Photographer's Note

Dubai is the most populous city of the United Arab Emirates. Seen in this photo are a few icons of the city of Dubai,artistically designed tall buildings including the Burj Khalifa and a row of Date Palm trees.
Dubai has 62 buildings that stand taller than 200 metres (656 ft), which is more than any other city in the world, surpassing Hong Kong and New York City, and 124 buildings that stand taller than 150 metres. Also, Dubai has 16 highrises whose height exceed 300 metres (984 ft),which is more than any other city in the world.
The tallest completed building in Dubai is the 828 metre (2,717 ft) Burj Khalifa which is officially the tallest building.

The date palm (phoenix dactylifera) or "The Bride of the Orchard" as it is affectionately known in this region, has been cultivated and cherished for centuries.
Some of the date varieties available in the UAE include : Barhi, Braim, Ikhallas, Sultani, Lou-Lou, Hilalee, Suqari, nebtat-Saif and Shi-Shi.

The date season is from July to December; specifically August, in the UAE.

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