A curious one

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A curious seagull over Dubai Creek.

“Your whole body… is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body, too…” Jonathan Livingston a Seagull

 

Symphony over the sand

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A beautiful sunset in Dubai Desert creating a symphoney of golden light over the beautiful desert sand.

“When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the creator” – Mahatma Gandhi

 

Dhow Harbour

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There’s something fascinating about sitting by the harbourside watching the beautiful dhows (traditional wooden cargo boats in this region) slip off to sea. Diera Dhow Harbour in Dubai is one one of the oldest port in this region. History of Dubai can be traced  back here.

 

 

 

 

Yesterday and Tomorrow

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“Yesterday and tomorrow cross and mix on the skyline. The two are lost in a purple haze. One forgets, one waits.”
Carl Sandburg

 

Stairway to Heaven

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Stairway to Heven, a popular trekking track in Ras al-Khaimah on a fine morning.

A street

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Roaming through the a narrow alley in Diera on humid early morning in August.

There are things hidden for all the world until photographed. Craig Coverdale

Spice Souk

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If you want to get away from the glitz and glamour of Dubai and want to have a taste of tradition, the place for you to head down will be the ‘Spice Souk’ in Al Ras, Diera. The souk whose history trace back to the trading history of Dubai is statergically located close to the Persian gulf, and has exotic spices from across the Middle East.

Early morning golden sun-ray play hide and seek through the wooden column  and thached  roof of the souk. I was there on a hot humid summer morning to capture this morning light sneaking into the narrow corridors, laying a welcome mat for the curious visitors.

“Light cannot enter a dark room without illumining it.” Matshona Dhliwayo