Category Archives: Travel Photography

Emirates Tower – Dubai, UAE

These twin towers have been inherited as an icon by Dubai. They are certainly a distinctive shape, whether they are captured in full colour, black and white, at night or in silhouette. I did get in trouble in this area, with security. A tale for another time.

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Business Bay Area – Dubai, UAE

The Business Bay area is just south of the Burj Khalifa and was in development when I walked around it. It is quite difficult to get there and I did have to take a couple of detours through construction sites to get the views I was looking for. I did explore the sweep of the […]

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The Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE

I had to admit to myself, it is a pretty awesome building, standing at 828 metres (2,716.5 feet). I was never really going to get any amazing shots of it because I would have needed to have been on another skyscraper to get anything awesome and scouting locations was difficult. Over the week I did […]

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At The Top – Burj Khalifa – Dubai, UAE

Getting a ticket in advance is highly recommended, pre-booking is a quarter of the cost of just turning up. I had visited the local area earlier in the week and had managed to traverse the Dubai Mall maze to get my ticket. At busy periods they do book out early so try and get yours […]

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Dubai Metro Stations – Dubai, UAE

The transportation system in Dubai is reliable enough. I tired taxis, buses and the metro. The drivers of the taxis and buses are suicidal. Taxis drivers may or may not choose to take you to your destination. If they don’t want to go where you want to go, they will make an excuse up such […]

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The Dubai Marina – Dubai, UAE

There are many marinas in Dubai, but only one “Dubai Marina”. It was purposefully built as a housing complex, which sounds like a socialist statement, it is not. It is a big oblong shaped area with a pool of water, from the sea, in the middle and privately built skyscraper apartments around the outside. I […]

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Waiting for sunset – Dubai, UAE

It’s 7am, haven’t slept since arriving the day before, just finished sunrise images of the Burj al Arab. Next photo set? Sunset of the Burj al Arab, 11 hours from now. Damn! What to do… Go to Madinat Jumeirah, which is just down the road – Grab this shot on the way. See the security […]

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Burj al Arab at Sunrise – Dubai, UAE

Dubai is GMT+4 and my brain and body was still at UK time, 1am in the morning. I lay there contemplating what to do, try and get some sleep or stay up and get a taxi at 5am for a sunrise shot. I opted to drink all the coffee in the room and plan a […]

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View of Downtown Dubai Skyscrapers – UAE

I had not planned on visiting the Deira/Dubai Creek or Dubai city centre area. It did not have the architecture or city views that I was looking for on this travel photography trip. The explosion of buildings in the last 10 years has occurred in downtown Dubai, primarily the Business Bay area. So I booked […]

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