Bird’s Eye View

This week, we’ve had the privilege of seeing Dubai from the seaplane. I thought I’d picked the right day for the trip. The sky was blue with white fluffy clouds when I booked at 1pm. However, it was a completely different story at 4:45 when we took off. The usual Dubai haze occurred so skill was needed to bring out the colours in the photos.

So, what to choose when you’ve taken over a hundred images? I chose the canal because it has made an irreversible change to Dubai, not least because some Bur Dubai districts have effectively become an island. I can’t put a date on it, but I remember the huge disruption caused in Satwa when people had to move out of their homes to make way for the canal. The same happened to people who lived in areas of Jumeirah. The picture shows the neighbourhoods that were cut through leaving Safa Park a shadow of its former self!

You can clearly see the three footbridges that cross the canal. The graceful arch of Tolerance Bridge makes it instantly recognisable. It ties in nicely with 2019 being designated as the Year of Tolerance. Recent events around the world make us appreciate this initiative even more and serve as a great reminder of what a safe city we live in.

Do you have a story to share of how the canal affected you? We’d love to hear it. 🙂

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