Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa is certainly easy on the well-shaded eye. All who come to be near its looming construction become dazzled by its proportions…then become dizzy from all that reflecting glass and beaming sunrays. In the searing sunshine of a Dubai summer, sunglasses and sun protection factor are necessary lest the endless squinting develop into (gasp!) wrinkles around those peepers. Its inevitable, really: scorched skin; the odd furrow.

But have your eyes rested upon the dewy softness of a local Emerati’s cheeks?

Burj Khalifa, Dubai: NIKON D3000 f/10; Exposure 1/500sec; ISO-100

Burj Khalifa, Dubai: NIKON D3000 f/10; Exposure 1/500sec; ISO-100

The well-covered local community know a thing or three about maintaining a line-free complexion. Shielding the flesh from twelve months of relentless sunburn has been part of life in the Gulf since records exist, and is now refined with their wearing of traditional garments made of protective but lightweight fabric designed to defend against the elements: the male’s white kandora and the female’s black abaya.

Whether reflected from the Arabian waters, the yellow desert sands or a cityscape made entirely of stainless steel and glass, the Dubai sun burns. Like this local Emerati couple depicted in the art installations here, come rest your eyes upon this city, but do so with covered shoulders and knees. Your skin will thank you for it.

Burj Khalifa and Surrounds: NIKON D3000 f/4.5; Exposure 1/1000sec; ISO-100

Burj Khalifa and Surrounds: NIKON D3000 f/4.5; Exposure 1/1000sec; ISO-100

 

About Alice

I run, I jump, I sing, I dance. Whether climbing trees, walls or stairs I do it at a clip. When out, my date is always Trusty Nikon (who never lets me down in the attire stakes; so smart in his black, with a pop of red!). Where does it lead, this love affair of mine? Well, its lead me to Dubai, via the matrimonial aisle, thanks to a gorgeous husband who whisked me from Coogee beach, Sydney into the Arabian Peninsula - to my new home, Dubai. I am a freelance writer and photographer and my wish is to snap away, to scribe and to share it all with you. Enjoy.
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1 Response to Burj Khalifa

  1. Hey, thanks for sharing I always look forward to reading your posts one of the few blogs I still follow home decorated

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