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Showreel from the Middle East

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Surface Aerials Showreel

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Enjoy this outstanding drone reel from the Middle East, compliments of contributor Surface Aerials.  The video features an amazing array of footage from across the region, ranging from the endless desert of the Empty Quarter to the skyscrapers of Dubai.  Starting at :33, there's a great action sequence involving a small motorized caravan, and at :52 you'll see the experimental Dubai air taxi vehicle.  Other highlights include the massive Burj Al Arab hotel in Dubai (1:24), the skyline of Dubai's "sister city", Abu Dhabi (1:34), and more.  

Iraq by Drone

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Iraq | A Big Misconception by Drone

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Top contributor lucaputzer brings us this stunning drone drone travel reel from Iraq, one of the last frontiers for drone pilot-travelers.  It opens with an epic FPV drone shot racing toward the Great Mosque of Samarra, north of Baghdad, followed by shots of Samarra's gold-domed Al-Askari Shrine.   At the :13 mark and again at :51, there are incredible shots of the Great Mosque's spiral minaret.  At :35, you'll see the Wadi-us-Salaam cemetary (the world's largest) in the central city of Najaf, followed by Baghdad's Al-Khulafa Mosque.

Palestine by Drone

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Palestine 4K l Like Never Seen Before

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Top AirVuz creator and 2023 DVOY nominee Muhamad AbuShakra brings us this stunning drone video of Palestine, the historical region of the Middle East now covered by the modern-day States of Israel and Palestine.  The video shares the magnificent natural and cultural scenery of this magical land, which played an important role in the birth of three major world religions.  Featured locations include the towns of Umm al-Fahm, Haifa, and Acre in northern Israel and the West Bank (Palestinian) towns of Nazareth, Bethlehem, Jericho, and Nablus.   

Aerial Tour of Jordan

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E L E M E N T S - Jordan 4K Aerial

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Top AirVuz contributor Ghadir Shaar, a Finalist for the Drone Video Awards for his video from the United Arab Emirates, created this DVOW winning piece from a different Middle Eastern country: Jordan. Created in collaboration with the Jordan Tourism Board, the video opens with footage from the other-worldly Wadi Rum Desert. Other highlights include the Citadel of Amman at the :47 mark, the shores of the Dead Sea (:55), the great Petra ruins complex in the Arabah Valley (1:30), the amphitheater ruins at Jerash (1:42), and more.  

United Arab Emirates by Drone

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In Search of Elysium: Aerial UAE in 4K

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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.

Turkey by Drone

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Turkey

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Top contributor Fabio Knoll was nominated as a finalist for the first annual Drone Video Awards for this magnificent piece from Turkey.  The video opens with some magnificent aerial footage of Istanbul, including the Sultan Ahmed Mosque (aka the Blue Mosque), the Golden Horn, Galata Tower, Rumeli Fortress, the Bosphorus bridges, and other sights from Turkey's largest city.  Most of the latter part of the video was filmed around the famous "fairy tale" chimneys of the Cappadocia area in the central part of the country.    

Aerial Tour of Iraq

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العراق كما لم تَرَهُ من قبل.. في ٧ دقائق فقط..! Iraq as you have never seen before

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Take an aerial tour of the fascinating Middle Eastern nation of Iraq in this incredible seven+ minute captioned piece by new AirVuz contributor and drone pilot isam_alsarray.   The video features footage from the following 14 locations, listed in order of first appearance: Basra, Maysar, Dhi Qar, Muthanna, Wasit, Najaf, Karbala, Babil, Al Anbar, Salah ad-Din, Nineveh, Erbil, Sulay Maniyah, and Baghdad.  Iraq covers a land area of over 435k square km (around 170k square mi.) and has a population of almost 40 million as of 2020.

Abu Dhabi by FPV

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Sandscape: Abu Dhabi by FPV

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Johnnyfpv is the undisputed king of the emerging art form known as cinematic first-person view.  In contrast to freestyle FPV or competitive FPV racing, with cinematic FPV the pilot's goal is to maximize the visual impact of the video captured. In this he has succeeded spectacularly; his work has appeared in TV commercials, music videos, and feature movies, and he has one of the largest social media followings of any drone pilot.  This video earned a nomination in the Cinematic FPV category at the NYCDFF.

