August 2020

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Moss rose III

Moss rosePortulaca grandiflora – a succulent plant in the family Portulacaceae, know also as: eleven o’clock, Mexican rose, sun rose, rock rose, moss-rose purslane, rose moss. It is native to southern part of South America.

November 2020

See also:

Moss rose | Moss roses

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Camel Festival at Al Marmoom

Camel racing – an important part of Arab heritage – dates back to the 7th century B.C.

One of the the biggest camel racing events in UAE – Dubai Crown Prince Camel Festival (fourth edition) took place at Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve (Emirate of Dubai, UAE) in January 2021:

  • 11 days (16-27 January 2021);
  • 326 laps (of 5  km to 8 km);
  • 5 categories: designated for Their Highnesses Sheikhs and Tribesmen.

Below: photos from Thanaiya Race for Tribesmen – on January 23, 2021.

Ξ Dubai Camel Racing Club page


Getting ready


Finish line


January 23, 2021

See also:

Horse Jumping Championship

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Hope: Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

The nineth edition of annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) bears the Hope theme. For two monts (February 6th – April 3rd) more than 100 artists from 49 countries present their works in the Emirate of Ras al Khaimah, UAE. Main spot is Al Jazirah Al Hamra Old Town (pictured below), and two other exhibitions: at the public viewing desk of Jebel Jais and at the Open Park on Al Marjan Island.

Ξ Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival webpage

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