Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Al Qasba Canal

Posted by Kero at Tuesday, November 09, 2010
The weekend gave us a chance to visit one of Sharjah's main tourist venue, Al Qasba. It is a vibrant waterside development of offices, shops, and restaurants.

Crossing one of its canals, we sighed at its beauty and for awhile we were transported back to Venice with its boatrides and tratorria style of restaurants.

Sharjah's playground.Sharjah is the thirds largest Emirate of the UAE 
and was crowned by UNESCO in 1998 as Cultural Capital of the Arab World

"Eye of the Emirates, is  a giant wheel that presents a 360-degree aerial view of the emirate's corniche, lagoons and landscape as well as the horizons of neighbouring Dubai. Designed in the Netherlands by a specialist team, the Eye of the Emirates has 42 cabins and is capable of carrying 336 passengers at any given time. The air-conditioned cabins of the Eye of the Emirates take you steadily upwards into the sky, 60m high over Sharjah."

Al Qasba is also a popular place for arts exhibits, food festivals, and other educational activities. As we were about to leave,  we spotted these art students preparing their easels.

The place gets busier at night and for awhile we marveled at its serenity. It's a perfect alternative for the busy Madinat, Jumeirah. But most importantly, my son enjoyed the huge outdoor play area.

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photowannabe on November 10, 2010 at 2:55 AM said...

Cute picture of your son at the playground. Canals and culture make this an interesting post. Thank you for the pictures ind information.

Jama on November 10, 2010 at 3:41 AM said...

The place is so beautiful and modern!

Roger Owen Green on November 10, 2010 at 5:24 AM said...

looks very clean and pleasant.

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Tumblewords: on November 10, 2010 at 6:16 AM said...

A beautiful place, to be sure - looks like your little boy is having a ton of fun!

Nathalie on November 10, 2010 at 8:21 AM said...

I would love to visit that place one of these days.

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Photo Cache on November 10, 2010 at 9:45 AM said...

I cannot get over how clean it is there. And what a cosmopolitan city it is.

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Anonymous said...

It's great to see shots from parts of the world I have not visited. I love the wide canal, and the picture of your son is just charming!

Linnea on November 10, 2010 at 10:19 AM said...

Very impressive!

Erika B on November 10, 2010 at 11:13 AM said...

Such a modern place! Thanks for the look.

Erika B

indicaspecies on November 10, 2010 at 4:26 PM said...

Good captures.

Lesley on November 10, 2010 at 10:04 PM said...

I love how modern and clean it looks - and busy with life!

Donnie on November 11, 2010 at 3:56 AM said...

Those were gorgeous photo's. Happy Outdoor Wednesday.

Magical Mystical Teacher on November 11, 2010 at 5:45 AM said...


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Too much moisture, too much wet;
Though they seek both far and wide,
They will not be satisfied
Till their eyes behold a place
Filled with water, every space;
Lovely stuff, that H2O—
Water, water, let it flow!

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