The Alternative UAE

Abu Dhabi Hot Air Ballooning

I’m very passionate about the country in which I live and have spent much of my past half-decade here exploring sights and witnessing life that makes the UAE such a special place.

Camel Racing

It’s easy to look at the press and consider that Dubai reflects the wider UAE – towering glass skyscrapers and rolling orange dunes. This is far from the case. Head out of the city and there’s such a diversity of terrain, people with amazing stories to share, or even just a cup of chai, and traditions that make every one of the United Arab Emirates seven Emirates so individual.Drag Racing
Empty Quarter Falconry


Over the coming months, I’ll share a few of my favourite sights and activities, through photos, words and hopefully the odd video, to bring to life the ‘Alternative UAE’.

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David Benson