An opportunity not to be mist – Photographer captures amazing Dubai fog photos
These skyscrapers poking out above the clouds give a whole new meaning to the city skylines.
The incredible images of giant buildings soaring above Dubai’s thick fog make it appear as if penthouse residents and workers are living in their own dreamland.
At sunrise, the golden glow cast by the sun’s rays turns the clouds the colour of sand, as though the giant sand dunes have swept through the city.
And at night the street and car lights way below can only dimly penetrate the fog to reach the people above.
Rustam Azmi, an Indian business owner who has lived in Dubai for 28 years, took the pictures from the 88th floor of a tower in the marina and from the Index and Executive towers in the downtown area.
The 31-year-old said: “I have seen the golden age of Dubai development.
“I have seen Dubai skyscrapers rising from the desert. The development was a great vision by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad.
“Dubai fog season is very fascinating for photographers and for visitors also, as the high rise towers climb above the fog and give a dreamy effect.
“It’s a must-see thing if you are planning to visit Dubai. The problem is no one can predict when the next fog will roll in.
“It’s hard to select my favourite image, but if I had to pick one it would be when the first rays of sun fall on the fog.
“I first experienced the fog from a rooftop back in 2014 since then it has become a habit to see Dubai’s fog from a roof or from high-rise apartment.
“Dubai fog looks very dreamy, almost like a fairy tale, but it’s very risky also.
“The zero visibility makes driving very hard and on a roof top everything is very wet so you have to be very vigilant and cautious when walking.”