have been taking photographs of beautiful landscapes of the U.A.E.
1999. Photography is my passion, not a profession. My passion of photography
has taken me from High Himalayan terrain to deep into the desert of
Empty Quarter (Rub Al Khali in Arabic)
the vast desert stretching about 250,000 square kilometer across the
border of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates is the world’s
largest sand deposit and the tallest dunes. Empty Quarter is absolutely
human uninhabitable due to extremely dry and hot day and cold night.
Beautiful dune ranges as high as 300 meters and Sabkhas (Green grassy
patches) with highly dry, heat and cold tolerable bushes are found
in the low valleys between those dune ranges are spectacular when
you stand up on a high dune. There is beauty on sand; amazing ripples,
layer after layer, shadows and lights that cannot be explained in
words. One has to be there to experience it once in a life time. Not
only the sand deposit; it has got its own kind of unique flora and
fauna in the desert ecosystem.
At the last, What I want to say
is that the UAE is not only full of sand everywhere; it has got sweet
water ecosystem, greenary, lagoons, mangrooves etc. There are places
where sands meet mountains and pristine beaches where fishermen pull
the fishing nets everyday. I have included a little it of everything
in this gallery.