The Abu Dhabi Desert

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The Abu Dhabi Desert

By |2018-07-31T16:26:08+00:00January 7th, 2014|Categories: Photography, Travel|Tags: , |0 Comments

The Abu Dhabi Desert. © Nicole S. Young (

A few months back one of the cool new places I was able to visit was Abu Dhabi. I was officially there for the Nokia World conference, but took some time to myself after the festivities to relax and photograph a brand-new location. I had never been to this part of the world before, and was really hoping to find a beautiful desert landscape.

I stayed at a remote hotel called Arabian Nights Village. I chose this place because it was out in the middle of nowhere … and it allowed me to get up at sunrise and walk out into the sand. There weren’t any clouds to speak of, but there was a nice haze in the air which, in this case, added a nice effect to the background. There were also some small tufts of green bushes scattered on the ground that added to the scene.

Overall, my trip in the desert was really amazing. Granted, I went three whole days alone without Internet, so I got a lot of reading and writing out of the way (it was incredibly hot during the day, and anyone who knows me knows that I’m more of a cool-weather type of person).

Here’s a behind-the-scenes from the above shot:


About the Author:

Nicole S. Young is a professional photographer and published author whose love of photography and teaching has grown into an online business where she creates training materials and resources for other photographers. Nicole is best known for her books on food photography, but is widely versed in a variety of photographic genres, including landscape, travel, lifestyle, and even underwater photography. You can learn more about Nicole's work on her website,

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