Archive for December, 2012

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Dubai, UAE. Nov 26 2012 —  I tried out a tilt shift lens for the first time the other week for some architectural photography at The Galleries at Downtown Jebel Ali in Dubai.


(Photos by: Sarah Dea)


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DUBAI, UAE. Dec 14, 2012 — American actress Kristin Davis arrives on the red carpet during the Dubai Cares and Oxfam Charity Gala at Armani Hotel in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Dec 14, 2012 — (L to R) English actor Colin Firth watches as his wife Livia  is interviewed on the red carpet during the Dubai Cares and Oxfam Charity Gala at Armani Hotel in Dubai.

(Photos by: Sarah Dea/The National)

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SHARJAH, UAE. Dec 15, 2012 —  Jockey Wayne Smith leads the pack with his horse Bin Shamardal and places first during the thoroughbred race 3 at Sharjah Equestrian and Racing Club.

(Photos by: Sarah Dea/The National)

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A lot of people ask me what my day to day is like as a photojournalist, so I’ve decided to post a smattering of assignments that I might cover during a work week. As you can see, every day is different 🙂



DUBAI, UAE. Nov 21, 2012 – Scottish businessman Jimmy Long shares a moment with Calgacus, a Chestnut Colt horse, at Green Stables at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.


AL AIN, UAE. Nov 04, 2012 —  The ‘Tilapia’ lake, hidden behind sand dunes, is now fenced off to the public until more is known about the mysterious body of water near Al Ain.


ABU DHABI, UAE. Oct 12, 2012 — Arbitrage actor Nate Parker is photographed at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival at Emirates Palace.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 21, 2012  – A groomer washes a racehorse as the warm rays from the sunset seep into the Green Stables at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai.


AL AIN, UAE. Oct 24, 2012 — Vendors take turns receiving their goods from a transport truck that is being unloaded at the fish market  in Al Ain.


DUBAI, UAE. Dec 7, 2012 — Instructor Angela Pashayan leads an 8am yoga class near the waterfront at Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina on the second day of the Dubai Yoga and Music Festival.


ABU DHABI, UAE. Oct 13, 2012 — View during an aerial tour over Abu Dhabi in a Seawings 9 seat Cessna seaplane flown by pilot Andrew Kennedy.


DUBAI, UAE. Oct 03, 2012 — South African swimmer Chad Le Clos places first during the men’s 100m butterfly event during the FINA/ARENA Swimming World Cup 2012 at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 07, 2012 —  Scottish actor Gerard Butler is a watch ambassador for the Roger Dubuis brand and is photographed at the new boutique in Emirates Towers Boulevard in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 22, 2012 – British photographer Terry O’Neill poses next to some of his iconic musician portraits on display at The One in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 06, 2012 —   Veronica Munro, head of Leadership Effectiveness at Standard Chartered Bank, is photographed in the gardens at DIFC in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 18, 2012 — Hamad Al-Rahoomi, a Dubai FNC member, speaks during a question and answer session with Emiratis at the Cultural and Scientific Association in Dubai. SDEA230812-focalpoint01

DUBAI, UAE. Aug 23, 2012 – People escape the summer heat by heading in into the water at JBR Beach during sunset in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Oct 30, 2012 – Project D design duo Tabitha Somerset Webb and Dannii Minogue discuss their new collection at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Sept 25, 2012 – Teacher assistants Charis Ocampo and Maureen Bismack work with a six-year-old girl with special education needs at the Child Early Intervention Medical Centre in Dubai Healthcare City.


DUBAI, Nov 25, 2012 — Sandra Koder, managing partner and personal fitness trainer, leads a group of women in a pilates class at Motion Fitness Center in Dubai.


AL AIN, UAE. Nov 29, 2012 – A group of men perform Ayyala, an Arabic ancient song and dance form that emulates battle in  celebration of UAE’s 41th National Day in Al Ain city.


DUBAI, UAE. Nov 2, 2012 – A man walks to his car during the World Economic Forum in downtown Dubai.


DUBAI, UAE. Aug 22, 2012 – Construction crews demolish what’s left of the Al Habtoor Group’s Metropolitan Hotel off Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

All photos by Sarah Dea/The National

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Muscat, Oman. December 2012 – Jeremy and I took a road trip to Muscat over the National Day long weekend and enjoyed the sites in a city flanked by the rocky Western Al Hajar mountains.

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