Amazing pictures of Dubai from the sky - Marina and JLT - part one
What’s On serialises Wouter Kingma’s book, Dubai Aerial Tour. Part One shows professional pictures of Dubai Marina, JLT, JBR, Emirates Golf Club from above.
The beauty of Dubai and its architecture isn’t exactly a tough sell; it’s a city of breathtaking, record-breaking buildings stunning panoramas and feats of man-made brilliance unrivalled anywhere else in the world.
But what Wouter Kingma has done is package this wonder in a way not previously seen, in his book, ‘Dubai Aerial Tour’, which What’s On is serialising this week.
The book, packed with images taken from a helicopter above the city, sweeps up the reader in a journey throughout Dubai, capturing everything from historic locales like Bur Dubai and Deira, to modern neighbourhoods like Downtown, home to the Burj Khalifa, and Dubai Marina, unfurling like a flight plan from Al Ghusais and to the hinterland.
The photographer, himself a resident of the UAE for more than a decade, says the book is “about sharing visual stories of Dubai and celebrating the city from an aerial perspective”.
He says: “Taking photographs of this city, home to a distinct fusion of heritage, culture and innovation, proved to be a highly satisfying experience for me.”
In Part One of our series, we profile one of the newer districts of Dubai, the Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residence and Jumeirah Lake Towers. As the week progresses, you’ll see amazing images of the coastline, Downtown and the desert.
DUBAI MARINA The largest man-made marina in the world, the Dubai Marina is a microcosm of the city’s cultural diversity. It not only has one of the largest berthing spaces in the Arabian Gulf, but also the greatest concentration of some of the world’s tallest residential buildings.
JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE is located beside the Dubai Marina and is one of the largest waterfront properties in the region. Its primary attraction, The Walk at JBR, is lined with multiple hotels and boutiques, and is also considered one of the city’s best locales for al fresco dining.
JUMEIRAH LAKES TOWERS (JLT) has become one of the defining developments of new Dubai. The community is configured in the form of clusters that boast multiple residential and commercial high-rises, as well as retail stores and facilities that have mushroomed since JLT’s inception in 2007.
EMIRATES GOLF CLUB With over twenty-five years as a destination of choice for both amateur and professional golfers from across the world, the Emirates Golf Club is the oldest golf course of its kind in the region. Its famous championship links have hosted legends like Seve Ballesteros, Colin Montgomerie, Ernie Els, Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.
EMIRATES LIVING Set behind JLT, is Emirates Living, an exclusive living experience offering the best in recreation and amenities, and made up if Arabian Ranches, Meadows, The Springs and Emirates Hills.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Let photographer Wouter Kingma talk you through the making of his amazing book.