This is a photograph of one of the most familiar sights in Dubai; the Burj al Arab hotel. It is reputedly the only 7 star hotel in the world and to stay in the most expensive suite for one night will set you back $15000 (fifteen thousand dollars US!!!). Apparently, since its opening in 1999 the hotel has never made a profit. The beaches immediately either side of it are private and full of security. It costs around £100 to gain access if you are a member of the general public. This picture was taken from one of the public beaches a little further away.
I took a few blue hour shots at first but the haze in the sky was terrible and the quality of the shots weren’t that good. So I waited for a darker sky and used the brightness of the spotlights to add illumination.
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