View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Fire Works Over Arabian Sea Superior to Fireworks at Atlantis Hotel Launch

So you missed the opening of the Atlantis Hotel the other night and a sight of the fireworks display billed as "seven times larger than this year's Olympic Games opening ceremony" in Beijing and "visible from space"?

Don’t worry. Have a look at the pyrotechnics happening early this morning over the Arabian Sea. It was also visible from space and it did not come at the obscene cost of the hotel launch.

I took the picture this morning from the Khor Kalba beach (south of Fujairah and near the UAE/Omani border).

If you want to see a slide show of the sun rising out of the water this morning, click on this link.

See if you can spot something that looks like a whale shark crossing the sun's rays toward the end of the slideshow.

Dr Geoff Pound