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Monday, October 3, 2016

Discovering Abu Dhabi Thru Digital Age



Manarat Al Saadiyat- Feed your mind with the rich diversity and culture of Abu Dhabi




Sunset in Manarat Al Saadiyat




According to its website:

Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means ‘ the place of enlightenment’.

It is a 15,400 square meter arts and culture center, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through The Saadiyat Story. The venue also features four gallery spaces.
Located on Saadiyat, this artistic venue houses exhibitions with international collections from around the world, including three major galleries, a central events gallery, sales center, 250-seat theatre, and restaurant.

The main galleries of Manarat Al Saadiyat constitute of permanent spaces for a series of exhibitions and educational programmes organized by Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. This is part of an ongoing cultural programme dedicated to developing awareness and understanding of art and culture prior to the launch of the Saadiyat Cultural District.

I've gone too many cultural centers and museums way back in the Philippines. And I'm expecting the same concept. But I was wrong. It was indeed a refresher for myself. It took me 2 hours to finish browsing the entire galleries. Composing of different events inside. The first gallery was composed of the past, present and the future of Abu Dhabi. Gone from its native culture it was simply amazing.
From the Interactive videos that depict the future of this exceptional City.

The Saadiyat comes with 4 Galleries. Each Gallery consists of events from various organizations in UAE.


Gallery 1.

The time we visited, the organizers are introducing some diverse cultures, the technology of the future, real estate properties and of course, the history of Abu Dhabi.

Check the pictures below. 



Backside of this wall is the Gallery 1

Inside of the Gallery 1

Wall of comfort :)

Hello Abu Dhabi

On-set projector between inside the gallery. The video was all about Saadiyat Island.


On-set projector between inside the gallery. The video was all about Saadiyat Island.

Real Estate Development

The Island...

All of us needs inspiration, right?

Guggenheim Architecture builds on the island.

Guggenheim Architecture build inside the island.

Pano Shot

The Island





Gallery 2. - It was close that time for some reasons.





Gallery 3.

It was a perfect timing when we visited the cultural museum. The people and organizer from Sheikh Zayed University (ZUO) was conducting an event about arts and fashion. Other universities did joined the crowd too.

Check these photos:

Gallery 2

Gallery 2

Gallery 2





Main Entrance


Gallery 2


Last but not the least ....Gallery 4


Photography. If you are a photo enthusiast then surely you will appreciate the stuffs here.

The gallery was divided into 3 sections. These sections comes with different photo themes. There was an entry from different categories. Raw and unedited pictures. Different pictures was hanged on the wall. From the best of the best photograph. The competition was open for any nationalities.
I'm not into photography, but I always take a selfies a lot. yay!:)







If you are into books having some bookworm moments. The library is best for you. See the grills, side by side of this pano shot.?  Behind these  grills are books. About Abu Dhabi and other genre as well.

Hmmm. I wish their was a book buffet :) kidding ;) ....



Other pictures from outside and inside of the museum.

Enjoy :) 








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Thanks :)

-Ceddy





Sunday, September 4, 2016



CINEROYAL KHALIDIYA



CineRoyal at Khalidiya Mall Review


Been A Long Time



It's been a long time that I was not able to make a blog...

Anyways. I would like to share my experience watching in cinemas here in the UAE.

If I'm in the mood to watch some good movies. I just go straight to the nearest mall, which is easy and very accessible in the place that I'm staying.


Way back in the  Philippines. I always watch movies together with my family during holidays and sometimes together with some bunch of friends...or else...Just alone..lols.  I get used to it with gigantic screens and IMAX as well.

But I was surprised when I tried to watch a 3D Movie from one of the cinemas abroad.
I'm expecting a much bigger screen since they are more advanced when it comes to this stuff.


One thing that I'm going to blog right now is The CineRoyal located at Khalidiyahmall Abu Dhabi UAE.
One advantage of buying a ticket is online. Since I still have a balance on my PayPal account. I was thinking about what I'm going to used to it. And since I'm on a rest day from work. So I decided to search some website that offers voucher in exchange of paypal payment.

So i found this website www.cobone.com . And I found out that CineRoyal accepts cobone vouchers.
So i proceed the payment and so on. I got the voucher.

