Rob Whitworth is the same man who brought you the Barcelona city guide, but this time he’s somehow managed to up his game even further, and he does it all with “flow-motion.” I’m continuously amazed by filmmakers like him. How did he shoot the airport baggage scene? The aerial scenes? Good grief!
According to Rob, his first impression of Dubai was of the super-tall skyscrapers jutting out of the desert sand. But after three months of shooting and exploring, he says: “My last impression is of the eternal wonder of the desert and the importance it holds for the Emirati people.” You’ll see what he means when you watch the desert racing scenes.
He also says: “Dubai may be home to the world’s most outrageous skyline, but Dubai’s desert dunes and historical creek are where you’ll find its soul.” I’m inclined to believe him. While the maze of tall glass buildings and shopping malls is appealing to a lot of city-lovers, it’s clear from this video that the real interaction takes place out there in nature.
As a traveller, it’s actually quite easy to do a desert tour from Dubai. And it’s way more exciting than you think. You can go desert driving and dune bashing in four-wheel drives, take a camel ride, try your hand at sand boarding, and participate in a desert barbecue dinner. Yes, you can even try sand skiing with special skis. Beyond all that, take in the wide-open sky, the setting sun, and the omnipresence of silence. Dubai (and its desert) is for everyone.