A close up photo of one of the many magnificent chandeliers adorning the ceilings of the Sheikh Zayed grand mosque at Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This Chandelier brings out the contrast between the architecture of the strictly Islamic ways of the mosque building with that of the decorations itself.
The Village is a part of the enormous sprawling Dubai Mall, located on its ground floor, consisting of a wide, straight pathway flanked by designer stores on both sides. And a thousand colorful umbrellas are suspended from above to form the ceiling of the pathway, creating a mesmerizing cowl of color! Here are some of those umbrellas. Being an open area, this is the perfect place to head to do when you are tired of walking around in AC to do some window-shopping in open air.
Dubai’s majestic Neoplan Multi-Axle Double Decker bus as seen at the Al Jubail bus terminus in Sharjah. These buses built by MAN’s Neoplan on the Neoplan Centroliner platform are the mainstay of Dubai’s public transport bus system owned and operated by Dubai government’s Road Transport Authority (RTA). These buses are incredibly comfortable and can seat 51 on its upper deck and 29 on its lower deck and can accommodate 200 in all including standing passengers! The bus is very tall at 4.5 meters which gives the upper deck great headroom. The stance and structure of these incredible vehicles are breath-taking! The Al Jubail bus station is the terminal for Dubai buses to Sharjah. These Double Deckers a and are used to operate 7 routes between Sharjah and various destinations in Dubai at a frequency of 5 to 15 minutes. To know details about Sharjah – Dubai buses like timings, routes and frequencies, you can check RTA’s Wojhati route planning website or Google Maps.
Dubai’s famed skyscrapers stand tall as the skyline of Dubai’s most prolific part of its financial district, Downtown Dubai, an area of very upscale hotels and office buildings, centered around the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. This photo of Dubai in its myriad colors was taken from the Dubai Fountain viewing area of the Dubai Mall, across the manmade lake that surrounds the Burj Khalifa, the shallow water of which reflects the colors of the lights of the towers. Great view! If the photo looks oversaturated, that was purposeful, it looks striking on LCD HD screens.