JohnnyFPV in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia - Johnny FPV

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Top first-person view (FPV) pilot and drone racer JohnnyFPV, who travels the world making FPV freestyle videos, created this magnificent video from Mada'in Saleh, an archaeological site in northwestern Saudi Arabia.  With full permission from the requisite authorities, he gives us a unique view of one of the most iconic desert landscapes from the vantage of a quad-mounted GoPro. This was the winning video in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards in the Cinematic FPV category and was FPV Video of the Year.

Gilan: Iran's Rainforest Province

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Iran Nature In 4k

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Take in these marvelous drone views of northern Iran, compliments of top contributor rezarafizadeh.  This DVOW nominated film was shot over Gilan, one of the northernmost of the 31 provinces of this giant Middle Eastern country.  Belying popular conceptions of what Iran "looks like", Gilan's landscapes couldn't be more different from those of the desert regions to its south.  Hugging the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, the province is largely covered by mountainous rainforest, receiving as much as 190 cm (75 inches) of annual rainfall! 

Drone Tour of Oman

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Oman

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In this video, top content creator Huettehuette skillfully combines drone and ground camera footage to memorialize an epic 10 day road trip through the Middle Eastern nation of Oman.  The country occupies the western end of the Arabian Peninsula, with neighbors (counter-clockwise from the northwest) United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Yemen.  Ride along for epic 4x4 rides through the desert, camping, boating in the Indian Ocean, and other adventures in this largely unknown Sultanate.  

DVA Nominee from Abu Dhabi

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The Arabic Illusion: Falcon Lens Award Winner

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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.

Iran 2020 Drone Reel

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My 2020 Trips in Iran

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Top AirVuz contributor and pilot rezarafizadeh secured his second Drone Video of the Week Finalist spot with this excellent 2020 drone reel from his native Iran.  For viewers who associate this giant Middle Eastern country only with arid desert, this video will come as a big surprise.  The video was filmed in Iran's northern provinces, which run through the mountains ringing the southern Caspian Sea and are seemingly a world apart - these are lands of forested mountains, with near-rainforest climatic conditions.  

Lebanon by Drone

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Rise Above Lebanon

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Lebanon is a land of stunning Mediterranean coastline, snow-capped mountains, verdant valleys, puncutated by the highly cosmopolitan capital city of Beirut.  Contributor Riseaboveearth works with travel companies and tourism bureaus to create travel content.  To make this video of Lebanon (commissioned by the Lebanese Ministry of Tourism), they spent five months filming Lebanon from above using a drone, capturing the stunning diversity of this incredible Middle Eastern country.

Kuwait City: Nighttime Dronelapse

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Kuwait at night

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Check out this stunning nighttime dronelapse of Kuwait City, compliments of contributor mungkey.  Situated near the middle of the country's Persian Gulf coastline, Kuwait City is home to about half the country's population.  The video includes some epic shots of the ball-shaped Kuwait Towers as well as Al Hamra Tower, the 80 floor architectural masterpiece which is the country's tallest skyscraper, standing 414 meters (about 1.35k ft.).  This video was picked as a DVOW winner in July, 2019.  

Dubai from Above

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Dubai Travel Cinematic Footage | Day and Night of Exotic and Luxury City

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Multiple DVOW Winner oculusfilms brings us this fantastic drone video from the emirate of Dubai, which is part of the United Arab Emirates.  The video opens with some brilliant shots of the Marina District, an ultra-modern high-rise neighborhood just south of the CBD.  Then you'll get an overhead of the E11 highway, the main artery of the city.  At the :24 mark, you'll see the Atlantis The Palm hotel on (man-made) Palm Jumeirah archipelago.  Other highlights include the Jumeirah Mosque (:48), the Ain Dubai Ferris Wheel (1:27), and more.  

Beautiful Destinations in Cappadocia, Turkey

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Cappadocia

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Johnny and the Beautiful Destinations team traveled to Cappadocia, Turkey to capture this area often filmed by influencers and camera drone pilots, but rarely by FPV. The film features the region's most recognizable visuals: hot air balloons, the 'fairy tale' rock formations, wild horses, and stone-built towns. While there, they experienced high temps, snow, and rain, giving the impression this was filmed over months, not days. This incredible video won in the Landscape category of the 6th Annual NYCDFF.

