Dubai in black and white VIII

May 2020


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Khalvat – Privacy

Khalvat (Persian: hidden, private sanctum) – artwork by Iranian sculptor Sahand Hesamiyan, displayed at Dubai Opera Plaza in Downtown Dubai (Dubai, UAE). The sculpture, resembing a diamond or a tree cone, is combining the shapes of Sassanid crystal bowl and lotus flower blossom (the Art EMAAR project).


Khalvat by Sahand Hesamiyan, Dubai, UAE

Dubai Opera Plaza, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE

Ξ Art Emaar webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Dubai


See also:

Dubai Art: Chorus | Dandelions | Colorful “ZOO” | Colorful “ZOO” II | Falcon | Fun Art BoulevardKhalvat – Privacy | Love Me | OPERA | Reflections of Dubai | Reopening | The horse | TogetherWild Kong

Dubai Festive | Dubai Festive at night | Al Hai: DSF Lighting District


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Ramadan cannon firing

In Dubai, UAE, every evening during the fasting month of Ramadan, at sunset, the ritual of cannon firing  announces  the time to break the fast (midfa al iftar). There are few places in Dubai, where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them at Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.

On Saturday, May 23rd, it was the last Ramadan cannon firing this year, singaling the end of Ramadan and begining of Eid Al Fitr festival.

It is believed that cannon firing tradition comes from Egypt, where from  10th century in this way people could know when to break their fast. In Dubai, it is observed from 1960s.



See also:

Midfa al iftar – firing Ramadan cannon | Ramadan Kareem | Iftar time


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