Canon Middle East Shows Us a Whole New Dubai We’ve Never Seen Before



Canon Middle East never fail to host remarkable campaigns to introduce their new inventive range of video and still cameras. We were ecstatic to join them for the third time to live cover their new campaign, #FollowmyfootstepsME, in collaboration with Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) to capture and celebrate the essence of self-portraiture with their stunning collection of new products in the UAE. The latest collection of products includes hero models such as the EOS 80D and EOS 1300D, as well as Legria models such as the LEGRIA HF G40 , LEGRIA HF R78 , LEGRIA HF R76 and EGRIA HF R706.






Canon Middle East teamed up with photography professionals and aficionados from across the region to curate an expressive collection of personal photos shot in Dubai. First, we headed to Dubai Butterfly Garden, a photographer’s paradise, and a home to 15,000 butterflies from around the world. Before entering the main garden, we went through a gallery of artwork inspired by the beautiful creatures, including an impressive collage of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, made from hundreds of butterflies in different colors.





The second spot we headed to for another mesmerizing shoot was the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, a protected haven for the many species of mammal and birds of Arabia including the propagation of over 6,000 indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses, and other desert wildlife creatures. It was a perfect spot to capture the animals enjoying the majestic desert during sunset.




Last but not least, we stopped by the oldest town in Dubai, Nayef Market, and admired the Instagrammable narrow alleys. It reminded us of Al Moez Street and Khan El Khalili spirit in Egypt. They took us to a traditional Afghani restaurant afterwards with an a3da 3araby and delicious dishes (from kofta that’s made from goat meat to grilled lamb ri bs,spicy rice topped with hot raisins and more).




WE SAID THIS: Photography by Monaliza Wahba.