When I saw the massive sun like a ball of fire setting in the horizon while the Philippine Airlines gradually descends on the runway of Dubai International Airport, I practically confirmed to myself before I deplane that I will live a new life in the UAE.
From 2014 until the present day, during holidays and days off from work, I have been trying my best to document some of the most memorable places that I’ve seen, either on photos and on text, here on my blog and on my other social media sites.
With utmost pride, here are 24 of my outstanding images taken in United Arab Emirates that garnered hundreds to thousands of likes from followers of my own gallery, @iamdocgelo and other hugely followed GCC and Dubai-based IG accounts. I hope that with these photographs, local and foreign tourists will continue to appreciate UAE, the same as we do, as we consider the emirates as our current community and our beloved second home!
*All photos were taken using my mirrorless cam, Fuji XA2. Feast your eyes. Enjoy!
- Burj Al Arab | 92,400 likes | @Dubai
- Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai | 58,172 likes | @Dubai.
- Sunset Beach, Jumeirah, Dubai | 10,355 likes | @MyDubai.
- Metropolis | 11,551 likes | @PicsDubai
- Atlantis The Palm | 8,595 likes | @PicsDubai
- Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary | 7,064 likes | @Visit.Dubai
- Dubai Desert Safari | 7,810 likes | @MyDubai
- Old Dubai, Deira Creek | 7,165 likes | @MyDubai.
- Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab | 3,063 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai | 2,661 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi | 1,027 likes | my own @IamDocGelo
- Dubai International Financial Centre | 2,515 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Iranian Mosque, Al Satwa, Dubai | 1,363 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Dubai as viewed from Level 43, Four Points by Sheraton | 3,713 likes | @PicsDubai
- Burj Khalifa, Dubai | 1,477 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai | 6,576 likes | @PicsDubai
- Dubai viewed from a Gyrocopter flight | 2,492 likes | @AmazingDubai_
- Atlantis The Palm | 7,582 likes | @PicsDubai
- Foggy morning in Dubai | 3,317 likes | @PicsDubai
Good morning Dubai. Photo by @iamdocgelo #Dubai #MyDubai #DubaiCity #DubaiLife #PicsDubai #PhotoOfTheDay #PicOfTheDay #InstaLike #City #Skyline #Skyscraper #Design #love #instagood #happy #Nice #unforgettable #magical #uae #paradise #beautiful #touchthesky #sky #day #luxury #goodmorning #foggy #week
- Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach | 218 likes | @DubaiOFW
- Business Bay, Dubai | 2,297 likes | @DubaiPage
Spotted Swiss cheese building in Dubai 🧀 #DUBAI #🇦🇪 By @iamdocgelo #BussinessBay #DubaiWaterCanal #TheCentreOfNow #DubaiDowntown #DowntownDubai #DubaiCity #DubaiHighLife #MyDubai #DubaiUAE #UAE #DXB #UnitedArabEmitates #Emirates #DubaiLuxury #DubaiPhotographer #UAEPhotographer Remember to follow @DubaiPage & hashtag #DubaiPage to get a chance to be featured!
- Foggy DIFC | 1,159 likes | @TopMidEastPhoto
- Mall of the Emirates taken from a Gyrocopter flight | 203 likes | @DubaiTravelBlog
- Dubai Metro | 1,957 likes | my own @IamDocGelo
🚉 Good morning, #Dubai! I've taken the metro and subways in Moscow, Manila, Singapore, Saint Petersburg, Rio de Janeiro, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur and perhaps a few more and I love all these places however, the most efficient, the cleanest, the safest and practically, the best #Metro in the world is found here in my current second home. Agree? And have I told you it's also the world's longest automated and unmanned rapid railway network? It's uncomplicated and passenger-friendly too! And the list goes on!
- Sheikh Zayed Grand Masjid, Fujairah | 522 likes | my own @IamDocGelo