Posts Tagged ‘Abu Dhabi’



Liwa Desert, Abu Dhabi, UAE. September 11, 2016 – Our hotel was set in the Empty Quarter, aka Rub al Khali, one of the largest sand deserts in the world. Its rolling dunes were unending and its beauty unparalelled.

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Al Ain, UAE. August, 2016 – Excited to share something I worked on a few months ago with Gloria Magazine, the leading women’s fashion and lifestyle magazine in Finland. I got to spend time on a camel farm in Al Ain and document Lea Koivisto, an ivy league educated business woman who left the corporate world behind to raise camels and horses in the middle of the desert.

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ABU DHABI, UAE. December 11, 2014 – The 3rd International Festival of Falconry at Al Forsan International Sports Resort.

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AL WATHBA, UAE. November 27, 2014 – Some scenes from the annual Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival.

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DUBAI, UAE. May 15, 2013 – Fitness trainer Sarah Louise Crowther leads a session with her young clients Yara Helal, 9, Fouad Helal, 10, and Parisa Ghajar, 10, at a gym in Dubai.


ABU DHABI, UAE. June 1, 2013 – Pippa Keene does a headstand on a paddle board with Paddlers for the Planet.


Dubai, UAE. May 1, 2013 – Rain fell sporadically throughout the day in Dubai.


Dubai, UAE. April 17 2013 – Clinical scientist Eiman El Kassas isolates pre-processed blood samples for eventual stem cell extraction at the Dubai Cord Blood and Research Centre.


Abu Dhabi, UAE.  May 8, 2013 – Bulgarian opera singer Nellie Petrova is photographed in the lobby of Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, where she performs four times a week.


Dubai, UAE. April 16 2013 – Buildings in Dubai Media City are evacuated following an earthquake in Dubai.


Dubai, UAE. April 15 2013 – A pair of photographers find unorthodox ways to capture a media tour in Falconcity of Wonders.


Abu Dhabi, UAE. June 4, 2013 – Khalid Masood Syed, a resident on the 16th floor, directly above the apartment that burned, demonstrates how one of his bedroom windows was charred following the blaze in Al Sadaf tower on Electra street  in Abu Dhabi.


Dubai, UAE. May 31, 2013 – Haran Al Ghufli waves a UAE flag out of a Land Cruiser driven on two wheels by Mohammed Al Matlae at the Fast and Furious “Extreme Car Park” event at Studio City.


Dubai, UAE. May 30, 2013 – Yassin Matbouly, CEO and Partner of Supperclub MENA, is photographed at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.

(Photos by: Sarah Dea/The National)

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ABU DHABI, UAE. May 19, 2013 – People take in the beauty of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque at dusk.

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ABU DHABI, UAE. February 3, 2013 – Faith can manifest itself in many different ways.

(Photos by: Sarah Dea)

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Delma Island, ABU DHABI. January 42km – Delma Island is located 42 off the shore of Abu Dhabi and is one of the oldest known permanent settlements in the UAE.

(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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AL AIN, August 3, 2012 – Al Ain is a fertile oasis city 160 kilometres east of the Abu Dhabi capital. Its name literally means the spring in Arabic due to its abundance of fresh water.

(Photos by: Sarah Dea)

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