The floating mosque of Jeddah is considered to be an essential monument to visit After going along the red sea through Cornish road, you will discover a very particular mosque at Al Shati. Once you arrive you will admire its white colour, and depending on the time you chose to visit, you will also be able to enjoy the Mosque enlightened! Don’t forget to have a close look to the foundation of the Mosque, those pillars are the reason that this Mosque appears to be floating!
Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul
Dubai Fountain, Burj Khalifa is located at the center of the Downtown Dubai. It can shoot 83,000 liters of water at any moment and water jets as high as 240 feet into the air. Illuminated by 6,600 lights and 25 colored projectors, the 900 feet long fountain can be seen from over 20 miles away. The Dubai Fountain performs daily accompanied by a range of classical to contemporary Arabic and world music.
The Lady of Lebanon, a statue of the Virgin Mary, built out of 20 ton bronze built in the 19th century
Martyr Statue Beirut, Downtown
Samir Kassir Statue Uruguay Street, Downtown Beirut Lebanon
Alireza Holding Group, Headquarter
Rush hour, Madina Road Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Sword Roundabout, Tahlia Jeddah
Mayrig Restaurant, Jeddah Saudi Arabia
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King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia is an international, graduate-level research university dedicated to inspiring a new age of scientific achievement.
Amusement Park, Corniche Jeddah Saudi Arabia
The Yas Bridge connecting Yas Island & Abu Dhabi Yas Island is located just off the coast about 20km from Abu Dhabi city center. It has a land area of 2,500 hectares. The island is where the Yas Island Circuit, the host of the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009, is located.
There are seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig (Munich, Germany) situated inside the halls and foyers. The largest (located in the main prayer hall and considered one of the world’s largest in a mosque and is weighing approximately 12 tons. All chandeliers are made from gilded stainless steel and gilded brass (approx. 40kg of 24 carat galvanized gold was used). Glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals were installed in all of them. Text copied from: http://www.szgmc.ae/en/chandeliers
Burj Khalifa was designed to be the centerpiece of a large-scale, mixed-use development that would include 30,000 homes, nine hotels (including The Address Downtown Dubai), 3 hectares (7.4 acres) of parkland, at least 19 residential towers, the Dubai Mall, and the 12-hectare (30-acre) man-made Burj Khalifa Lake.
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Dubai cityscape reflected on water
Set in the heart of ‘new Dubai’, Dubai Marina Yacht Club (DMYC) has rapidly gained a reputation as one of the renowned private yacht clubs of the region, with a purpose built clubhouse forming the centre-piece of four distinctive marinas. Arrayed along the length of a remarkable 3.5km canal, the marinas provide sheltered berthing for over five hundred yachts, in a setting that is simply unrivalled.
is a district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, built along a two mile (3 km) stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline. When the entire development is complete, it will accommodate more than 120,000 people in residential towers and villas. It is located on Interchange 5 between Jebel Ali Port and the area which hosts Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City, and the American University in Dubai. The first phase of this project has been completed. Dubai Marina was inspired by the Concord Pacific Place development along False Creek in Vancouver, BC, Canada. Dubai Marina is also one of the few places in Dubai where people from Western Europe form a majority
Atlantis, The Palm is a resort located on Dubai’s reclaimed artificial island The Palm. It was the first resort to be built on the island and is based on the myth of Atlantis  includes distinct Arabian elements. The resort opened on September 24, 2008 as a joint venture between Kerzner International Holdings Limited and Istithmar
Al Hada Road, Al Taef Saudi Arabia
The Kaaba, also known as the Sacred House and the Ancient House, is a cuboid building in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is one of the most sacred sites in Islam. Al-Masjid al-Haram, the most sacred mosque in Islam, is built around the Kaaba
Riding sculpture of prince eugene in front of the Hofburg palace in vienna
The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district. The amusement park, often simply called "Prater", stands in one corner of the Wiener Prater. One of of many amusement games or rides at the park loved my grown ups & kids is the merry go round / carousel .
The Wiener Prater is a large public park in Vienna's 2nd district. The amusement park, often simply called "Prater", stands in one corner of the Wiener Prater and is famous for the Wiener Riesenrad, yet another wheel is not to be missed at the park: The Koidl Blumen Rad" or translated to English "The Koidl Flower Ferrywheel". The Flower Ferrywheel has been operating since more than 20 years. Kids that are under 1.10 m can ride for free. At night the wheel shows a LED light show.
The Soviet War Memorial in Vienna, more formally known as the Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee (English: Heroes' Monument of the Red Army) is located at Vienna's Schwarzenbergplatz. The semi-circular white marble colonnade partially enclosing a twelve-metre figure of a Red Army Soldier was unveiled in 1945. The Heroes' Monument of the Red Army in Vienna was built to commemorate 17,000 Soviet soldiers who fell in the Battle for Vienna of World War II.
Milky Way Over the Saudi Arabia Desert
Arabian Horse statue located at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Riyadh
The Ritz Carlton Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
At the heart of the capital of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a palatial retreat waiting to be discovered. The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh hotel is a majestic and elegant oasis located within 52 acres of luxuriantly landscaped gardens, abundant water fountains, native palm trees and 600-year-old olive trees. Splendid amenities, including more than six distinctive restaurants and lounges, a lavish spa and unprecedented service, promise an unforgettable getaway.
