Saturday, December 3, 2011

Illumination Show at Jahili Fort

I've been wanting to revisit Al Jahili Fort for quite awhile. I would like to wait for the sundown and marvel at the beauty of the sun setting below the horizon--a perfect background for the majestic beauty of Jahili Fort. As much as I would like to go out late in the afternoon to catch the sunset, my schedule is just too tight that I couldn't get out not until seven in the evening.

Last night, I've learned from Amro of Someone in Al Ain (via twitter) that Jahili Fort is hosting an illumination show. With all honesty, I had no idea what was the show all about. I was thinking of something different---like people performing on the stage while illuminated lights are on to add an effect. I wasn't even excited to go out since JM and Joel were not interested to accompany their mama. Luckily, hubby came all the way from Ruwais, Abu Dhabi. Viola! I had an instant companion and somebody to hold my clicking gadgets. At 08:00 PM, off we went to Jahili Fort. I was so surprised to see the spectacular display of montage and light technology. I couldn't help but clap my hands while saying "This is absolutely amazing!"

Without further ado, I took my camera out of the bag, mounted it on the tripod and started clicking. Here are some of the photos that I have taken during the 7-minute display of imagery that portrays the country's development. By the way, the show was organized by Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage as part of the UAE's 40th National Day celebrations. It will run through until today, from 06:30 to 11:30 PM.
I know that my photos* couldn't give justice to illustrate on how spectacular the show was, but just the same, I'd like to share it with you. I have taken a video but I have no idea how to process and download it. I'll ask hubby to do it for me and I'll share it with you once it's done.

Have a wonderful weekend dear readers! Salaam!
*Low resolution copies only--I've seen lots of my photos circulating in the net and posted on several sites without my consent. Too bad that are lots of photo thieves these days.


  1. these are beautiful set of photos Misalyn, i love the illumination, and it must really be very spectacular to watch.

  2. Very nicely done, both the show and the photos!

  3. Very, very cool! It must have been a lot of fun to watch and photograph! Nice job, Misalyn!


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