United Arab Emirates
Būr Sa‘īd

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    • Day 82

      Dubai abseits vom Glitzer

      November 27, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C

      Da wir noch auf unser Visa für Indien gewartet haben, haben wir noch einen Nacht hier in Dubai verlängert.
      Und uns mal abseits der großen Gebäude und dem alles pickobello bewegt - was wir fanden sehr gut war, such die andere Seite zu sehen.
      Am Dubai Creek gibt es auch so einen kleinen Auszug, wie die Lehmhäuser damals aussahen.
      Am fünften Bild sieht man einen Windturm, die Klimaanlage der Zeit vor der Elektrizität. Der Turm hat meist zwei Öffnungen um untertags die kühle Meerluft in das Gebäude zu bekommen und nachts die wärmere Landluft. Das ganze funktioniert dadurch, dass die durch die Öffnung ins Innere geleitete kühlere Luft die wärmere durch die Türe/Fenster/ andere Öffnung verdrängt. In der Nqcht bei Windstille funktioniert das Ganze wie ein Kamin. Die in den Wänden des Turmes gespeicherte Wärme erwärmt die Innenraumluft, worauf diese nach oben entweicht und kühlere Luft aus den Fenstern nachzieht - bei Wind ändert sich die Strömungsrichtung. Durch die Wasserverdunstung funktioniert der Windtumr noch besser, weshalb die Luft oft durch einen feuchten Keller oder wassergefüllte, poröse Tankwagen geleitet wurde, man darunter Wasser ausschüttete oder feuchten Tücher oben an den Turmöffnungen befestigte.

      Der Blick auf die anderer Seite des Flusses mit den Hochhäusern hält einem wieder das extreme Wachstum der Stadt vor Augen.
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    • Day 3

      Match day 1

      February 12, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

      Following the breakfast, we set out for Al Dhaid Cricket Village. The match was played with a desert and a couple of camels in the backdrop. After a good first innings score of 195/6 (Siddiqui 42(33) and A.Khan 38(68)), we unfortunately lost the game by ten wickets. Nevertheless, many lessons were learnt and the game was thoroughly enjoyed and played in high spirits. Now off to dinner!Read more

      Dominic Fry  Bon appetit! And well done to all.


      Barbara Oliver  That's a pity about the score.... Onwards and upwards!

    • Day 1

      על המטוס לאמריצר

      September 28, 2022 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 30 °C

      שלחנו רק מזוודה אחת לבטן המטוס (במקום שתיים). בצ'ק-אין שקלנו את הטרולים ואת תיקי הגב והגיעו למסקנה שיש לנו אובר-וויט של 10 קילו!
      הם רצו תוספת של 600 דינר מקומי שזה 160 דולר!!!
      הטיסה עלתה פחות מזה...
      בסוף , לאחר שכנועים רבים, הם הסכימו לוותר על התשלום ובתמורה נשלח טרולי אחד לבטן המטוס.
      נקווה שנקבל אותו כשננחת.
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    • Day 7

      Match Day 3

      February 16, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 16 °C

      Today's match was played at the famed Sharjah Stadium on an international size/standard field. Captain Arman Khan chose to bat on a lovely track, but The Academy opener, Ross Hegginbottom, was dismissed for a 12 ball duck. While Fayz Siddiqui and Ruiaridh Russell attempted to resume normal order, the batting team were left reeling at 35 for 1 after the first 10 overs. However, Siddiqui gifted his wicket after scoring 9 off 17, and Russell departed to a misjudged delivery, to leave The Glasgow Academy struggling with 60 for 3 at the halfway mark of 15 overs. Enter John Oliver and Arman Khan, who fought to rebuild and leave a platform for our ruthless middle order to up the scoring rate. Things took an unfortunate twist at this point, when Arman Khan (11 off 14) pulled a muscle rendering him unable to bowl or bat for the rest of the game. Similarly, Oliver had to depart again after a patiently constructed 28 off 36 to an outstanding catch at backward point. However Jamie Percival (21 off 25) and Adam McMurray (17 off 9) took the score into their stride to produce a respectable 145 for 6 in 30 overs. Our usual middle order blaster Callum Bell could not repeat his previous feats when he fell for a first ball duck. As with the previous game, fielding was spectacular. Under the floodlights, temporary captain John Oliver opened with a brilliant spell of fast bowling full of finesse and swing to produce outstanding figures of 6-0-30-3. At the other end Ruiaridh Russell maintained the pressure (4-0-32-0) but was unlucky not to pick up a wicket. Jamie Percival took over from Ruiaridh and produced a wicket. He bowled a very short delivery, deserving of at least 4 runs through deep midwicket, but John Oliver had different ideas. With a flying, diving, jumping effort, he managed to bag his second stunning catch of this tour. Eventually, one by one, wickets were collected by Percival and Greg MacMillan (4-0-24-1). However, to win this game, a stroke of brilliance was required. The next section of this narrative only attempts to recollect the superhuman ability and determination of one player. John Oliver collected a hard hit shot at the midwicket boundary (international size boundary of the stadium) rolled over on his shoulder and knocked over the stumps to produce a direct hit I am privileged to have witnessed. It is not so much the physical prowess as the hunger to win, the desire for victory that impressed all eyewitnesses. Therefore, the game was held in fine balance, but a 57 run 8th wicket stand brought the two sides' scores level. At this point Adam McMurray bowled a delivery which would whirl a few kilometres above Adnan Iqbal at long on. With a look of fear, Iqbal took the catch. The next ball, the opposition chased down the target and won by two wickets. But Adnan's catch, Oliver's brilliance, Percival's calm strokeplay and Khan's determination to lead his side on the field meant that this was a day to remember. As a squad, the improvements are beginning to make vast differences to the score lines. Now to our last game in the same stadium against their very own eleven.Read more

