Saturday, August 25, 2018

Lotus Temple and India Gate

The Lotus Temple, located in Delhi, India, is a Bahá'í House of Worship notable for its flowerlike shape. Like all Bahá'í Houses of Worship, the Lotus Temple is open to all, regardless of religion or any other qualification.

India Gate is a memorial to 70,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who died in the period 1914–21 in the First World War, in France, Flanders, Mesopotamia, Persia, East Africa, Gallipoli and elsewhere in the Near and the Far East, and the Third Anglo-Afghan War.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Qutb Minar, Delhi, India

The Qutb Minar is the tallest brick minaret in the world and forms a part of the Qutb complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Delhi, India.

The iron pillar of Delhi is famous for the rust-resistant composition of the metals used in its construction. The pillar weighs over 6,000 kg (13,000 lb). A fence was erected around the pillar in 1997 in response to damage caused by visitors. There is a popular tradition that it was considered good luck if one could stand with one's back to the pillar and make one's hands meet behind it. The practice led to significant wear and visible discoloration on the lower portion of the pillar

Monday, August 6, 2018

Camel Safari

Desert camel safari in Dubai and an Emirati dinner at a Bedouin-style camp.

 

Interwoven in Dubai’s cultural fabric, falconry has always been a vital part of desert life, from being used in hunting to evolving into a regal sport.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Jumeirah Beach

In Dubai, Jumeira Beach provides stretches of soft white sand.

The luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel whose shape is designed to resemble the sail of a ship.

Food trucks along the beach with the Burj Khalifa in the distance.

Friday, July 27, 2018

Burj Khalifa

At over 828 metres (2,716.5 feet) and more than 160 stories, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates holds the following records:

  • Tallest building in the world
  • Tallest free-standing structure in the world
  • Highest number of stories in the world
  • Highest occupied floor in the world
  • Highest outdoor observation deck in the world
  • Elevator with the longest travel distance in the world
  • Tallest service elevator in the world

View from the outdoor observation deck overlooking the ever-growing skyline.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Bur Dubai

Crossing the Dubai Creek by abra (water taxi) between Deira and Bur Dubai.

The Dubai Textile Souk (also known as the Old Textile Souk) is a traditional souq (market) of textile products located in Dubai's historic Bur Dubai neighbourhood.

Dubai Spice Souk or the Old Souk is a traditional market in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Spice Souk is located in eastern Dubai, in Deira and is adjacent to the Dubai Gold Souk.

Refreshments