In photos: Dubai

Dubai marina night skyline

Early on in 2014 I whizzed across to Dubai to take part in the Arabian Travel Market – a very large travel show where I was speaking on a variety of topics, from working with professional travel bloggers, through to the importance of mobile in today’s tourism industry.

Yep, I do more than take pictures it turns out.

However, as it was my first ever visit to Dubai, I was keen to try and get some photography done so I’d at least have something to share with you from the trip.

sunset across southern dubai skyscrapers

In between wandering the maze like halls of the trade show, and alternatively being cooked by the desert air, and being frozen by the excessively enthusiastic air conditioning systems,.I managed to squeeze in a tiny bit of time for some photography, much of which took place from the top of one of the cities skyscrapers. Enjoy!

Dubai night into day scaled

The above shot was a panoramic of the whole evening, shot over around 30 frames and three hours, and painstakingly edited together afterwards. Worth it I think!

sunset across the palm marina dubai

Dubai has an island in the shape of a palm tree. This is it, at sunset.

burj dubai fountains scaled

Dubai is also currently home to the tallest man made structure in the world. There’s a fountain display every night, which is worth stopping by to see.

Burj sunset dubai scaled

It’s also good for sunsets.

boat at sunset scaled

Yep, in general the sunsets are pretty good, lots of warm colours.

Dubai dream smoothed 1 - scaled

Finally, Dubai was a really odd sort of place – a dream like place that has just risen out of the desert. I wanted to get a feel for that, so I took the above shot which I think conveys how Dubai seems to be most effectively.

I’ve had a lot of questions about how I did the edit of the above photo, and if you’re interested, I’ll be sharing the secrets in my next newsletter - use the link below to sign up for that!

I often get asked what gear I use for my photos. Check out my full Photography Gear post to find out!




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