For more info about cobone vouchers. You can visit www.cobone.com

The Main Entrance.
So...To make it short. I already print out the voucher and present it to the counter and they provided a ticket and a free snack.

Of course. Watching movie with drinks and popcorn is a must!

large is better, isn't it? :)

Some cinemas in the Philippines, Offers a regular drink and regular pop corn. But i was surprised! All snack are provided with large servings! How awesome right? :D Thumbs UP!

 
Popcorn Overload!




This is the Hallway going to the cinema.
Its quite blurry cause my hands are shaking
(I'm holding the drinks and the popcorn btw..haha)





So far. My overall experienced watching in CineRoyal is 8 out of 10 :)
The Cinema screen is quite small compared to other cinemas that I've tried.
I was expecting a bigger screen though.


The staffs are friendly and very accommodating. The ambiance of the place is very nice.
And I'm comfortable. The Air condition in the cinema is great. Not cold and not warm.
Its just enough to make me feel comfortable watching the movie.



After watching, I still have some time to take some interior of the Khalidiya Mall.
So here it goes...

Those very intricate tiles..

Web perhaps? or I'm just thinking of something else..

Okay.... That Arabic font.. great!

Front Side of the Khalidiya Mall




Second Entrance


That's the main entrance.

Nice...

and this..

and did i say they provide a large drink? :D

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Visiting Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque -Abu Dhabi UAE


Hey There!

Welcome to # DoramodeDigital.
-Ceddy Here.

Today I'm going to share some experience that I had here in UAE.
I've been working here in the United Arab Emirates for a year and still counting.

And my company granted me a vacation leave for 1 month. And since I still don't have any plans going home in the Philippines. I decided to have a local leave instead together with my cousin.


Since its only for a month. I need to stretch out these numbers and try to visit some amazing places in the UAE  especially in  Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The first Destination will be in Abu Dhabi.

We visited some great architectural landmarks that have been part of this Arab Country -in Abu Dhabi.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


I always visit my cousin during my week off and I always pass by to this iconic architecture.
Since I don't have time to visit and have a limited time as well.

Well. This is my first time to visit the Grand Mosque.

Entrance
-Prepare to have enough extra memory storage on your phone and power bank :) First, we entered to a vast security check before going inside the mosque. Its the same security process in the airport like putting those stuff on the X-RAY Scanner and people will be scanned as well.

Afterward......

Here It Goes! 

The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

WOW!
-All I can say.....

These are the outer structure of the Mosque.
Very Impressive Design.
Although the weather really hot, I still managed to take a shot.

See for yourself.. :)

The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque


More Pictures Please...


The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque



The Majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

How Refreshing! 

Refreshing Ambiance + Cool Architecture = Perfect!


Grand Mosque Water Front

Grand Mosque Water Front


And How About the Interior Design? 

Grand Mosque Interior Design
Grand Mosque Interior Design

Grand Mosque Interior Design
Grand Mosque Interior Design


Grand Mosque Interior Design
Grand Mosque Interior Design


Okay...Enough with the interior designs.

Let's go inside now :) 

First Things, First---

Before going inside. We need to remove our shoes first before entering the dome.

And here it goes...

Removing Shoes/Slippers before going inside the Dome


Even the wood bench comes with very meticulous designs, carved with detail on it!  

 

   The "DOME"







Inside the Dome
Embossed Detail Around the Ceiling
Floral Design Tiles
Tthe gate automatically opens if you stand in front of it.
Embossed Detail Around the Ceiling
Panoramic Shot.
The Elegant "Chandelier"
The Entrance
From foundation to the wall. Everything was made of MARBLES.
Ideal for Instagram
The Entrance going to the Dome
Panoramic Shot
Floral Tiles, I guess?
Look thru the Wall..
Blue symbolizes tranquility...This is really feast for the eye!
Perfect for selfies
Open? Close? Open :)
There you Go!
Never-mind the photo-bomber :)
Seems like a gold dates huh?
Another Panoramic shot with different exposure.
Exposure Adjusted! Perfect!





I Have almost 300 Pictures here in Grand Mosque.
But I just selected some few and nice shots.

Later I'm going to upload another batch of Pictures.

So this is just for now.

And please do comment, follow and share this if you want to :).


Hope You Enjoy Reading :)

-Ceddy

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