Being a Dubai Photographer, has allowed me to hone all aspects of my technical and creative skills in photography. That’s because Dubai, the largest and most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), presents a multiplicity of occasions for taking great pictures. From corporate and social events to sports and daily city life – it oftentimes seems like there are endless opportunities to raise my camera and capture a new side to this city’s dynamic personality. Dubai plays an important role in the commercial and social activity within the UAE and throughout the region. It’s one of the main reasons behind Dubai being such a vibrant city and makes it particularly conducive to photojournalism – a field which has been a large part of my professional life and a large part of what I do as a Dubai photographer. I have come to know the city, country and region very well and have developed a deep appreciation for the people, their history and their culture. Photojournalism has, in fact, allowed me to travel all over the world, gathering hands-on experience in photography that now impacts whatever type of job my camera and I take on. I find that photojournalism embodies an aspect of photography that has always appealed to me – taking images that tell a story. With photojournalism, I can use the power of a single image to relay details and evoke emotions about the story behind them. There are times when the occasion is an official one, marked by dignitaries, protocol and high-level decision-making and I can use my camera to convey all of those characteristics in just one shot. It’s exactly what I did in the photo above. It shows His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi receiving South Korean President Lee Myung Bak at stunning Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi.