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.
Dubai Opera Plaza, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE
In Dubai,, 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 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.