Bringing Abu Dhabi Into Focus
How one home-grown photographer is capturing the soul of the glittering emirate.
For Abu Dhabi-based Noura Al Mur Al Neyadi, photography has been a passion project since she was a child. “One time I stole my dad’s film camera when I was 11 years old,” she explains. “A whole new world opened after that first click!” The 26-year-old is now making a name for herself in the UAE as a rising #iPhoneOnly photographer, working with local tourism boards, partnering with multinational brands, and fostering an online community of followers on Instagram. In all of her photos, she incorporates a human figure. “The UAE couldn’t have made gold from sand or achieved sky-high towers if not for its great leaders and citizens,” she explains. “My main goal is to share my beautiful country and where I come from.”
Here, she tells the story behind the scenes of some of her most recent work around Abu Dhabi.