Thursday, May 26, 2011

Past, present, future

A bridge at Al Sarooj district with portraits of the past (His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan), present (His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan) and future (the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan) rulers of Abu Dhabi. 

Apologies for the quality of the photo. Yesterday's sky was gray and this is a drive-by shot through the car's windshield .   

Word (s) of the day:
al haadhr is the Arabic term for the present 
al madhi is the Arabic term for the past 
al mustaqbil is the Arabic term for the future

Have a nice day fellow photobloggers!! Salaam!!


  1. That's a beautiful view of the bridge.

  2. haha, a lot of highness ah! ^0^

  3. i have a question. do the royalties in arab world figure head just like the ones in britain? or do they rule and preside over the country?

  4. @Maria (Photo cache),
    They rule and preside over the country. In fact, HH Sheikh Khalifa is the current President of the United Arab Emirates but every emirate (there are 7 emirates of UAE) has its own ruler, for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, HH Sheikh Khalifa is the current ruler aside from being the President of the UAE. For Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is the current ruler and at the same time he is the Vice President of the UAE. The government of UAE is an absolute monarchy, the transmission of power can be hereditary or marital. UAE is a federation of 7 emirates. I can be wrong but this is what I have understand during our orientation before I started working here in Al Ain.

  5. i wouldn't have noticed this was shot through the car's windshield:) thank you for sharing your world with us,


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