      Barbara Oliver  If we have learned nothing else on this tour it's that we have a leading sports journalist in our midst! Can't wait for tomorrow's match report. It almost makes cricket sound exciting! 😀. Well done boys, fantastic effort.


      Barbara Oliver  If we have learned nothing else on this tour it is that we have a budding sports journalist in our midst. Can't wait for tomorrow's match report. It almost makes cricket sound exciting! Well done boys, great team effort!


      Nudrat Khan  We definitely have a great account of the matches. I, too look forward to reading the match reports. Well done to you all.

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    • Day 6

      The ICC Cricket Academy

      February 15, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

      Yesterday's glorious victory was followed up with a lovely dinner and McDonalds' ice creams. After the morning's gym-swim session where MOST people attended, and another brilliant breakfast, we went to visit the ICC Cricket Academy. We were treated to a tour of the wonderful facilities and even watched Kent and Essex training. Now we are getting prepared for our penultimate game against the Mercedez Benz XI!Read more

      Robert McMurray  Good luck for the game today.


      Suzie Thomson  Good luck today! Hope you can keep the winning streak going!!

    • Day 5

      Match Day 2

      February 14, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Today we headed to the Sheikh Zayed Cricket Ground in Abu Dhabi. The game was played on a neighbouring field. Having lost the toss and been sent into bat, Arman Khan and Jamie Percival put together a solid 110 - run opening stand aided by a plentiful supply of wides and no-balls. When Arman departed (43 off 44) due to an unfortunate run out, the captain John Oliver strode out. However, only 3 runs later, Percival had to go after a well fought 33 of 43. One of the younger members of the team, Ross Hegginbottom, then strolled out to produce a majestic 46 off 46 not out. After this performance, his tour average is a remarkable 59. However, for the time being, it was the John Oliver show: languid cover drives amalgamated with strong defensive shots. Although he had to depart to a brilliant catch after a beautifully played 25 off 32, he had set the perfect platform for Hegginbottom, Adam McMurray (10 off 11), Ruiaridh Russell (Strike Rate of 300!) and Callum Bell (20 off 12) to accelerate. Through Bell's powerful strokes and Hegginbottom's well judged shots, The Glasgow Academy mustered 230/5 runs in 35 overs. An interesting note was that running between the wickets had improved a lot from the last result. To say that The Glasgow Academy were in high spirits when fielding would be an understatement. Heads were held high and voices were raised. The opposition had been heard downplaying our school team and this boosted our morale immensely. And boy did it show in our opening overs. John Oliver and Arman Khan ripped the top order to shreds. Both bowlers put 110% effort into each ball and every fielder made a contribution with their voice. This set the tone for the 5 wicket haul Arman picked up, but also the aggression of our other bowlers. The wry comments continued from the opposition but we had set out to end the game early. With 5 wickets down, Greg MacMillan and Rick Mukhopadhyay kept the pressure on, and the latter picked up a wicket. Good bowling performances followed: Alastair Fry 3-0-17-0, Euan MacDonald 3-0-11-0 and Adam McMurray 2-0-10-2. In the end, Arman finished things off the game by dislodging the bails in fine fashion with a ferocious delivery to collect his fifth wicket. Notably, captain John Oliver not only picked up a wicket with an excellent spell of fast bowling, but led from the front by influencing a run out and bagging an absolute stunner of a catch. However, individual mentions were trumped by the immense pride and team spirit that The Glasgow Academy displayed today to bring the opposition down from the clouds and seal a victory by 83 runs. Now for the next game tomorrow!Read more

       congrats...well ayed team TGA. Babu M


      Nudrat Khan  Great photo. Well played TGA!


