Once you’re in Dubai for a few years (particularly if you were here during the construction of the Palm Jumeirah, The World etc.), you become a bit immune to announcements of new developments, new islands or any other press releases that would be major additions to any city in the world. So nowadays I mostly keep up with these kinds of developments mostly through the clients that I shoot for, particularly that some of these projects can take years and years to complete.
I first photographed Jumeirah Bay Island (or at least the skyline viewed from it) on May 2013 for some renderings that were being made for the upcoming bridge linking it to the mainland and I thought it would be fun to include one of those images I made at the time (below). Now, almost five years later, I am supposed to go photograph it again as it is being open to the public and I had a quick look through a long lens from an interesting location I had access to a couple of weeks ago (above).Technical details | Aperture: ƒ/8 | Camera: NIKON D800 | Focal length: 31mm | ISO: 100 | Shutter speed: 1/80s