Day 1 (7pm): Meet at the GPP office in Dubai for introductions, tour briefing on what to expect and gear check. We will head out on a two hour drive to a secluded desert spot in Abu Dhabi, known as the “Fossil Dunes.” After setting up our camp we will welcome in the night with a session of Astrophotography.
Day 2: We will begin our day with a sunrise shoot before heading out to Al Zakher, in search of water to photograph. We will stop off for lunch and pick up breakfast for tomorrow, before making our way towards the Rub' al Khali or Empty Quarter desert. We will spend the afternoon photographing the enormous, sprawling sand dunes, before preparing for our sunset shoot. After sunset we will set up camp, then hunt the stars with some astrophotography.
Day 3: We will start the day with an early morning sunrise shoot whilst sharing a relaxed breakfast. We will head out to Liwa for lunch, then work on editing our landscape and astro images under the guidance of the instructor. Batteries re-charged, we will drive to the neighbouring Liwa Oasis to capture the pristine landscape at sunset. Our final stop will take us to Shuweihat Island, where we will set up camp and complete our final astrophotography session. At sunrise we will wake up to the exciting, new scenery around us, concluding with our final sunrise shoot. Time permitting, we may be able to start our day with a quick swim in the sea, before having our last breakfast meal together. Departure to GPP, Dubai by 2-3pm.
*Timings and schedules may be adjusted according to weather or other unforeseen events.