Sunrise Over the Arabian Gulf

2 Mar

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As you might expect, the sun is an intrinsic part of life in Abu Dhabi. Life and lifestyles revolve around it. Before the oil boom the Emirati people were nomadic, travelling to and away from the coast as dictated by the seasons. Now the black gold pays for air-conditioned everything and the city has gone from desert to Flash Gordon (great phrase, Mark, hope you don’t mind me pinching it!) in thirty years.
Being a Brit who has lived on a boat, it’s not surprising that the weather is of unfailing interest to me but watching the sunrise from our corner of a shiny tower has become something of an obsession. I hate to oversleep and miss it. Happily, this close to the equator, the start of the day comes at a very civilised time year round and never seems to be the same.

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Coppery rivers flow to the shore

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At times, when the air is heavy with humidity, the sun’s arrival is barely visible

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At others its blaze can be nothing short of magnificent.

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2 Responses to “Sunrise Over the Arabian Gulf”

  1. vinneve March 4, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    Wow! beautiful photos you got there 🙂

    • lamputts March 4, 2016 at 5:17 pm #

      Thanks Vinneve. Sometimes all you have to do is point the camera.

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