Discover more of the United Arab Emirates by drone

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In Search of Elysium: Aerial UAE in 4K

Ghadir Shaar

Created over a 10 month period, this short film by Ghadir Shaar is meant to show off the United Arab Emirates and all the country has to offer. See the UAE's sharp, rugged mountains and endless, sandy deserts, its sprawling city of Dubai with its world-renowned architecture (as well as the world's tallest skyscraper), camels, deserted towns, and stunning sunrises.  This video was AirVuz Drone Video of the Week, December Week 2 and is now a Drone Video Awards' Nature & Landscape nominee.

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Dubai: City of Life


The imposing yet perfectly arranged cityscape of Dubai enjoys a whole new look when captured via dronelapse, and top content creator Bachir Photo Factory knew just to pull this edit, which was nominated for Drone Video of the Week in October 2018 - together.  The glow of pulsing traffic at night, as well as the stunning night shots perfectly illustrate the busy, vibrant feel of modern Dubai. This is a nominee in the Cities category for the 2nd annual Drone Video Awards.

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Moreeb Dunes: The Sands of Time


The Moreeb Dunes in the United Arab Emirates contain some of the highest sand dunes in the world.  The highest such dune stands 300 meters (1k ft) above the desert floor, with a slope of nearly 50 degrees.  Top contributor Paul Vlad used the dunes as backdrop for this stunning drone video, featuring aerial footage of a car driving through the endless desert as well as a model standing atop one of the dunes.  Soak in the views from one of the world's most famous stretches of desert.

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Sand & The City


In one small corner of the UAE, one can see a desert, visually unchanged for centuries, juxtaposed against one of the world's most impressive skylines.  Top contributor Madebyvadim used a DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone, combined with Sony and Canon ground cameras, to create this short but amazing video montage of the great city rising from the dunes of the ancient desert.  

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Beautiful Abu Dhabi 4K Drone Footage

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The United Arab Emirates is comprised of seven semi-independent emirates, the largest and best known of which is Dubai.  The second largest is Abu Dhabi, which sits to the west of Dubai on the Persian Gulf.  Contributor Humzz used a drone to create this stunning aerial tour of the UAE's "second city", which has experienced less explosive growth compared to Dubai, yet which still boasts an impressive array of its own skyscrapers.   

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Rub Al Khali, the Empty Quarter


Rub' al Khali or Liwa Desert (also known as the Empty Quarter) is the largest contiguous sand desert in the world.  It covers much of the Arabian Peninsula, including most of the United Arab Emirates.  The UAE portion of the desert became much more well known following its appearance as the dusty world of Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the first of the Star Wars Sequel Trilogy.  In this video, you'll get an epic bird's eye view of Planet Jakku, courtesy of Verano47.

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Qasar Al Sarab

Fabio Knoll

Qasar Al Sahab is a five star resort in the heart of the Middle Eastern desert.  It's in the United Arab Emirates, not far from the great city of Dubai.  Top contributor Fabio Knoll created a stunning drone video of the recenly built resort, which sits at the edge of the so-called Empty Quarter, the largest uninterrupted area of desert in the entire world.  This area achieved a degree of fame by appearing as the planet Jakku in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015).

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Dubai Evolution: From Desert to Skyscrapers


Viewing the skyline of Dubai, one can't help but wonder how this major metropolis was carved out of the desert.  Contributor Bachir_Photo_Phactory uses a drone to show us visually the transition from the dry and desolate desert surrounding the city to the urban oasis that is Dubai.  The video includes astounding bird's eye views of Dubai’s most prominent skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa, the tallest tower in the world.

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Dubai's Marina District by DJI Mavic Pro

Andrey Mazurkov

While the most prominent skyscraper in Dubai is the Burj Khalifa Tower (the tallest building in the world since it opened), it's home to many other supertalls.  Many of these are located some distance from BK, in the Marina District.  The Marina is home to the next four tallest in the city, led by the Marina 101, which was completed in 2017 and stands 425 meters (just a bit under 1.4k ft.).  In this video, you'll get a great view of the Marina compliments of Andrey Mazurkov and his DJI Mavic Pro drone.

