Town & City Photography
Dubai, Holiday Paradise On The Persian Gulf
I have visited a number of interesting cities in the last 25 years but none were so full of surprises as Dubai. The desert city situated on the Persian Gulf is impressive to say the least, no city has grown so quickly in such a short space of time. Artificial palm formed islands, the first 7 star hotel or the worlds tallest building are just a few of the many superlatives to be experienced in a metropolis where just 50 years previously there was nothing but sand dunes.
My first trip to Dubai in 2012 had to be one of the most amazing experiences visiting a city to date. It is incredible, not only what has been built here in the past 50 years but at what speed, at what expense & of what luxury. I only had a week to uncover some of the many sites of this desert city & I knew that I had my work cut out for me but I was ready for the challenge.
I just had to return to this fast living, fast growing city on the Persian Gulf to witness what has happened in the past 4 years. One development that is very apparent is the growing density of the population living & travelling around Dubai. The Monorail is almost always overcrowded & Sheikh Zayed Road has become very busy with traffic too.