Modern Jeddah, affectionately known locally as the “Bride of the `Red Sea’, is a metropolitan city with a population of over 3.5 million people. The traditional port of the Hejaz region for over two thousand years, it is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia and a regional centre for tourism placed as it is as the entry point for Makkah. Jameel Square development is located in the premier commercial district in the city at the crossroads where Al Andalus Road, a main north-south artery and the prestigious shopping street Tahlia Street intersect. This places the development within a few minutes easy walk of major banks, corporate headquarters and some of the most exclusive shopping malls in the Kingdom. Offering over 38,000 sqm over twelve floors this Grade A building includes two floors of high-end retail below eight floors of prime office space, capped by a penthouse with a panoramic view of the city. The building has been designed to incorporate the traditional elegance with the comforts, efficiency and IT connectivity that modern technology provides. Quite simply, Jameel square is the finest and most up to date commercial space available in this bustling business city. Complementing the building’s exceptional location and quality is a management team committed to delivering the highest quality of service to Jameel Square’s tenants, making their life as problem freeand pleasant as possible.
There are seven crystal chandeliers made by Faustig (Munich, Germany) situated inside the halls and foyers. The largest (located in the main prayer hall and considered one of the world’s largest in a mosque and is weighing approximately 12 tons. All chandeliers are made from gilded stainless steel and gilded brass (approx. 40kg of 24 carat galvanized gold was used). Glass panels studded with Swarovski crystals were installed in all of them.Text copied from: http://www.szgmc.ae/en/chandeliers
The Barber Shop At Khan Al Khalil, Cairo
Located in the northeast corner of the Court of Ramesses in the Temple of Luxor is the Mosque of Abu'l Haggag. The Sufi sheik spent the last fifty of his ninety years in Luxor. Though Abu'l Haggag died in 1243, the mosque is only 19th century
The Khamsa lit. meaning "five" is nothing but the depiction of an open palm, an image recognized and used as a sign of protection in many societies throughout history, the Khamsa is believed to provide defense against the evil eye. It also represents blessings, power, and strength.Often after a pilgrimage trip and as a celebration of the return of the Hajj or Hajja there’s a big feast, where an animal is slaughtered and the meat is given to the poor. Indeed a act that can be considered barbaric by many. After the slaughtering the hands are dipped in blood & printed on the walls to protect against the evil eye ….
El Max, Fishermen village - Alexandria, Egypt
The Western Desert covers an area of some 700,000 km2, thereby accounting for around two-thirds of Egypt's total land area. This immense desert to the west of the Nile spans the area from the Mediterranean Sea southwards to the Sudanese border. The desert's Jilf al Kabir Plateau, at a mean altitude of some 1000 m, constitutes an exception to the uninterrupted territory of basement rocks covered by layers of horizontally bedded sediments forming a massive plain or low plateau. The Great Sand Sea lies within the desert's plain and extends from the Siwa Oasis to Jilf al Kabir. Escarpments (ridges) and deep depressions (basins) exist in several parts of the Western Desert, and no rivers or streams drain into or out of the area.The government has considered the Western Desert a frontier region and has divided it into two governorates at about the twenty-eighth parallel: Matruh to the north and New Valley (Al Wadi al Jadid) to the south. There are seven important depressions in the Western Desert, and all are considered oases except the largest, Qattara, the water of which is salty. The Qattara Depression, which includes the country's lowest point, encompasses 19,605 square kilometers (7,570 sq mi), which is similar to the size of Lake Ontario. It is largely below sea level and is 133 meters (436 ft) below sea level at the lowest. Badlands, salt marshes, and salt lakes cover the sparsely inhabited Qattara Depression.Limited agricultural production, the presence of some natural resources, and permanent settlements are found in the other six depressions, all of which have fresh water provided by the Nile or by local groundwater. The Siwah Oasis, close to the Libyan border and west of Qattara, is isolated from the rest of Egypt but has sustained life since ancient times. The Siwa's cliff-hung Temple of Amun was renowned for its oracles for more than 1,000 years. Herodotus and Alexander the Great were among the many illustrious people who visited the temple in the pre-Christian era.The other major oases form a topographic chain of basins extending from the Faiyum Oasis (sometimes called the Fayyum Depression) which lies 60 kilometers (37 mi) southwest of Cairo, south to the Bahariya, Farafirah, and Dakhilah oases before reaching the country's largest oasis, Kharijah. A brackish lake, Birket Qarun, at the northern reaches of Al Fayyum Oasis, drained into the Nile in ancient times. For centuries sweetwater artesian wells in the Fayyum Oasis have permitted extensive cultivation in an irrigated area that extends over 1,800 square kilometers.
A Fishing Feluka in Aswan, Egypt
Little boy carrying bread. An all day acrobat performer, that you see on daily basis on Cairo's streets. Subsidized Bread an every day necessity.I consider it very dear to my heart, I participated with this picture in 2 contests:1.) at the 1st Photography Competition organized by the Delegation of the European Commission in Egypt 2008, the theme of the competition was "Egypt: Life In A Picture. It was a winner & was selected out of 30 wining entrances to be published as one of 12 images chosen to be included in the Delegation's calendar 2009.2.) at the Canon Middle East “Celebrating Cultures Competition” in 2008. This time it was a Grand Prize winner.
Houseboats on the Nile are becoming a rarity. A few can still be seen in Zamalek (Cairo) & Kitkat (Giza). What I loved most or what I wanted my lens to catch were the flying colorful sheets.
The Mamluk Lanterns Are one of many artworks produced by Julio Lafuente. Since the mid- seventies Lafuente collaborates with the Italian-French company Sauti which carried streets in the deserts of the ' Saudi Arabia , and are commissioned the " beautification "of the city of Jeddah and the creation of landmarks or monuments.