Picture taken by Nadia Masood

The setting sun casts its pinkish glow over Dubai, the world’s biggest construction site.

Last year, 26% of the world’s construction cranes were operating 24/7 in Dubai – an estimated total of 30,000 cranes!  Like the rest of the world, Dubai has also been badly hit by the recession and credit crunch, shutting down a huge number of construction projects.  But the fact still remains that wherever you look, there’s construction going on.

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23 Responses to Sunset

  1. Lilli says:

    What a beautiful setting I love how the sun is setting between the buildings

  2. Debbie says:

    What a great cityscape. Isn’t it interesting that the right sky can even make a construction sky look beautiful.

  3. Sally says:

    Terrific photo, Nadia. Love the colors in it.

  4. Caprice says:

    I love your site and pictures. I checked out some of your links last week and enjoyed reading about you and your life in Dubai. Have a great Friday!

  5. Ubaid says:

    ufff hai yaar !!

  6. luna miranda says:

    beautiful colors…an excellent backdrop for dubai skyscrapers.

  7. hfm says:


  8. Lene says:

    I have never been in Dubai, but I hope someday. Your sky watch is wonderful 🙂

    Have a nice weekend 🙂

  9. Umm Travis says:

    Ma shaa Allah! Love it!

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  11. Judy says:

    lovely colours!
    what is all the construction and the resulting influx of people doing to the community?

  12. babooshka says:

    That’s beautiful. caught just at the right moment

  13. Grammy says:

    I love your amazing sky view.
    Missouri, USA

  14. hadv says:

    The color of that sunset is amazing.. we only get orange here. Thanks for dropping by my site.

  15. Niyaz says:

    Beautiful snap again sis !!

  16. masood says:

    WOW! It looks so beautiful, amazing. I guess you don’t need any other camera now 🙂

    I still do 🙂

  17. jman says:

    Great picture!! 🙂

  18. Your photography is just beautiful.

  19. Asma Ahsan says:

    Beautiful! You have such a good eye for the camera! A very professional shot, and I love the name font style too!

    Simply beautiful! 🙂

  20. Pouty says:

    Beautiful silhouette.

  21. nadia says:

    Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, everyone 🙂

    I truly appreciate them!

  22. Haleem says:

    Lovely picture. You must start a flickr album.

    Flickr is banned here in the U.A.E.

  23. Faisal says:

    Can’t hold myself repeating what others already said about this remarkable sunset scene.
    I have been observing sunsets in many places but I feel that the best scene must be something like this— ‘Sunset in a desert’.
    Its breathe-taking.

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