One of my Doors of Al Ain from the series… Did you see any doors like this near where you live?
Shot in Naif, Deira, 1/200 at F4.5.
1/30 at F9.5, 24mm PC Nikon. Sunset shot with tripod and shutter release taken a few weeks ago.
Lens 24-70, 1/160 at F11 and a 1,200 W strobe. Such a great subject, happy to pose for me, they all told me they don’t make tiles any more at this place in Al Quoz, they simply sort and stack coal, all day long and live and pray at the back of the yard, along with a couple of tiny kittens that were skipping around.
Quran tuition available. This shot taken in Sharjah, the more stricter Emirate next door to Dubai. Hand held, 1/200 at 5.6. Sharjah is the only Emirate in which the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol is banned. It also maintains the strictest decency laws in the UAE, introduced in 2001, with a conservative dress code required for both men and women. Mixing between unmarried men and women is illegal: “A man and a woman who are not in a legally acceptable relationship should not, according to the booklet, be alone in public places, or in suspicious times or circumstances.”
Shot from 70 stories up, sunset shot of downtown Dubai, 1/10 at F9 with the Nikon 14-24 – it’s a good wide lens and you can see the progress that’s been made in the area.
1/500 at F4.5. Al Ain oasis. Have you been to Al Ain? Have you visited one of the oases? If you have you may be lucky enough to catch a date farmer harvesting the crop. No ladders, no cranes, just one man and his knife and habool – a great sight to see.
F9.5, 5 second exposure, 24mm PC, worlds tallest building Burj Khalifa, New Years Eve night 2011.
F4, 1/200, 24-70mm. Drive towards Carrefour in Bur Dubai, head to Shindagah, go through the tunnel, Hyatt hotel on the left, do a U turn, park and enjoy – Deira Fish market. ALSO! Fruit and vegetable market and dates too, fresh as can be, best prices in town.
There are some great things to see in the United Arab Emirates. One of them is the traditional sport of camel racing. This image was taken at a private track near Al Ain, it is a jockey, live riders are no longer used. 1/640 at F4.5 hand held.