Total Eclipse of My UAE Heart

Total Eclipse of My UAE Heart

01 Dec 2011
By Ahlanlive.com

For the first time ever readers were given the chance to win at this year's Best in Dubai awards in one-off photography competition celebrating the UAE's 40th National Day - read the winner's story here

To celebrate the 40th UAE National Day we asked you to send us your favourite photos taken in the UAE. From the hundreds of photos we received, the top 40 were shortlisted and featured online where everyone was invited to vote for their favourite.

Five voters were picked at random to win tickets to the prestigious Best in Dubai awards party and the top five photographs were displayed on the night, and the winner was announced.

With a more than 300 votes, Stephen Welling’s photograph, entitled Total eclipse of my UAE Heart, won the grand prize of a weekend in the incredibly photogenic Banyan Tree Al Wadi.

Stephen says, “This is a photo I took in the UAE during the eclipse over a period of five hours, with a shot taken every 10 minutes.”

Congratulations, Stephen. And thanks to all the other readers who voted on the My UAE photography competition and the awards this year. The Best in Dubai awards are the people’s choice and couldn’t happen without your valued feedback. Until next year...