(Sheikh Mohammed holding his moustache.)
It is really true that some (unexpected) things are possible, just because somebody happened to be at the right place and time. I never thought that on that fateful day, I would meet the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mohammed.
Few days ago, I responded to this genius invite, with binocular and compass in it, and attended the event.
It was indeed grand, priming on the unveiling of the life size model (23 x 17 meters) of the metropolitan urban landscape of Abu Dhabi (as part of Plan 2030).
And thanks to my luck, again, I happened to be at the right spot to have met another sheikh.
There were plenty of stands in the exhibit, but this one outshined the rest. There were two videos being played alternately, serving as the backgrounder for the current and future projects for the emirate. The techno colors passing through the model as the videos played added to the futuristic feel. You will notice the arabic design (lights shading) on the floor.
(Sheikh Khalifa, UAE President on the video.)
I was on the second floor (lounge) while I took the photos.
The other stands were unique and interesting, too. There were too many structural models that delighted me, that I forgot to take a photo of the others because there was one that got me the most (details will be in a separate post).
(Photo originally uploaded here.)
The uniquely shaped building in Al Raha which I previously blogged was definitely eye-catching.
Photos taken during the Cityscape event in Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center.