Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Modern Financial District at the Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

The Sheikh Zayed Road is the main road of Dubai and the Emirates, it is more than 500km long. This 2 x 5 lane express way is the main route to Abu Dhabi. We were particularly interested in the part located at the Dubai Financial District. Here you find many skyscrapers and modern architecture. We took some nice pictures from the ground level. On recommendation of a tourist out of Bahrein, we visited the pool deck of the Four Points hotel. On the 46th floor we could take pictures of the Sheikh Zayed Road from about 150m altitude. As you can see there are still buildings higher. Due to the financial crisis, construction works on some buildings have been stopped. This is a pity.

De Sheikh Zayed Road is de hoofdweg van Dubai en de Emiraten, en is meer dan 500km lang. Deze 2 x 5 rijvakken expresweg is de manier om naar Abu Dhabi te reizen. Wij waren in het bijzonder geïnteresseerd aan het gedeelte gelegen in het Dubai Financial District. Hier staan vele wolkenkrabbers en moderne architecturale pareltjes. We namen enkele mooie foto’s van op de grond. Op aanbeveling van een toerist uit Bahrein, bezochten we het zwembad- en zonnedek van het Four Points hotel. Van op het 46ste verdiep konden we foto’s maken van op ongeveer 150m hoogte. Sommige gebouwen zijn nog hoger. Vanwege de financiële crisis zijn de werken aan verschillende gebouwen stopgezet. Dat is zeer spijtig..

Sheikh Zayed Road
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13 comments:

  1. Een geweldig mooie impressie Filip.

    Groet, Joop

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  2. What a great picture of you in front of the buildings! They really like blue and gold in their architecture, don't they? And rightly so, it is all so beautiful, like a city of the future! I also see something like monorails below, for travel?

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  3. Wow! I could never photograph such tall buildings. You are so great at that.

    I look at this buildings and these pictures take aways my breath. They are impossibly tall!!!!

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  4. @Ginny
    It is indeed a monorail metro.

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  5. indeed impressive and more modern thatn the one in Paris!

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  6. Such impressive buildings and looks as if they also have a rail system. hope they get to restart those buildings soon. Very nice photos!

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  7. OH and there is the Budha bar that you told me about for my cousin, 2 of them are there, and one more going in 2 days. I passed along your information and thank you again for that! best wishes, Jeanne

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  8. can't get enough of dubai filip. very beautiful fotos

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  9. WOW! Those buildings are WAAAAAAAY higher than almost anything downunder in Australia!! And I don't see Australia on your list of countries visited either - drop in anytime for an OZ fix!!

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  10. It sure is a huge modern city. I like the contrast in the last photo.

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  11. Money can build anything, seems that way in this country You visited M

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  12. All those buildings really look great. Their designs were really the first of its kind. Marvelous.


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