       Well played great eat result

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    • Day 29

      Weiter geht's...

      January 2, 2018 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

      Wir verabschieden uns aus Dubai und fliegen (hoffentlich) mit einem Stop im Bahrain weiter nach Colombo, Sri Lanka. Der ursprüngliche Abflug war für 23:35 Uhr geplant aber aufgrund von Nebel in Manama sitzen wir noch in Dubai fest. Es wird wahrscheinlich eine sehr unbequeme Nacht am Flughafen, aber die Schlafsäcke sind im Handgepäck.

      Euch eine gute Nacht und wir melden uns dann irgendwann von irgendwo ;)
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      Gaby Schedletzky  Ihr dürft nur nicht die gute Laune verlieren!

    • Day 1


      November 29, 2014 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

      Persze itt a strand se olyan, ahogy Móricka elképzeli. Először is földi halandó számára megközelíthetetlen.Pedig nem lenne rossz, kb 10 km hosszú homokos part, de vagy luxusszállodák terpeszkednek, vagy építkezések miatt megközelíthetetlen.Mi metróval, taxival és busszal próbálkoztunk, mire 3 körül a vad hullámokat térdig birtokba vehettük, de a kite-s fiúk impresszionálók voltak.Aztán 5 után hirtelen besötétedett, mi másfél órán át fagyoskodtunk hazafelé a buszon. A szemközti óriás bevásárlóközpontban-ahonnan alig találtunk ki-még beszereztük soványka lazacvacsinkat, majd pihi.Read more

      Traveler  Képet a kite-os pasikrol legkozelebb!:)))


      marianna kustel  Ok, next time

    • Day 3


      December 1, 2014 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

      Délután kibuszozunk Sharjahba, ami felejthető, mert semmi külcsi -főleg Dubai után- másrészt itt tilos az alkohol. Viszont az úton kaptam meg Fülcee SMS-t, hogy fiú lesz! Egyébként hideg van, örülünk amikor visszamegyünk a Dubai Mallba.Beszaladunk még az akváriumba és aztán irány az esti Dubai busszal. Így a legszebb! Este otthon a szokásos felhozatal, de ma nem cseszegetjük a hotel személyzetét:)Read more

      Traveler  Nekem ez az egesz tiszta Las Vegas feeling!:)


      marianna kustel  Erősen olyan, nekem is eszembe jutott. Nagyon mű az egész, ráadásul minden a legnagyobb, legszebb, legmagasabb, pöcsömtudja. Kevesebb több lenne...

    • Day 3

      #Tag 2 von 227

      October 31, 2016 in the United Arab Emirates ⋅ 🌙 28 °C

      Tag 2: Wüstensafari in Dubai

      Aufgewacht. Losgelacht. Nass gemacht.

      Ungefähr so könnte man unseren Morgen beschreiben. Denn da wir den Pool am vorherigen Tag leider nichtmehr besuchen konnten, war das heute unsere erste Aktivität.
      Da unsere heiß geliebte Kamera, dessen hoch geschätzte Qualität ihr bald schon kennen lernen werdet, uns allerdings kurz darauf schon ein wenig Probleme bereitete, machte sich Christina auf den Weg diese Problem aus der Welt zu schaffen, während Feline genüsslich zwei Stunden lang im Himmelbett am Pool schlief. (Man kann ihr dies nicht übel nehmen da sie A) nichts von dem Problem wusste und B) ja schon um die unglaubliche, unmenschliche Uhrzeit von 09:00 Uhr morgens von Christina aus dem Bett gezerrt wurde. Man muss hierzu wissen dass sie zur Gattung Murmeltier gehört).

      Nächster Programmpunkt war dann die Wüstensafari, welche wir im Nachhinein unterschätzt haben. Sie bot uns eine abenteuerliche Reise durch die Wüste plus Quadfahren plus Kamelreiten PLUS Barbecue bei Arabischer Musik und Bauchtanz unter freiem Himmel.

      Das Ganze ist hier schriftlich schwer zu beschreiben, sollte euch aber durch das kommende Video einen besseren Einblick ermöglichen.

      Im Moment lassen wir mit arabischen Bulgur bei kuschligen 28 Grad den Tag ausklingen und schicken euch liebe Grüße aus Dubai.
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      Renate Zimmermann  Wunderschönes Foto


      Renate Zimmermann  So schön


      Renate Zimmermann  Megafoto

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