all these pictures present the Al Ain city in United Arab Emirates & Burimi city in Oman


Sunday, 6 July 2014

Ramadan Cannon in UAE - Al Ain city

Greetings ,
My latest pictures of the Ramadan Cannon in #AlAin city  .
it will be on during Ramadan and the shooting will be around 7:15 pm .
something totally not to miss .

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Ramadan Cannon at AlAin City

Greetings ,
been a very long time didnt post anything to my blog i dont even know why! , perhaps twitter & instagram is taking up all my time .

today i brought to you my pictures of the Jahili fort in alain city and the Ramadan Cannon where we will have it for the first time in our lovely city .

Here is some Information about Ramadan Cannon . hope you will like the pictures .

The Ramadan cannon is a beloved Ramadan tradition carried in many Muslim countries, where the country's army launches an artillery shell SOUND at dawn to observe fast and during dusk to break their fast during the month of Ramadan.

Its origins go back to the 15th century. One story traces the origin to the Hijri year 859 (around 1455), when a Mamluk sultan of Egypt wanted to test a new cannon that he had just received.

He fired a ball that exactly coincided with Maghreb time during Ramadan. People then thought this was the sultan’s way of telling them it was time to break their fast. Then the people went and thank their Sultan for this good innovation and he was pleased that they liked it and decided to proceed with the launch of the cannon every day to mark the breakfast.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

WildArabia movie part one .

Greetings ,
I would like to share the BBC movies which talks about wildarabia.
they are really very nice and infromative.
happy watching for part one


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Sand Skink in UAE

Adapted like the sand boa to live in the soft sand is the sand skink (Scincus mitranus ) popularly known as the sand fish . In the early morning it can be observed basking on the sunny flank of a sand-dune but will "dive" into the soft sand and glide away under the surface at the slightest disturbance. It has a wedge-like snout and smooth scales enabling it to move rapidly in the soft substrate. Very glossy reddish-pink to brown in colour it feeds on insects and grows to about 15 cms .

The common garden skink (Chalcides ocellatus) is only found in and around cultivations as well as in gardens in the cities and seems to be absent from the open desert or the dry mountains. Reaching a length of approximately 20 cms it lacks the spade-like snout of the sand fish but has the same smooth scales and glossy hue. Dark brown in colour it favours dry leaves as a hiding place and is very often found living in compost heaps, where it hunts for insects.