Middle East Drone Demo Reel

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Expand Your Horizon - Full Aerial Production

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Top AirVuz contributor nezartash has a well-earned reputation (through his company, Glider Aerial Company) as one of the top aerial videographers in the Middle East region.   In this outstanding demo reel, he brings us the highlights of his commercial work, including some amazing first person view (FPV) drone sequences.  It features a great mix of landscape, urban, and action scenes.  Highlights include some epic scenes chasing motorcycles and ATV's through the deserts of Saudi Arabia, skimming the waters of the Persian Gulf, and more.  

Iran's Gilan Province

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IRAN / Gilan -Amazing Land - Cinematic Footage [4k] - Dji Mavic Pro

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Contributor s.s.mirrahimi used a DJI Mavic Pro drone to create this stunning aerial tour of an area of northwestern Iran.  Gilan Province, is one of the 31 which make up this giant Middle Eastern nation.  Gilan occupies roughly the western half of the country's coastline on the Caspian Sea, the world's largest inland body of water. Much of the province is covered in forested mountains; with the heaviest rainfall in the country, its climate is considered subtropical. This video was a DVOW nominee in June 2019.

Doha: Capital of Qatar

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Doha, Qatar

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Check out this amazing drone video of the fantastically wealthy Persian Gulf city of Doha, by top contributor Fit Lam Studios. Doha is the main city of Qatar, which has the distinction of being the world's wealthiest country measured by per capita income (as of 2017).  With a metropolitan population of nearly 2.5 million, Doha is the home of almost nine in ten Qataris.  Doha sports an impressive skyline, with nearly two dozen skyscrapers over 150 meters (500 ft.) in height and more under construction as of early 2019.

Moreeb: World's Highest Sand Dunes

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Moreeb Dunes: The Sands of Time

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The Moreeb Dunes in the United Arab Emirates contain some of the highest sand dunes in the world.  The highest stands 300 meters (1k ft) above the desert floor, with a slope of nearly 50 degrees.  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.  The Dunes are in a part of the Arabian Desert commonly known as the Empty Quarter, one of the world's largest contiguous desert areas.  

Jordan: Wadi Rum, Petra, and More

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VISIT JORDAN

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Top contributor and drone pilot Chris Borg put together this amazing trip reel from the Middle Eastern country of Jordan.  Two of the main areas featured have become famous as filming locations.  The first is the Wadi Rum Desert, located in the southern part of the country, which was used for Lawrence of Arabia (1962) and later the 2015 edition of the Star Wars series.  The other is the ancient city of Petra, which has been featured in numerous movies, most famously Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989).

Abu Dhabi: The UAE's Second City

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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 and which accounts for nearly 90% of the total land area of the UAE.  Contributor Humzz used a drone to create this stunning aerial tour of the Abu Dhabi's namesake capital.  The UAE's "second city", Abu Dhabi has experienced less explosive growth compared to Dubai, yet still boasts an impressive array of its own skyscrapers.   

War-Torn Mosul, Iraq

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Mosul

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Mosul is a war-torn city of Iraq on the Tigris River. Professional award-winning drone cinematographers Kelly’s Heroes traveled to document Mosul for a Belgian television series. Unfortunately, war is not new to this area: Mosul lies on the ruins of the great Assyrian capital of Nineveh, once the world's largest city.  Its sacking in 612 BC killed untold thousands and was one of the most consequential events of ancient history. This video was a Finalist in the Drones for Good category in the second annual DVA's. 

Tel Aviv: Modern Israel

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Tel Aviv-Jaffo, Israel: DJI Inspire 2 Footage

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The Tel Aviv-Jaffo urban area on Israel's Mediterranean shore, the second largest city in the country after Jerusalem (and the center of its largest metropolitan area), is a study in contrasts.  Jaffo is an ancient port city with multiple references in the Bible.  Lying a bit to the north of Jaffa, Tel Aviv is a modern city, founded in 1909 by members of the Zionist Movement.  Contributor Ruslan Paul used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create an amazing aerial tour of the area, with its strikingly different core cities.

