DUBAI + ABU DHABI

 

— DAY 1 : DUBAI

We arrive in this very big city, that actually looks like the Desert version of NYC, and wow, skyscrapers are amazing, so geometrical and this special design looks so aesthetic on picture. It’s around 1pm and already 24 degrees. Such an Occidental look on the outside, but the insides are so much from Oriental designs. I loved those insides, might be because of my roots? but also because it’s objectively delicate and fine. Like a tiny but very detailed jewel.

 

We walked a lot in the city, and then went to our first visit, to the ‘Biggest Aquarium In the World’…. wait what? That was such a lie! A tourist trap!

The full aquarium tour lasts…10 mins? and it’s 20-25 mins away from the city center.

Anyway, I did good pics, I saw jellyfishes, cool colors, cool moods…did worth it at the end. I always liked aquariums (did a lot in Thaïland) because of the colors, the lightings, the overall settings of the inside. Am I the only one who observe people more than fishes? It makes such good pics when you’re focusing on people themselves focusing on something else. I’ve always been passionate about taking people from the back (no joke intended.)

 

Out of the Aquarium, it’s like 6pm. On our way home we were lucky enough to get this amazing sunset. So windy though!

 
11.jpg

— NEXT DAY: SEA DAY

Between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, we had a cruise ship to, obviously, tan but mainly to change location. Thus I had a bit of time to shot some selfies with outfits I had on board. The ship which was very 90s. I felt like being on the Titanic (where were you, Leo?).

 
16.jpg

— DAY 3 : ABU DHABI

     

As we did not have a lot of time, it was quite conventional to go see the largest Mosquee in the United Arab Emirates. Constructed from 1996 to 2007, the complex measures approximately 290 m (960 ft) by 420 m (1,380 ft), covering an area of more than 12 hectares (30 acres), exclusive of exterior landscaping and vehicle parking.

During Eid it may be visited by more than 41,000 people.

After several check-ups, we enter into the Cheikh Zayed Mosquee جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير‎‎ . Oh My God.

That was the most beautiful, pure, giant, dreamy, elegant thing I’ve never ever seen in my entire life. Seems like I won’t find enough valuable words for this and pictures speak louder than words anyways.

 
6.jpg

جامع الشيخ زايد الكبير

entering....

 

THE END

all photos taken by me with iPhone 6s+ © Emmanuelle Sits

travelEmma SitsComment