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Passing Moments in Dubai


The Dubai skyline is a canvas for creative aerial videographers.  The massive skyscrapers designed by some of the world's top architects can be presented in an infinite variety of ways.  Contributor The_Architect used his editing skills to create this montage of time-lapses showing some of the most iconic parts of the city. From beautiful, sunset beaches to foggy skyscrapers, experience Dubai in hyper-speed.

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Hatta Dam - UAE


Hatta is an area in the interior of the United Arab Emirates, about 135 km (90 mi) from the city of Dubai.  Situated in some small mountains, Hatta is usually considerably cooler than the city, and water is plentiful.  In the 1990's Hatta Dam was created to provide hydroelectric power to the area.  Top contributor Joe Images used a drone to create this amazing aerial view of the dam and the reservoir created by it.  

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A Foggy Morning in Dubai


It is hard to appreciate just how tall Dubai's skyscrapers are without some reference point.  One such reference is the clouds which occasionally show up in the form of fog rolling in to the city.  Contributor Moadh Bukhash used a drone to show the city immersed in a thick blanket of fog.  The aerial views of the skyscrapers towering above these clouds gives you a sense of the height to which these giants reach.  

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Desert Life

Aerial Eye Visuals

This may be the most cinematic aerial footage ever made of dune buggies.  Aerial Eye Visuals used a DJI Inspire drone to capture a group of friends driving their ATV's through endless sand dunes in a portion of the Arabian Desert near Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.  The ATV's in the sunset are beautiful to behold with a backdrop of the endless sands of the Empty Quarter (in Arabic, Rub' al Khali), the largest contiguous desert area in the world. 

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UAE: The Power of the Desert


Top contributor PaulVlad used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this remarkable aerial video of the desert of the United Arab Emirates.  It was taken around Al Madam, which is a small town in Sharjah, one of the emirates which makes up the country.  As you'll see from this video, this is serious sand dune country.  It's part of the so-called Empty Quarter, the largest contiguous desert area in the world. 

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The Arabic Illusion: Falcon Lens Award Winner


The renowned hospitality found in Abu Dhabi draws millions of tourists every year to this city in the UAE. Locals warmly host all guests, just as travellers across the desert were welcomed in centuries past.  In addition to these courtesies, tourists are also offered attractions like the Drive Yas Marina Curcuit and Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.  Top contributor Robin Maeter collaborated with Visit Abu Dhabi and Filmemacher Deutcheland to showcase the city in this impressive drone video for Etihad Airlines.

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Dubai | Welcome to My World


Contributor Moadh_Bukhash used a DJI Phantom drone to create this beautiful 60 second aerial tour of his home city Dubai.  This city in the United Arab Emirates is one of only nine cities in the top two categories of Alpha Cities designated by Globalization and World Cities Research Network.  You'll get some epic top-down views of the downtown streets, as well as some amazing views of the Burj Khalifa tower, the world's tallest building, which is nearly 30% taller than its closest competitor.

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Nature's Beauty in UAE


Treat yourself to this aerial tour of the expanses of the United Arab Emirates, compliments of contributor DxbDrone.  The video will take you into the desert territory of this country on the Arabian Peninsula, far from the towers of the UAE's two main cities.  This is the Empty Quarter (Rub' al Khali) a vast desert covering much of the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and their Persian Gulf neighbors.  It's the largest contiguous desert in the world, covering about 650k square km (about 250k square mi.) of territory.  

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Maliha Desert

Aerial Eye Visuals

Mleiha is a town in the Emirate of Sharjah, the United Arab Emirates. It is known for its Archaeological Center and is home to a number of significant sites, including Bronze Age tombs and pre-Islamic forts. The desert surrounding the town is part of the great Rub' al Khali, the largest contiguous desert area in the world, which covers much of the Arabian Peninsula.  Check it out from above in this stunning drone video of the area by contributor Aerial Eye Visuals. 


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Dubai in 4K!

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Best Dubai Drone Footage 4K

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Palm Jebel Ali - Dubai

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Camel Festival In UAE

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Gulf 12H Abu Dhabi

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When Nature Takes Over

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Jimbaran Bay