!

  16. Beautiful SkyWatch photos

    Happy SWF! Have a nice weekend,

    Regards, Bram

    My SkyWatch on WordPress

    Seen on Sky Watch Friday

  17. AWESOME photos!!! SO many great ones! I love what the desert seems to do to the coloring of the sun, and just makes everything warm, and tranquill feeling! Nice work

  18. Well now, those gorgeous shots brought a big smile to my face.
    The soft glowing colors are stunning, Misalyn.

  19. Oh my! Those are beautiful photos!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us. It looks like you all had a great time. :)

    Happy Friday!!
    Tisha, Looking @ The Sky on Friday

  20. What a joy to see such beauty. Probably due to it being done "all together". Love picture 15 most. Please have you all a wonderful start into the weekend.

    daily athens

  21. The wave of the setting sun.
    The wave of the desert.

    Both are beautiful.

    From Japan.
    Thank you.

  22. This is a stunning set of photographs! I am a fan of sunsets and of deserts..combining both as you've done here is breathtaking. Thank you so much for sharing...


  23. Fantastic photos, looks like another world, so beautiful!

  24. grabe missy! the most romantic, scenic, peaceful, serene sunset i've ever seen all rolled into one! ^0^
    cute poses! tee hee!
    wait! my fave was the Misalyn writing.
    wonder if it's still there though... ^0^

  25. Love that desert, Misalyn and those photos are really stunning!!!!It's really hard to pick my favourite.



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