Protest March on the Gaza Strip

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Gaza Strip: Great Return March

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In this video, a drone pilot managed to capture the Great March of Return, a six month series of protests in Gaza, a strife-torn corner of the Middle East.  Captured by Israel in the Six Day War of 1967, Gaza was granted partial autonomy in 1994 under the Oslo Accords.  Since a takeover of the Gaza government by Hamas in 2007, it's been the scene of much strife as Israel sealed off the territory in response. This video is a nominee in the 2nd Annual Drone Video Awards' Drones for Good category.

Samarra, Iraq

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تصوير جوي لكربلاء المقدسة ممتع وجميل

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Here is an amazing aerial look at the Iraqi city of Samarra, located a short distance upstream from the capital city Baghdad on the Euphrates River.  The focus of the video is the gold-domed Al-Askari Shrine, the city's most distinctive landmark. Built in the 10th century AD, it's one of the most important Shia shrines in the world.  The shrine was heavily damaged in a bombing that occurred in February 2006, during the height of the sectarian violence which broke out following the fall of Saddam Hussein.

Kessab, Northwestern Syria

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Kesab City, Syria

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Contributor Whitelilynights created this remarkable drone video of Kessab, an important city in the Middle Eastern nation of Syria.  It's situated in the northwestern corner of the country, near the border with Turkey.  Unlike the arid landscape of most of the country, the area around Kessab is densely forested and is a popular vacation spot for travelers seeking more temperate climates is this mountainous area.  Kessab was an Armenian settlement and its population even today is largely of Armenian ethnicity.   

A City in Iraqi Kurdistan

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The beautiful view of my city Iraq,kurdistan,akre

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Check out this beautiful drone video of a city in the mountains of northern Iraq, compliments of contributor itzzz lawand.  Aqrah is one of the larger cities of Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-automous region which covers much of the northern portion of this Middle Eastern country.  Aqrah is situated in the Nineveh Governorate, one of the 19 provinces into which Iraq is divided.  Iraqi Kurdistan is part of the broader historical/ethnic region of Kurdistan, which also covers portions of Turkey and Iran.

The Dunes of Dubai

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The Dunes of Dubai

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Former Drone Video of the Week Winner and 2023 DVOY nominee oculusfilms brings us this magnificent drone video from the sand dunes of the vast Empty Quarter desert in Dubai, one of the kingdoms which makes up the United Arab Emirates.  Also known as the Rub' al Khali, the Empty Quarter covers roughly the southern one-third of the Arabian Peninsula, including much of the UAE and portions of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Oman.  With a land area of about 250k square mi. (around 650k square km), it's considered one of the world's largest continuous deserts.  

Istanbul: Where The Middle East Meets Europe

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Istanbul Aerial shot 2019

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In Istanbul, the Golden Horn is a natural peninsula which separates the area known as Old Istanbul from the rest of the greater city.  To best appreciate this historically and geographically significant area (as well as the stunning red roofs, mosque spires, and busy Bosphorus Strait), one simply can watch this beautiful Drone Video of the Week nominee by content creator aedincer.   With modern skyscrapers in the backdrop, these aerial views reflect of the city’s storied history and beautiful architecture.

Masuleh: Ancient Iranian City

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Masuleh: Ancient City

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Contributor Rezarafizadeh used a drone to create this remarkable aerial view of the ancient Iranian city of Masuleh.  It's located in the northwestern corner of the country, in the province of Gilan near the southern shore of the Caspian Sea.  The city was founded during the Antiquity, in the first century AD.  As you'll see in the video, it's literally built into a mountain.  For reasons that will be clear, it's been said in the town that "the yard of the building above is the roof of the building below".

UAE 2019 Reel

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Reel 2019

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Bachir_Photo_Phactory is one of the top content creators in the AirVuz community; he has been picked as a finalist for multiple awards and contests.  In this incredible piece, you'll get to see the highlights of his work over the course of 2019.  Most of the footage was captured in the United Arab Emirates, beinning with some epic shots of the Empty Quarter - the world's largest contiguous desert.  From there you'll see a series of "action" shots, including some great work with shadows, before heading to the skyscrapers of Dubai.  

