The Dubai Marina at its Northern End

A view of the Dubai Marina from the outlet towards the Palm Jumeirah and the Arabian Gulf beyond. Immaculately clean, unbelievably pristine and planned down to the minutest detail with not a brick out of place, the Dubai Marina is the “poshest” part of Dubai and among the poshest of the world. It is an artificial waterway of blue, aquamarine and topaz waters, where rich people from around the world park their yachts (you can also hire yachts) surrounded by skyscrapers offering uber-luxury housing and office spaces, with very exclusive restaurants and shopping areas. You will wonder if all that what you see is real. The two towers on the left are Al Murjan and Al Mesk.

The Dubai Metro Train on SZR near the Financial Center

The Dubai Metro’s train number 5051 running service on the Red Line along the financial district, the showcase part of Sheikh Zayed Road, taken just before the Financial Center Metro station. All the myriad skyscrapers lining the road cast permanent shadows on the road and the elevated tracks. The station seen in the background is Emirates Towers. The slanting rays of the sun seem the buildings and structures to be made of Gold, which is what Dubai is. The guy standing in the front of the train is not the driver, Dubai Metro trains are driverless and fully automated.

Dubai’s Surreal Financial District Skyline on Sheikh Zayed Road

Glittering office towers line the famous eight-lane Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, making up its new and famous financial district. The location is just past the Emirates Towers. The road passes through all of “new” Dubai which was built up post-2000. Skyscrapers line the road for kilometers and kilometers along the road. The metro rail track can be seen on the left. The picture has been edited to give it a surreal effect and artwork poster-like quality. The picture might look a bit blurred, so click on it to view in full-HD quality 🙂

Dubai’s Magnificent Burj Al Arab Hotel at Night

The Burj Al Arab hotel stands tall into the sky ay night, as viewed from Dubai’s Jumeirah public beach. Illuminated throughout the night by different color schemes, the show starts at sundown with the top spire illuminated by red and the building’s “sailboat” body in yellow or gold. The light at the right side is the 360 restaurant, the king of all posh restaurants along the Jumeirah shoreline. The Burj al Arab, often billed as the world’s only “7 Star hotel” and the world’s most expensive hotel is one of the icons of Dubai and a tribute to what a Ruler’s vision can achieve. The picture also captures the famous Gulf summer haze extending across the Arabian Gulf, even at night.