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A Dubai Rainstorm Timelapse from the World’s 2nd Tallest Residential Tower

As we are in April, the last days of the good weather in Dubai are coming to a close. We had one of the rare strong rainfalls last week here in Dubai. These weather conditions are very rare in the UAE, so I decided to document it as a short 2-minute time-lapse from where I am staying right now, the second tallest residential tower in the world.

Shooting the Dubai Skyline from a Balcony During Lockdown

Until yesterday it was more or less what I can call a total lockdown in Dubai, the city where I live. Today is a new day and we can leave the house following several guidelines. Hoping that life will go back to normal soon.

The World’s Most Spectacular Laser Show in Pictures

I was lucky to catch the "Light Up 2018" laser show while in Dubai this month. The Guinness World Record-breaking laser show was on repeat after its first showing during last New Year's Eve. Seeing it for the first time in real life really wowed me.

How I Captured Lightning Striking the Tallest Building in the World

My name name is Rustam Azmi, and I'm a photographer based in Dubai. I recently captured this photo of lightning striking the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper. In this post I'll share a little about how the shot was made.

How to Shoot Futuristic Cityscapes of Dubai

I recently went on a 2-week trip to Dubai, a city with a futuristic appearance that looks like it came straight out of a movie like Blade Runner. If you enjoy shooting cityscapes, Dubai is where your dreams come true.

This Photographer Kept Shooting As He Dangled from Burning Hotel in Dubai

One of the big stories this past New Year's Eve was the major fire that broke out at the 63-story Address Downtown Dubai hotel, which sits next to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building.

37-year-old photojournalist Dennis Mallari was one of the many people in the hotel when the blaze started. He found himself trapped on the 48th floor, where he had planned to shoot the city's firework displays at midnight.

This ‘Flow Motion’ Time-Lapse of Dubai is Insane

Time-lapse photographer Rob Whitworth has taken the idea of hyperlapses to the next level with his latest video, "Dubai Flow Motion" (shown above).

It offers a tour of Dubai through the lens of Whitworth's camera as it does seemingly impossible zooms through various perspectives, from the ground, into an airplane, to the top of the tallest building in the world, and then down to the bottom through the floors.

Heavenly Photographs of Dubai Skyscrapers Poking Through a Sea of Clouds

The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for its impressive skyline, which features the world's tallest building. Every so often, the city will become blanketed with a thick layer of fog that opens the door to beautiful photos of skyscrapers rising above clouds.

Daniel Cheong is one photographer who's always on the lookout for this particular photo opportunity. Over the years, he has built up an impressive collection of shots showing skyscrapers poking through Dubai fog.

HIPA Grand Prize Winner Looks Like It May be a Big Photoshop Fail

The photograph above by Chinese photographer China’s Fuyang Zhou just won $120,000 as the Hamdan International Photography Awards (HIPA) overall grand prize winner. The theme was "Creating the Future," and you can see why the photo won: it's a wonderful composition that captures the spirit of that theme. And yet, something seems off about it...

Phone Thief Unwittingly Gives Previous Owner a Photo Tour of His Life

This is Hafid. About 4 months ago, Hafid stole a phone from a German tourist who was vacationing on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Hafid didn't, however, delete the original owner's Dropbox app or disable the automatic upload feature.

So ever since the phone was stolen, she has received periodic updates about Hafid's life in Dubai, which she has kindly uploaded to a Tumblr blog, complete with humorous commentary.

Stunning Views Atop the World’s Tallest Building Come to Google Street View

Rising from the desert in the Middle East are mind-blowing structures and formations. One of those just happens to be the Burj Khalifa. It's the tallest man-made structure in the world, coming in at over a whopping 2,700 feet.

Wandering to the highest levels of this building is undoubtedly on the to-do list of many photographers. Magnificent views, beautiful architecture. But for those folks who don't foresee a trip to Dubai on the cards in the near future, Google has you covered.

The Mother of All Rooftopping Photos, On Top of the Tallest Building in the World

Rooftopping photography enthusiasts enjoy climbing to locations that would make most people's legs turn to jelly, pointing a camera straight down, and snapping a photo that commonly shows feet, a ledge, and a huge drop. While in Dubai for Gulf Photo Plus 2013, famed National Geographic photographer Joe McNally managed to snap the mother of all rooftopping photos, seen above. The Instagram snap was captured from the tip of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest manmade structure in the world.

World’s Largest Photo is Now a 45-Gigapixel Panorama of Dubai

Everything big is Dubai. They boast the world's tallest building, the world's largest shopping mall, and now the world's largest photograph. Gerald Donovan recently created the 45-gigapixel panorama of the Dubai skyline as a technical test to explore the limits of hardware and software. At the end of last year, the largest photo in the world was a 26 gigapixel shot of Dresden, Germany.