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Dubai-Based Top Photographer Jef Anog Divulge Top Seven Picture-Perfect Places in UAE for Photoshoots the Most Photogenic Places in UAE

November 5, 2016 Destination Dubai No Comments Print Print Email Email

4-snoopy-island-fujairahJef Anog, one of Dubai’s sought-after fashion and lifestyle celebrity photographers reveal his top seven picture perfect places all around the Emirates suitable for all photography backdrop needs from pre-nuptial wedding photoshoots to high fashion editorial shoot. 

According to Jef, “Winter is here and photography aficionados will absolutely be out and about to capture the city’s phenomenal high rise buildings, futuristic infrastructures, iconic landscapes and culturally rich heritage sites. I have listed my favorite spots all around Dubai to be your guide for future photoshoots but also be responsible and do not forget to take the necessary permits”

1. BASTAKIYA BUR DUBAI

One of the most historical places in the Emirates. The ancient vibe of the neighbourhood will transpose you back to the 1890s – the era when it was built. This area is part of the old Dubai district – so for photographers who would like to create a romantic and authentic Dubai vibe to their photos, then this is your spot.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/10

Shutter Speed: 1/200 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 9:10 AM

2. GRAND MOSQUE ABU DHABI

This is Abu Dhabi’s key iconic infrastructure and is considered to be the key site for worship in the country.

It’s white exterior perfectly complements the sunny blue skies of the Emirates and would be perfect for any photoshoot requirements.

Reminder: This is a holy place so avoid making noise, dress up properly and avoid body contact to give respect and you can only do shoots outside or as per your permission.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/8

Shutter Speed: 1/100 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 4:10 PM

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3. MLEIHA ARCHEOLOGICAL CENTER SHARJAH

If you are looking for a desert location then this hidden desert in Sharjah is a perfect spot. The centre provides variety of areas where you could conduct a proper photoshoot such as the ‘Fossil Rock’, or Jebel Mleiha.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/11

Shutter Speed: 1/160 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 4:40 PM

4. SNOOPY ISLAND FUJAIRAH

This is UAE’s staycation spot for both tourists and residents. It is called Snoopy due to its large, cartoon dog-shaped rock just off the coast of Fujairah (which people thought it look like Snoopy), Snoopy Island has formed a coral reef teeming with sea life. This is a spot on location if you are looking for a sun, sea and sand composition.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/10

Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 3:15 PM

5. DOWNTOWN DUBAI

The centre of now. This area is Dubai’s centre of entertainment, gastronomy and shopping. Standing still around the corner is the magnificent Burj Khalifa, Dubai Opera and Dubai Mall. The Boulevard is a bustling and vibrant avenue packed with restaurants, hotels and outlets for a total relaxing weekend. This area is ideal for street photography and landscape shots.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/10

Shutter Speed: 1/125 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 5:00 PM

6. DUBAI MARINA

Dubai Marina is one of Dubai’s cosmopolitan district with a mix of residential towers, malls, iconic building and malls. It usually a host for numerous concerts and parties for its bustling bar and party scene. This location is recommended for nightlife and skyscrapers shots.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/ 8

Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 2:00 PM

7. DISCOVERY GARDENS DUBAI

Discover Gardens is located in a quieter district in Dubai – mostly residential. The best thing about DG is its green community and since there are a few people on the street, photoshoot will never be a hustle. You can enjoy the laid back country side feeling without going out of the city. The location is ideal for pre-nuptial wedding photoshoots or even fashion shoots.

To capture this photo, use the following:

Camera: Nikon D810

Aperture: F/ 10

Shutter Speed: 1/250 sec.

ISO 100

Best Time of the Day: 10:00 AM

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