An aerial view of Burj Khalifa enveloped in fog. Photo: Abdulla Aljunaibi
Syed Shayaan Bakht, Staff Reporter
Emirati photographer Abdulla Aljunaibi took breathtaking photos and video of the city of Dubai enveloped in thick fog on Wednesday.
The never-before-seen photos show the emirate’s skyscrapers hidden in fog, making it look surreal.
Aljunaibi wrote on his Twitter account, “Dubai... where the sky embraces a city…”
Aljunaibi, who is based in Abu Dhabi, took the aerial shots of Dubai landmarks.
Aljunaibi allowed Gulf Today to use the photos and videos.
One of Aljunaibi’s photos shows the Burj Khalifa from a unique angle, exhibiting the intricate details of the world’s tallest building.
Another photo shows Sheikh Zayed Raod and the skyscrapers hidden in fog with the street lighting giving it a golden hue.
Aljunaibi also took a timelapse video of Abu Dhabi.
He wrote, “The capital of peace as you have never seen it before: Abu Dhabi.”
Nevertheless, the city of Dubai remains the most preferred destination for any traveller and adventurer. The city always lives up to the expectation of everyone. It has a place for all.
The bursting ambience of the emirate engulfs over 200 nationalities. The city appreciates and celebrates each and every culture.
The Emiratis are hospitable and embrace all cultures.
The expats call the city their second home.
Burj Khalifa has been the subject of many photography sessions and documentaries.
The man-made structure marks national days and share solidarity messages with major events from around the world.
Last week, Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum scaled the Burj Khalifa for the second time.
The Crown Prince of Dubai said, “828 metres of excitement 🧗🏻👀 #burjkhalifa…”
The first time was in Nov.25, 2013.
In October, Emirati adventurer and photographer Ahmad Al Bedwawi took breathtaking photographs of the Burj Khalifa in the middle of the night from the highest peak in Dubai.
Ahmad, a member of the Celestial Exploration Team, spoke to Gulf Today over the phone.
He said, “At an altitude of 1,300 metres on Dubai’s highest peak of Umm Al Nosoor Mountain in Hatta, I captured the Burj Khalifa from a distance of nearly 120km.”
In January, Emirati firefighter Rashid Abdulla Aziz Al Shehhi made full use of his hobby, photography. He took pictures – and a video – of the world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa, standing 100 kilometres away – in another emirate, Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Shehhi reportedly climbed Yanas Mountain in Ras Al Khaimah to get a perfect video of the iconic tower block.
And, why not, the city Dubai has its charm. Lets’ revel in it.
The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) will launch the Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) Science Week during the first week of July, at the Emirates Towers Youth Hub. Science Week is an EMM initiative, the first Arab space exploration mission to an outer planet.
Work from Noura Al Neyadi, Khalid Al Hammadi, Khalid Al Sabt, Liam Clayton, Beno Saradzic, Altamash Javed, Khalil Al-Zadjali and Majed Al Khatheeri will also be shown.
Sultan Al Neyadi will be a backup astronaut for the International Space Station (ISS) mission
The Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation announced that it would provide 112 jobs to citizens in the private sector in partnership with several parties through an opening recruitment day that is going to be held on Tuesday at the Customer Happiness Centre - Tawteen Dubai.
The big winner was from Egypt, Asmaa Al Awani, who won the grand prize, a brand-new BMW car, while 5 shoppers won shopping worth Dhs5,000, 10 winners won Dhs2,500 shopping vouchers, and 10 lucky shoppers won a cash prize worth Dhs1,000 for each.
Cases have fallen steadily in some Indian states hit by an initial surge in infections, such as the richest state of Maharashtra and the capital New Delhi, after they imposed stringent lockdowns. Testing rates also at their lowest since Sunday.
The NCOC late last month announced a new set of restrictions including a blanket ban on tourism and inter-provincial transport in an attempt to contain a further rise in already mounting coronavirus cases under the "Stay Home, Stay Safe” strategy.