Diving Dubai's Burj Khalifa

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Diving the Tallest Building in the World - Burj Khalifa

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What happens when the world's best freestyle first-person view (FPV) pilot takes on the planet's tallest building?  Find out in this epic piece by johnnyfpv, who managed to dive the Dubai's Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest skyscraper.  Completed in 2010, the 154 story behemoth rises nearly a kilometer (over a half a mile) into the sky - it's architectural height is 828 meters, or just over 2.7k feet. This video earned a nomination in the Cityscape category at the 6th Annual New York City Drone Film Festival.

Zekreet, Qatar

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Zekreet,Qatar

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Contributor Fotog.farhan created this beautiful aerial video of the area around Zekreet, in the Middle Eastern nation of Qatar.  Zekreet is located in the northwest part of the country, which lies in the northeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula.  Like so much in this oil-rich state, Zekreet's modern existence owes itself to proximity to Qatari oilfields and the equipment needed to produce them.  It's also home to the Zekreet Fort, a fortification which is believed to be about 200 years old.    

Camel Desert Crossing

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Visuals of Life-The Camel Crossing

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One of the fascinating things about the United Arab Emirates is the way that the very old and traditional scenes of its hinterlands contrasts with the modernity of it cities.  In this drone video by PaulVlad, you'll get an aerial view of a very traditional scene - a group of camels crossing the UAE desert.  Not so far geographically from the skyscrapers of Dubai, it would be almost impossible to distinguish this scene from one which could have been filmed (albeit not from a drone) two hundred years ago.  

The Dead Sea Region of Israel

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ARAVA DESERT & DEAD SEA

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Check out these fantastic drone videos from southern Israel, compliments of AirVuz contributor and pilot jameelkjhair.  Much of the video was filmed over the region of Arabah, which extends from the southern end of the Dead Sea to roughly the town of Eilat, on the Gulf of Aqaba (an inlet of the Red Sea).  At the :35 mark of the video, there's a great shot of the Mar Saba Monastery, a Greek Orthodox complex which is one of the oldest inhabited monasteries. which is roughly halfway between the northern end of the Dead Sea and Jerusalem.  

FPV: Neom, Saudi Arabia

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Neom City - Saudi Arabia vision 2030 - NezarTash

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This is one cinematic, 4K FPV video, flown by pilot nezartash in Saudi Arabia. He’s taking us to three very unique, different and important destinations. First is Madain Saleh, the first UNESCO site in Saudi Arabia, oftentimes compared to Jordan’s Petra. Around 300 kilometers north of Medina, Al Ula was an important trade hub for the ancient Lihyanites and is now scattered with historic ruins. Finally, Neom is a planned cross-border smart city with technology that makes it a major tourist destination. 

Jordan's Wadi Rum Desert

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Wadi Rum Desert, Jordan

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Wadi Rum is a desert valley lying in the southern portion of the Middle Eastern nation of Jordan.  Known for its spectacular rock formations, it was chosen as the primary shooting location for the legendary 1962 film Lawrence of Arabia starring Peter O'Toole. In later years, Wadi Rum "stood in" for the desert moon of Jedha in the 2015 Star Wars film The Force Awakens and the 2019 installment, the Rise of Luke Skywalker.  Award-winning contributor Fabio Knoll created this marvelous drone's eye view of the great desert.   

Lebanon Pro Drone Reel

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ShowReel By Carlos Haidamous - An Eye In The Sky of Lebanon

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Check out this magnificent drone reel from the tiny Middle Eastern country of Lebanon, compliments of brand-new AirVuz contributor and pilot Carlos Haidamous.  At the :30 mark, there's a great shot of the snow-covered mountains that run down the "spine" of the country.  Other highlights include the Our Lady of Lebanon statue in the village of Harissa just north of the capital city Beirut at the 1:35 mark, a VFX-enhanced view of Beirut at 1:45, seasonal views of the country's fertile coastal plains, and much more.  

Abu Dhabi from Above

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Abu Dhabi -The Vision-

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Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the oil rich country known as the United Arab Emirates. Sitting off the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf, the modern skyline and white-marble domes of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque make the city look like Dorthy’s mythical Oz. This incredible piece by T.E.S.T. Srls features the city, doing an excellent job showcasing its culture. We particularly enjoyed the shot at 20 seconds, where the protagonist stands in the white desert sands, staring ahead into the mirage-like city.  

