The beauty of Dates
I am always fascinated by Date Palm trees and Dates in them. The beauty of joy of watching them is to be experienced. If not yet done, next time when you go for a walk, please do. Watch the leaves and fruits swinging in the gentle breeze. You will feel as if they are talking to you.
Photo Speaks: Three landmarks in one Frame
Corniche Hospital, the premier Women’s and Newborn Hospital in Abu Dhabi has delivered over 250,000 babies. The hospital first opened in 1977 and moved to the present site that it has occupied since 1984.
The Flower Clock on Salam Street in the UAE capital, a gift from the city of Geneva, was officially inaugurated on April 30, 2002
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort, opened in December 1979.
Try it out – Weekend for #cycling #InAbuDhabi
#ExploreAbuDhabi with #ClicksandWrites and #PassionatePhotographers
Photo Speaks: Year of Tolerance.
Summer is getting better, brighter and hotter. One way to win over it is to get used to it as much as one can. Like other activities, cycling is one of my passion and it is the best way I find to get acclimatised to the change of weather. Either in the morning or in the evening, through the dedicated cycling tracks #InAbuDhabi city, it is more than fun to ride a bicycle at a leisurely pace. As a #PassionatePhotographer, you get to see the city from various different angles that you normally don’t notice if in a car or any other mode of transport. My route today was through the Abu Dhabi Municipality. The special sign boards or “Year of Tolerance” are prominently displayed there from the day it was was launched. Seeing it, my thought process argued with me, how many times, I had to really practice my Tolerance skills this year?!
I am sure, reading this small note, each one of you will ponder about.
I wish to hear your experiences on this key topic.
Footnote to my post of today – Too much of computer and mobile and absolutely no writing by hand!. I found that my handwriting has become extremely bad!😢! So, decided to have a weekly blog post handwritten and posted as jpeg.
FIA WORLD RALLYCROSS ABU DHABI
Get Your Heart Racing At FIA World Rallycross For The First Time in The Region. Book Today. A Weekend Of Fast-Paced Action On Track With Cars Pushing 0-60Mph In Less Than 2 Seconds! All Day Activities. Live Music. Fast-Paced Action.
5-6 APRIL 2019
Opening of the exhibition – “Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey”
Opening of the exhibition – “Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey” at the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi.
Under the patronage of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, the Delegation of the European Union to the UAE, is organising an exhibition titled ‘Sheikh Zayed and Europe: a Journey’ in celebration of the Year of Zayed.
The exhibition will take place at The Founder’s Memorial Abu Dhabi Corniche, on 25th November until 31st December, 2018 and it is now open to the public.
The exhibition aims to commemorate the legacy and leadership of the founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. It also aims to highlight his local, regional and international accomplishments and his values of tolerance, giving, coexistence, loyalty, patriotism, volunteerism and humanitarian work.
The Founder’s Memorial is a permanent national tribute dedicated to commemorating the life, legacy and values of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founding father of the UAE.
Kathakali festival in Abu Dhabi
2 days of Kathakali festival #InAbuDhabi.
Titled “Kanninakkanandam (feast for eyes)”, Abu Dhabi Kathakali Festival 2017 showcases three plays of the 18th century poet laureate Irayimman Thampi who represents the golden age of Kathakali. Much admired by connoisseurs, his plays Keechakavadham, Uttaraswayamvaram and Dakshayagam continue to enthrall audiences with their music, action, rich emotional quotient, and literary finesse.
Keechakavadam and Uttaraswayamvaram are based on Viradaparvam of Mahabharatha, while Dakshayagam is based on Mahabhagavatham.
Festival opens on October 19th at Kerala Social Centre (KSC) Abu Dhabi with Uttaraswayamvaram.
Keechakavadam will be staged on 20th at India Social and Cultural Centre (ISC Abu Dhabi) in the afternoon followed by Dakshayagam in the evening.
Padmasri Kalamandalam Gopi will reveal another facet of his acting prowess with his Duryodhana in Uttaraswayamvaram and Daksha in Dakshayagam. All the renowned artists , musicians and percussionists forming part of this troupe will add their strength and skills to complete this tauryatrika (triple symphony) experience.
As part of this festival, a Thayambaka by renowned artist Sri. Panamanna Sasi and team will exhilarate the audience with the percussions on October 20th. A musical ensemble titled Carnatic Melodies led by Sri Biju Edappal is also scheduled in the evening.
Do not miss out this event to enjoy as well as understand the traditional art form froms Kerala. Added attraction is the Thayampaka – traditional colour performance on chenda, a popular percussion instrument of Kerala, in which the main player at the centre improvises rhythmically on the beats of half-a-dozen or a few more chenda and ilathalam players around.
A chance to watch international as well as local artists performing. A golden opportunity for Passionate Photographers. Hash tag your clicks with #PassionatePhotographers #TalentShare.
Best photo and photographer will get a special gift (this is a personal initiative to support the event conducted by Anoop Nair and his team).
A chance to live your childhood memories
Abu Dhabi city is witnessing a lot of fitness enthusiasts these days. People are walking and cycling more than they used to do earlier. The recent hike in taxi fares may be one of the reason. The normal cheap taxi fares no more exist. The moment you hop into an Abu Dhabi taxi, the minimum charge applicable is AED 12/-. This has resulted in many taking up cycling as a more convenient option.
What do you do if you cannot afford to a costlier or bigger bicycle? You look at various online sites for secondhand bicycles being sold. Going for the cheaper ones, you end up buying even children bicycles. Modify it a bit and allow and standing stand for your partner to stand at the back, you are ready for your daily trips. This is what you are witnessing these days in the city.
It is hot, but it is enjoyable. Start early before the sun rises. Work late till it cools down. Cycle your way to office and back home. You are perfectly fit.
Of course, there is a big advantage. However, stressed you begin your journey, after a few minutes, you will forget and start enjoying the beauty around or even reliving your past…
Try it out and tell me if I am wrong. Happy and #SafeCycling #InAbuDhabi
Standing Tall – Hamdan Centre Abu Dhabi
Still standing tall and beautiful #hamdancentre#inabudhabi
Cycle your way in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi city beautification programme is getting better and brighter each day. True, it is not fast as you wish or dream, but it is really happening. The streets are being relayed with new tiles and seating areas. Dedicated walking and cycling tracks are getting ready and added. A new addition is the parking racks for cycles on the street. The weather is favorable too. Why not cycle your way and explore the new Abu Dhabi?
Of course, be safe and stay around the dedicated tracks marked for cycling.
Thanks @TheNational for starting a campaign and trend towards healthy cycling in the city. Looking forward to the 2017 edition of @cycletoworkuae . The #cycletoworkuae2016 generated a great momentum for public to take up cycling as one option of convenient transport within the city.
#cycletoworkuae #safecycling #inabudhabi #abudhabi #cycletoworkuae2017
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