A week in Dubai photographing the city mainly through the night and trying to get as many high vantage points as we could through the city. At night the city does come alive with the lights and colours.
While in Edinburgh, myself and a friend found a hotel in the centre of town that was being revamped and had scaffold outside. After a wee mooch we found a way up to the roof top and took a few photos.
Dubai is a great City for photography, not so much in the daytime but at night when the lights and neons come on makes for some great long exposure, night photography.
We got access to one of the high city skyscrappers to photograph off the roof, having a full 360 of the city from 80 floors up.
Dubai was on my list of places to visit to photograph for a while. Although the modern high rise futuristic look is maybe a little too much to live with on a daily basis it does make for some stunning photography. But it’s definitely a night time photography location with all the neons and lights everywhere. Which suits me fine as I love night photography.
I was on my way back from Australia to the UK with my good friend Alan Carter and as Dubai was on the way would have been rude not to visit and stay for a week. We had some great fun and got some great photos. We had a couple of fails where we went hunting for a shipwreck boat that had been moved and that cool looking sail hotel was a no go due to building work spoiling the location. But we got access to some hotel roofs to get some great high city shots.
Here is a few of my shots in and around Dubai from this trip. I’m sure I will be back for another visit soon!