Turkey's Mt. Ararat

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Mount Ararat and Ishak Pasha Palace

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Of all the magnificent sights of Turkey, one of the best is undoubtedly in its far eastern reaches, in the Ağrı Province.  Here lies the Ishak Pasha Palace, an Ottoman era landmark constructed during the 17th and 18th centuries.  Not only is the palace itself an incredible sight, but it lies in the shadow of Mt. Ararat, Turkey's highest mountain at 5.1k meters (around 16.9k ft.).  You can see this spectacular area of Eastern Anatolia in this amazing drone video by top contributor iskanderfilms.  

The Mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan

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Project Peak: Safeen Mountain

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For a first upload to AirVuz, new contributor omernihad brings us this excellent drone video from the mountains of Iraq.  The video was shot around Safeen Mountain, which is part of the Erbil Governorate, one of the main official regions of Iraqi Kurdistan.  Kurdistan is a mountainous and culturally distinctive region which covers much of the northern part of Iraq, the northwestern corner of Syria, much of southeastern Turkey, and parts of western Iran.  These areas have differing degrees of autonomy within their respective countries.  

Jordan by Drone

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Jordan - Kingdom of Time

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You'll be amazed by this drone tour of the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan, compliments of creator omar.flies.  Created for the Jordan Tourism Board, the video - a 2023 FPV Drone Video of the Year nominee - incorporates footage from a DJI Mavic 3 drone as well as first person view (FPV) quads. The video opens in the Wadi Rum, a desert valley in southern Jordan famous for its sandstone structures.  Just after 1:00, you'll see the ruins of Jerash in northern Jordan.  Later, you'll see the Dead Sea, the city of Amman, and the ruins of Petra.  

Israel by Drone

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Israel Cinematic Travel Film | 4K AERIAL DRONE

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Take in these beautiful aerial views of Israel, compliments of former DVOW Finalist koszoandras_photography.  At the :12 mark, there's a nice shot looking north from the ancient port city of Jaffa to the modern metropolis of Tel Aviv, followed by a great view of the Tel Aviv beaches.    From there, you'll head south for some amazing shots from the Negev Desert and the Dead Sea, before heading to the northern port city of Haifa at the 2:30 mark.  Other highlights include the Red Sea town of Eilat (2:50), historic (3:11), and more.  

Jordan by Mavic 3 and FPV

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Welcome to Jordan with Wisso

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Top AirVuz contributor Wissofpv used a DJI Mavic 3 Cine as well as a first person view (FPV) quad to create this marvelous aerial tour of Jordan, in the heart of the Middle East.  The video opens with some stunning shots from the Wadi Rum Desert, which was famously the main filming location for the 1960's epic Lawrence of Arabia.  At the 1:13 mark, you'll see the shoreline of the Dead Sea, which is shared with Jordan's neighbor Israel.  At 1:39, you'll see the famous Petra archaelogical site in the southern par of the country.  

Ain Dubai: the UAE's Giant Wheel

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Ain Dubai - The Worlds Largest Observation Wheel

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The desert kingdom of Dubai does everything big - among other superlatives, it's home to the world's tallest skyscraper, fastest rollercoaster, and the largest indoor theme park.  In 2021, it secured yet another honor by becoming home to the world's tallest observation wheel: the 820 ft. (250 m) Ain Dubai, which is situated on the artificial Bluewaters Island in the Marina District.  In this amazing video, you'll see the behemoth from the perspective of a first-person view (FPV) racing drone, compliments of FPV pilot 43lensfpv.  

Compilation Video

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The Middle East from Above

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With so much of the news flow about the Middle East concentrated on its all-too-common sectarian violence, the incredible beauty of this region is often overlooked. It's a land of vast deserts, ancient cities, and sacred sites associated with its role as the birthplace for three of the world's largest religions.  AirVuz created an compilation of some of the best aerial videos from across the great region.  Lose yourself in these drone views from across the Middle East including Dubai, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Iran, Iraq, and more! 

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