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Deserts of the United Arab Emirates


Date: 25th - 30th January 2016

Deposit: £300.00

Join Antony Spencer and Timo Lieber on a voyage into some of the worlds most photogenic sand dunes in the United Arab Emirates.

Our journey begins with a drive through the desert to our first hotel, the 5 star desert oasis of Qasr AL Sarab. This high end luxurious resort will be our base for the first three nights of the tour. The resort is situated between some of the most beautiful sand dunes imaginable. Just a short walk from our base will provide endless views across the aptly named Empty Quarter.Here there is nothing to spoil the view. The dunes run for hundreds of miles without any distracting elements. We will be able to photograph both wild and captive camels, including lines of camels led by local arabic guides. These will give us many images of a more travel nature, arranging the scene so that all the elements come together perfectly.
We will also be using adapted vehicles at time to really push further into the dunes and have more of exploration in the arid wilderness. Driving through the dunes is an experience in itself!

After three nights we move to our next destination Liwa Oasis in the Rub Al Khali Desert. Here we have more desert scenery to explore. Very close to the border of Saudi Arabia and the southernmost settlement in the UAE. Once we leave the town itself we are again surrounded by more incredible dunes from which to make images with even more options to use camels and vehicles etc.

Please note- Our journey will begin and end in Dubai. A certain level of fitness will be required to walk around in sand for periods of time. We will be staying out of the midday sun as much as possible so will be concentrating our time in the mornings and evenings.

Your Tutors

Antony Spencer

Antony Spencer

Antony has always had a keen interest in photography and started taking photography more seriously in 2007 with the purchase of his first digital SLR. His short time with a digital camera makes his 2010 win of the coveted Landscape Photographer of...


Timo Lieber

Timo Lieber

Timo Lieber is a London-based aerial and landscape photographer, best known for his distinctive take on our world from above. He gets inspired by the environment and the complex interplay of elements that form some of nature’s most incredible...


  • 25th - 30th January 2016


  • USD - $3818.85 / Deposit: $459.18

    EUR - €3376.98 / Deposit: €406.05

    The above conversions are only to help give you an estimated cost. Prices at the time of checkout may vary.

  • 6

  • Accommodation, breakfasts, transportation during the tour, tuition from Antony Spencer and Timo Lieber.

  • Meals not mentioned, international flights, insurance.

  • UAE01

  • English

  • Moderate Exertion Moderate Exertion

    Moderate - These tours involve some walking, perhaps sometimes in towns, or on well developed trails. There may be a limited amount of uphill walking.

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