Discover UAE
Great Response to our Photo Contest

The response of our readers to the first “Discover UAE” photo contest went beyond our wildest expectations. Until July 22nd, we received photos from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and of course from the United Arab Emirates. One requirement was the photos had to show motifs from the desert states. We received beautiful photographs of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hatta and Al Ain, just to mention a few. We were especially taken by the nature shots and pictures that captured the daily lives of the local people.
Our jury had the difficult task of selecting the top ten from the hundreds of photos we received. We then allowed our readers to vote for their favorites on our website. On August 2nd we had the results.
The winners are:

First Place: A one-night stay at the Grand Hyatt Dubai, including breakfast
Horst Draudt

Second Place: A three-course meal at the Asiana, the Far Eastern restaurant at the top of the pyramid in the Raffles Hotel
Marita Wörner

Third Place: A voucher for two persons for a desert safari with Desert Rose Tourism in Abu Dhabi
Ani Rudhan

Special Prizes: Two vouchers for two persons to the Water Park Wild Wadi
Anika Weis
Sonja Trapmann

Five yearly subscriptions to DiscoverME:
Holger Jensen
Ines Heinreichsberger
Dr. Frank Wolcke
Valentina Sandu
Jens Walter

We thank all participants and wish our readers continuous fun while discovering the United Arab Emirates.







Photo Contest

Picture 01
A truly idyllic family setting
O. Brodacki

Picture 02
Balloon in the desert
A. Rudhan
Picture 03
With friends in the desert
M. Wörner
Picture 04
Dune Bashing
N. Walter
Picture 05
B. Tiedermann

Picture 06
Jumeirah and Burj Al Arab Hotel
M. Suárez
Picture 07
U. Rinke
Picture 08
Silent Ocean
H. Draudt
Picture 09
UAE deeply rooted in tradition
N. Rodriguez
Picture 10
Goat at UAE's Grand Canyon
A. Eppler