Sunday, May 22, 2011

While waiting for the sunset

It's summer time once again here in the sandpit. Since there are no beaches here in Al Ain, residents tend to go to Dubai or Abu Dhabi to beat the heat of the sun. Well of course, aside from malling and staying indoors with A/C on almost 24/7. 

For me, summer is just perfect to snap sunsets at Jumeirah Open Beach, one of the popular destinations during the weekends just to have a brief respite from the hot and dry weather. It is almost 130 km from Al Ain Town Center. While waiting for the sunset, I tend to watch the people around me.

How about a Chinese reporter covering a story about the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach..

and Korean kids enjoying the warmth of the sand

while these handsome guys and pretty ladies are paddling at the warm sea water

and tourists busy taking pictures of the Burj Al Arab

this one is for Scenic Sunday
And finally, when the sun is setting deep into the horizon, I will focus the shutter with interesting subjects just like this couple holding holds while walking. Oh! I can't help but smile and suddenly I am on a romantic mood.

Word of the day: nafarat is the Arabic word for people. Salaam!


  1. lovely shots and the description

  2. Some people never notice what is going on around them. You got some interesting shots and a beautiful one of the sunset.

  3. Again nice article and pictures. I am considering to go to Dubai in November. What would you recommend me. Is the food good in Dubai.

  4. i haven't been to any beach since...
    i miss the water and sunburn. haha. ^0^
    the last bit was editorial. just love it. ^-^

  5. Nice shots! And there actually is something called 'malling'! Let's mall! We malled a lot in Bahrain and other places, but never heard anyone saying 'malling'. But yeah, that's what it is: malling!

  6. @Filip,

    The best time to visit Dubai is during winter time( From December to March). There are a lot of hotels that caters tourists. It all depends on your budget. If you love beaches, It would be probably nice to stay at Jumeirah Hotel. I guess you wouldn't have any problem with the food while you stay in Dubai. There are lots of restos that caters wide array of cuisine.


    You made me smile :) But yeah, there is a word "malling". Actually, I was a bit hesitant to use that word when I was writing this post until I found this on the web:

    it says: malling is the act or instance of shopping or spending time at a shopping mall.

    thank you for dropping by and for taking time to comment.

  7. you have fine captures of everyday living in this desert paradise. i especially love the last image.


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