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Posted on May 17, 2017 in Dubai, Travel |

Fountain and Light Show, Dubai Mall

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Everything about Dubai is artificial. Apart from the sand in the desert areas. Like Las Vegas, everything is man-made and man-centric. That is not to say it’s bad. It is actuaFountain Show at the Burj Al Khalifa lly amazing what they have managed to create out of a desert in such a short space of time. Currently, the Burj Al Khalifa is the tallest building in the world. It literally towers above every other building in the city and is spectacular. It is the centerpiece of the Dubai Mall, a glitzy and expensive shopping mall complete with indoor ice rink, aquarium and more. Every evening, they put on this fountain and light show. It runs every half an hour for just under 5 minutes. The shows alternates between Arab music and Western music. The Western version is set to the theme song of Skyfall, sung by Adele.

Unusual to the picture is the cloud cover. Dubai, at this time of the year, doesn’t get a lot of clouds. In winter (if you can call it winter!) there is early morning fog occasionally. Anyway, it was fun to have the sunset with the clouds to accentuate the beauty of the scenery.

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Piers van der Merwe

Born in Zimbabwe, educated in Cape Town (UCT), now living in Knoxville, USA. I travel a lot for work, to a wide variety of venues that affords me the opportunity for taking interesting and varied photos. Hobbies, other than photography, include cycling and reading.

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