• Mohammed Shamaa

Capturing Bluewaters with My Lens

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Last month, I had a great time shooting at Bluewaters, the latest destination by Meraas, for two days. My photographic journey coincided with the UAE National Day celebrations, so it was a perfect opportunity to showcase the island's beauty and capture memorable moments during fireworks.

The Destination

Bluewaters is another attractive destination in Dubai with stunning views over the Jumeirah Beach Residence area and Dubai's skyline. The views are really unparalleled, and the destination is a prime place to spend great times outdoors.

JBR's Skyline as Seen from Bluewaters

Dubai Eye

The main attraction in this new destination is Ain Dubai (Dubai Eye), the largest ferris wheel in the world which is yet to be completed. In fact, it is so huge that it could barely fit in the frame if you want to capture it up close. Here are some shots I took of the Dubai Eye:

The island is connected to the JBR's beach with a foot bridge, a brilliant idea that provides breath-taking views onto JBR and Bluewaters at the same time.

National Day Celebrations

Bluewaters is the perfect place to enjoy watching fireworks that are usually held during UAE National Day celebrations, and even throughout other key annual events, such as the Dubai Shopping Festival. Here are some clicks:

I also had the chance to photograph some of the landmarks on the other side of the beach from Bluewaters using my long lens:


I spent a considerable time taking timelapse videos over two days. I combined these videos into one timelapse. You can watch it in HD below:

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