Photography in Dubai

30 August 2015

Chapter: Dubai

Dubai has been the buzz since the city won the right to host Expo 2020. This achievement reflects the great heights the city has reached in the past two decades. For photographers there are diverse subjects to photograph.

Shutter Bugs Creative Forum, the group that I mentor, has successfully exhibited their images of this region in International exhibitions all over the world.  Presented here is a random selection of images by members.

Image © Malabika Roy, LRPS

Image © Abbas Kapadia, LRPS

Though the country has experienced a fast changing environment, it has remarkably retained its culture and heritage. For the avid photographer; subjects such as the camel, falcon, horse, gazelle, date palm, dhow, coffee pot, wind towers, apart from traditional Arabian hospitality are icons to photograph.

Image © Clement Carol, LRPS

Image © Biju Varghese

The impressive Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa, the tallest man-made structure in the world among many others, provides interesting architectural subjects and cityscapes to photograph.

Image © Seher Asif

Image © Hussain Nalwala

Image © Usman Khalanthar

The dunes with their different hues, mountains, oasis, beaches, Dubai’s lifeline; the Dubai creek with its boats, traditional markets, heritage villages and festivals all round the year can meet various interests in photography.

Image © Mathew Kurian

Image © Jeevan Nambiar

The UAE supports a good variety of birds, invertebrates, plant life and mammals. Many of our members have great preference for nature and wild life photography and in recent times UAE has become a popular bird-watchers destination.

Image © Nisha P.

Image © Hermis Haridas

Image © Shibu Mathew, LRPS

To top it all, Dubai boasts the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA) reflecting Dubai’s commitment towards artistic development in the UAE and beyond.

Mohammed Arfan Asif, ARPS

Chapter Organiser

(Cover Image © Jeevan Nambiar)

Comments (3)

Emily Mathisen
01 September 2015

Wow! Some simply stunning images there and a great diverse selection. Dubai looks so beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

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Michael Pritchard
01 September 2015

Some great images there from some very talented photographers.

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31 August 2015

Some fantastic images. Hope to see a lot more from our friends in the new Dubai Chapter.

Robert Gates ARPS
Council Member & Trustee
The Royal Photographic Society

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