FOWChallenge-Edge

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Looking over the edge of the Burj Khalifa’s

148th floor Observation decknearly 2,000 feet (1821 feet to be precise)

above Dubai city…

…and the buildings below appear to be miniatures.

The Burj Khalifa also stands next to the Dubai Fountain…

 

…where from the edge of the pool we watched…

…the fountain perform to

It’s Time To Say Goodbye‘.

Sadly, for us, it was time to

say Goodbye to Dubai.

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Fandango’s One Word Challenge:  Edge

Weekly Photo Challenge-Out-Of-This-World

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Out-Of-This-World

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The primary reason for

visiting Dubai was…to have High Tea in the Burj Al Arab’s

Sky Bar

I had seen photos of the Jumeriah hotel

as we sourced accommodation whilst in Dubai.

However the Burj Khalifa and its views…

had escaped my attention.

 We certainly did not expect these views…

during our…

Dubai Creek Cruise.

 We could have seen these four lights…

in many cities throughout the world.

However, they are to be found in Dubai.

A city  grown out of the desert and which has

provided air-conditioned walkways between

railway stations…

 

and shopping malls.

We had about a ten minute rail journey

between shopping and hotel.

 The only October heat we felt was during the

two minute walk between

Railway station and hotel.

 Natural sunlight was incorporated

into some buildings.

And all these modern conveniences only about

a half hour drive from this,

the sandiest desert I have ever seen.

Covering 900,000 square miles

the Arabian Desert is the fourth largest desert

in the world and the second largest HOT desert,

behind the Sarah Desert.

 On our final day in Dubai, we waited until the

clock rose to the hour and watched in awe as the

Dubai Mall Fountain danced in time to

‘Time to say Goodbye’…

a rather apt choice of music as we were saying

goodbye to welcoming Dubai.

At least for this visit. 

We certainly felt like we were in another

world during our Dubai visit.

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Cee-BW-Challenge-Lines-Angles

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Cee’s

Black and White Challenge:

Lines & Angles

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Lines and angles provided from Dubai’s…

Burj Khalifa…

decor…

and surrounds.

Curved lines over straight lines.

Burj Khalifa or…

 Dubai Mall ceiling.

Finally two heavily darkened shots of

Dubai Mall Fountain.

 This was the 1 PM performance…we should have

gone to an evening performance.

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Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Lines-and-Angles

Black-&-White-Banner

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A-Photo-a-Week-Challenge-At-The-Edge

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Standing at the edge of the Dubai Mall Fountain…

the surrounding buildings look rather tall.

 

However, one’s perspective tends to change

when the Fountain is viewed…

 

from the edge of the viewing platform

on the 148th floor of the

Burj Khalifa Tower next door.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: At-The-Edge

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