A Desert with Skyscrapers & Modern Architecture

Way back in the UAE. The heat from the Arabian sun is causing water droplets to form on my forehead as I walk in temperatures ranging from 90-110 degrees depending on the time of day. The United Arab Emirates is a beautiful land with lots of culture, but with that culture comes certain guidelines that one must follow.

I stay in the UAE for 2 years and worked as an Architect in one of the Arab Company base in Sharjah. Through my stay in this country,  I’m hooked into photography and become my past time.  Lets walk around UAE and see the sights with their famous Structure Design and Architecture.

Always Stoked for a shoot

Burj Khalifa, known as Burj Dubai before its inauguration, is a megatall skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. It is the tallest structure in the world, standing at 829.8m Located in Downtown Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Burj Khalifa

The Burj Al Arab is one of Dubai’s most famous landmarks, its sailboat-shaped silhouette emerging from the sea. The hotel, which opened in 1999, declared itself the world’s first seven-star hotel.

563126d5c406c560343dfdf0_burj-al-arab-dubai-cr-alamyBurj Al Arab

The Aldar headquarters building is the first circular building of its kind in the Middle East. It is located in Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

aldar-building-abu-dhabiAldar Headquarters

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and is considered to be the key for worship in the country.

9.4_.sheik-zayed-grand-mosque_.jpgSheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

The Jumeirah Emirates Tower is a 5 star hotel, located in the centre of Dubai close to both business districts and tourist attractions.


Emirates Tower

The Princess Tower is a 101 storey, 413.4 m tall residential-only skyscraper located in the Marina district of Dubai, UAE. Princess Tower was the world’s tallest residential building and is currently the 20th tallest in the world.

Elite-Princess-from-Sea-2012-M-600x400.jpgPrincess Tower

Cayan Tower, known as Infinity Tower prior to its inauguration, is a 306-metre-tall, 73-story skyscraper in Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Cayan Real Estate Investment and Development.

24.jpgCayan Tower

 Jumeirah Beach Hotel is one of Dubai’s most instantly recognisable structures.This sprawling beachfront hotel in a striking building with a wavelike shape overlooks the Arabian Gulf and is 6 km from the indoor ski resort Ski Dubai at the Mall of the Emirates.

jumairah_beach_hotel.jpgJumeirah Beach Hotel

The Ibn Battuta Mall is a large shopping mall on the Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai close to Interchange 6 for Jebel Ali Village.

4948480133_3ab9b379ebIbn Battuta Mall

Atlantis, The Palm. Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island with views of the Arabian Gulf, this luxurious resort is 14 km from Wild Wadi Water Park and 15 km from Mall of the Emirates.

6968709-dubai-atlantis.jpgAtlantis, The Palm

Capital Gate is a skyscraper in Abu Dhabi adjacent to the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre designed with a striking lean. At 160 m and 35 stories, it is one of the tallest buildings in the city and inclines 18° to the west.


51662769Capital Gate

And all I can say is Wow…!!! “pagka datu sa UAE” Some criticize UAE architecture because of the wonderful modern buildings that are recently build in the country. They say that the country has lack of identity and that it is influence by other cultures specially the west. But I would say, I will be back and see you again UAE and continue to shoot your newly build skyscrapers and fantastic Architectural Designs.





2 thoughts on “A Desert with Skyscrapers & Modern Architecture

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s