Dubai Downtown’s Rainbow Skyline Seen from the Dubai Mall

The colorful and vibrant skyline of the Dubai Downtown, as seen from the Dubai Fountain area of the Dubai Mall, the lights casting long reflections in the water and the lights twinkling like stars. The towers in the skyline, including the Taj Hotel, are part of the Dubai Downtown and the walkway around the artificial lake surrounding the Burj Khalifa. The mesmerizing lights and colors of the skyline create to give a vibrant effect, ranging from violet and blue in the right to orange and red on the left. Dubai is a photographer’s paradise.

Skyline photography: Thirty-second long exposure with F/11 aperture and ISO100; camera mounted on a Sony VCT-R100 tripod.

The Night Skyline of the Dubai Marina and Jumeirah Beach Residences

The ‘poshest’ and most upscale location of not just Dubai, the UAE or the Middle East but maybe the world, the Dubai Marina lies still at night, glittering like a jewel. The towers are residential apartments of the Jumeirah Beach Residences, one side offering a view of the Marina and the other of the sea! Seen parked are yachts while lights reflect off the calm waters of the Marina. A long exposure photograph, this took quite some editing to come out this way.

Downtown Dubai Skyline Seen from The Dubai Mall

Dubai’s famed skyscrapers stand tall as the skyline of Dubai’s most prolific part of its financial district, Downtown Dubai, an area of very upscale hotels and office buildings, centered around the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall. This photo of Dubai in its myriad colors was taken from the Dubai Fountain viewing area of the Dubai Mall, across the manmade lake that surrounds the Burj Khalifa, the shallow water of which reflects the colors of the lights of the towers. Great view! If the photo looks oversaturated, that was purposeful, it looks striking on LCD HD screens.