#WWIM10_Dubai

Community members of Instagrammers Dubai and Peeta Planet team actively participated the 10th Worldwide Instameet held last October 5th. The theme was “Chasing Sunrise”. The members gathered at the Creek Metro Station at dawn. During this time, each members were given some Instagram freebies such as stickers, badges and pens.

First, we covered Saif Mohd Belqaizi Shipbuilding Yard which is located just a few steps away from the Creek Metro Station. The place may be an unlikely place to have an Instameet but I was fortunate that I woke up at 5am and witness a hidden gem behind those high walls of Jadaf. I am truly amazed at the ships being built and according to a shipbuilder one ship can take 5-10 years to be finished.

Here are some of my photos taken at the #WWIM10_Dubai. I was trying to mute the colors and decided to go B&W this time.

And oh by the way, Instagram just made me their SUGGESTED USER follow me if you haven’t @needlez_and_pinzz

Peace and love x

WWIM10-3 WWIM10-5 WWIM10-7 WWIM10-11

 

Dubai Metro Meet

Herald Herrera, manIger of Instagrammer Dubai brilliantly organized another successful Instameet last Friday, August 9, 2015. What’s interesting is that we covered 5 Dubai Metro Stations. This is something different and something creative as the weather in Dubai is unbearable but we managed to go places by train and still enjoy and have a decent amount of good street photos.

We gathered at around 4pm at the BurJuman Metro Station, armed with red, green and white balloons resembling the UAE flag. By the way, you can check out more posts from the group using the hashtags #dubaimetromeet and #dubaimetroseries on Instagram.

Our first stop is at Al Ghubaiba Metro Station.

 

Fly Me to the Moon - Before the balloons were confiscated at the metro station
Fly Me to the Moon – Before the balloons were confiscated at the metro station

 

After a good round of photo shoots and talking to some people to pose for us at the Heritage Village, we head back to the metro station and stopped at Palm Deira Metro Station (Green line). We collectively marched toward the Fish Market. I am posting some of my favorite photos I took at the Fish Market.

 

Portrait of hard working men
Portrait of hard working men
this obscure mirror by the mosque
this obscure mirror by the mosque
I found him standing alone by the empty stalls in the fish market
I found him standing alone by the empty stalls in the fish market
Walk the line
Walk the line

Last stop, the Dubai Airport Terminal 3. I caught an amazing photo of the sunset and its reflection. Actually, I think I might go there again but alone. I wanna take at least one silhouette of a person and that sunset.

 

Sunset at Dubai Airport Terminal 3
Sunset at Dubai Airport Terminal 3

Finally, we did the #InstagrammerDown , @zurichvienna and @heraldherrera brilliant idea to do this and yours truly volunteered to lay down at the platform while they take photos from the second floor.

 

Photo courtesy of Herald Herrera.
Photo courtesy of Herald Herrera.

Ramadan 2014

Exactly a week before Eid al-Fitr, l came down to Jumeirah Mosque to participate with Fullframe Magazine and Photowalk Dubai to document and observe the rituals during Ramadan despite nearly 40 degrees Celsius of Dubai weather. I was literally braving the heat and humidity. It was with great pleasure to have been invited by the Imam to join and have Iftar with them later that afternoon. Indeed one of the most memorable experiences in my life.

Ya salam! Eid mubarak to all my Muslim brothers and sisters.

All photos are shot using Fujifilm X-E1.

 

At the Masjid
At the Masjid
Waiting for Iftar
Waiting for Iftar
Preparing Iftar
Preparing Iftar
A Volunteer
A Volunteer
Al wudhu
Al wudhu