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Cityscape Dubai: Dubai City Photography

Dubai is one of the faster growing cities in the world with some incredible architecture and towering skyscrapers. I spent a week there capturing the city from below and from above. The city is a landscape/cityscape photographers paradise with incredible vantage points. All of these images were taken in 2014. I hope to go back soon to shoot more photography of the city soon.

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Dubai Marina Skyline, Cityscape Photography.

A Long Exposure image of the Dubai Marina Skyline at night. The water was calm and still giving some incredibly vivid reflections on the water. It can be tough to truly capture the sense of scale here. These skyscrapers are some of the tallest residential buildings in the world.

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Dubai Marina Skyline, Dubai Photography.
downtown Dubai cityscape photo
Downtown Dubai cityscape photo.

Here are three photos taken from different skyscrapers around the city. At night the city really came to life with all of the colorful lights.

Here is a photo of clouds zooming past the Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai. It was incredible to see the city from high above on a skyscraper.

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Long exposure Cityscape Dubai.

Capturing motion in Dubai is an easy task. The city is in constant motion with winding freeways, boat canals and air traffic.

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Dubai long exposure city photography, light trails.
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Dubai lightning city photography.

The best memory I have of Dubai, Here is the tallest building in the world (Burj Khalifa) being struck by lightning. A moment I will never forget. I really appreciate you all taking the time to check out this Dubai Photography series. If you would like to see more cityscape photography, check out my other collection of Shanghai Photography Click Here.


  1. Joanne Vega

    Beautiful pictures!!

  2. Ian Lewis

    It is just amazing. That last image, Michael. I think you should do a video telling how was the experience, and how did you manage to take that moment. You are a great inspiration, I have been into photography for half a year, trying my best to constantly improve composition and post processing /nowadays working to get a better camera/ and I want to become a great photographer. In a year from now I’ll start travelling, I will work my ass off to success as a photographer and then, when I go to US to shoot there, I hope we can meet and thank you for the inspiration you mean, have a beer and have a shoot together.

    Best regards from Chile,
    Ian Lewis
    Ps: Let me know if you ever come to Chile!

  3. Wow, beautiful images.

  4. Ridiculously flawless. Amazingly quality images.

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