Dubai Downtown: Ramadan cannon firing

In 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 where Ramadan cannons are located, one of them – in Dubai – is at Burj Park, next to Burj Khalifa.

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.


May 2021


See also:

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


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Declaration

Art installation Declaration by the artist eL Seed, next to Dubai Opera in Burj Park in Dubai, UAE – a part of Art EMAAR project.


October 6, 2020


Declaration was the first scuptural work of the artist, who uses Arabic calligraphy to spread his messages.

The words were taken from a poem by Nazir Qabbani, a Syrian poet famed for his sensual compositions, who wrote to his wife telling her no matter how much she aged, she would always be beautiful to him. I took those words to make a similarly emotional testimony to my art and make a love declaration to calligraphy.*

*Declaration Dubai project webpage

Other work of eL Seed in Dubai: Green Planet building.

Ξ eL Seed webpage


See also:

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


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Reopening

An evening walk along Dubai Fountain Promenade in Burj Park, with a special show, displayed on Burj Khalifa, during Isha prayer – to celebrate reopening places of worship in UAE (they were closed on 16th March).



Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, UAE

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Dubai


See also:

Dubai Art: Chorus | Dandelions | Khalvat – Privacy | Colorful “ZOO” | Colorful “ZOO” II | Love Me | OPERA | Reflections of Dubai | TogetherWild Kong

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

And also:


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