x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Dubai expat wins National Geographic photography competition

This year's National Geographic Abu Dhabi photography competition received 80,000 entries from across the Middle East.

The third-place winner was Reham Darwish, from Egypt, who photographed whirling Sufi dancers.
The third-place winner was Reham Darwish, from Egypt, who photographed whirling Sufi dancers.

A Dubai expatriate has won first place in a National Geographic Abu Dhabi photography competition that received 80,000 entries from across the Middle East.

Amri Arfianto's dazzling image of a Dubai cityscape will be printed in National Geographic Al Arabiya Magazine. Mr Arfianto also won photography equipment worth US$5000.

The second-place winner was Firos Syed, from Qatar, who photographed a man cycling through a puddle. The third-place winner was Reham Darwish, from Egypt, who photographed whirling Sufi dancers.

The contest, called "Life in motion," received more than twice the entries it received last year.

 

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