Iftar Meal

Iftar is the meal eaten by Muslims when breaking their fast after sunset during Ramadan. Al Ras in Old Dubai is one of the most congested areas of the city but at sunset time during Ramadan, it transforms  into a quiet, peaceful place. Mosques, local communities, groups of neighbors, private businesses provide free meals every day for the…

Nepal, My Love

On April 25th, 2015,  Nepal earthquake struck, with a magnitude of 7.8M.  Nearly 9,000 people died and over  22,000 were injured, leaving about 500,000 families homeless. A large number of aftershocks followed. A year after, Nepal is still in ruins and people are still living in tents.  R.I.P all the people who lost their lives….

The Butterfly House

The Butterfly House in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates is a rare treat for visitors to admire the winged beauties at close range and learn more about them from experts. Located on the Al Noor Island in Khalid Lagoon, the house is an unique attraction for visitors. It is home to around a dozen butterfly species,…

Faces in Colors

  Hindu holy men cover themselves with ash or chalk, and paint their faces in accordance with the deity they have devoted themselves to. The ash represents their death to their worldly life – in fact, many of them are required to attend their own funeral as part of their holy training. Kumari Devi are…

Desert Wildlife

The Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, DDCR, is a 225-square-kilometre (87 sq mi)  natural reserve in the emirate of Dubai. With the rapid development of the city as a major business centre in the Gulf,  Dubai recognised the need to preserve its unique and beautiful desert habitat, and the many threatened flora and fauna species within. This unique reserve was…