Beached

At this time of year In Abu Dhabi, it’s way too hot to spend much time on the beach or in the water, so these colourful pedalos find themselves beached for the duration.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Anything Bicycles or Tricycles

Welcome shade

Most benches in Abu Dhabi tend to come with an accompanying shelter to provide some shade – essential when the sun beats down all day and air temperatures routinely exceed 40 degrees.

These benches are on Yas Island and, it must be said, are rather less interesting than the sinuous curves of the structure that shades them (not entirely successfully).

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Benches

Oryx

A safe home in the Sir Bani Yas game reserve, Abu Dhabi.

Posted in response to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: All About Nature

Monday Window: Sir Bani Yas

This is part of the Royal Villa at the eponymous hotel on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Best upgrade we ever had….

Monday Window 18 May 2020

A long head on a long neck

Cee’s theme for her Black & White Challenge this week is something long.

Well, a giraffe came to mind – such as this one in the Game Reserve on Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Something long

Someone to look up to

The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (ADIA) on The Corniche is a landmark in Abu Dhabi.

It’s also where I toiled (figuratively speaking) for the last ten years of my working life, the final part of which was spent in an office on the inner side of the left hand tower, somewhere near the bottom of this image. It was on the 23rd floor, so from ground level you’d certainly have to look upwards.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: point your camera upwards

Into the infinite

This colonnade of marble columns at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi seems to go on forever.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Vanishing Point

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

After last week’s theme of ‘Rest’ it was only logical that this time Frank would be seeking some ‘Action’ images for his Tuesday Photo Challenge.

This is the display team of the Air Force of the United Arab Emirates in action over Abu Dhabi, as part of the country’s National Day celebrations.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Action

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Not all forms of public transport are stressful, commuting nightmares. This is the catamaran which ferries guests from the mainland to Sir Bani Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Public Transport

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective

At the turn of a decade, Frank has chosen the theme of ‘Retrospective’ for his challenge this week.

Ten years ago, we were living in Abu Dhabi and our daughter and her family – including our then two years old twin grandsons – were memorably with us for the Christmas holiday. One day we took them to the water park in the Corniche gardens, where they had great fun getting soaking wet.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Retrospective