Stunning Apocalyptic Aerial Photos Of Sand-Covered Roads In The United Arab Emirates


There is much more to the United Arab Emirates then the skyscrapers, glitzy malls and fancy parks. Australian photographer Irenaeus Herok captured the battle between the nature and humans.  Herok takes a look at the desert from a bird’s eye view, capturing the heat-scorched land from above.

Dubai grew from an unremarkable port city to a vibrant metropolis in only several decades. Nature has a knack of striking back however, and Irenaeus documents this with his surreal, apocalyptic aerial photos that show the desert slowly eating away at highways and settlements in the Emirates.

#1 Another Tree Saved (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Another Tree Saved (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#2 As Far As It Gets (United Arab Emirates)

As Far As It Gets (United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#3 No One Said It Will Be An Easy Ride (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

No One Said It Will Be An Easy Ride (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#4 A Nice 4×4 Roundabout In Dubai. Shot On My Last Trip To UAE (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 A Nice 4x4 Roundabout In Dubai. Shot On My Last Trip To UAE (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#5 Resting After Training (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Resting After Training (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#6 Humans Vs Nature (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Humans Vs Nature (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#7 Quadra Oasis (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Quadra Oasis (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#8 Purple Roundabout (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Purple Roundabout (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#9 The Most Popular Game In The World Is Played Everywhere (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

The Most Popular Game In The World Is Played Everywhere (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#10 Sandy (Emirate Of Abu Dhabi)

Sandy (Emirate Of Abu Dhabi)
Irenaeus Herok

#11 Desert City Sunset (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Desert City Sunset (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#12 Wandering Sands (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Wandering Sands (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#13 Clean Crossing Setup (United Arab Emirates)

Clean Crossing Setup (United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#14 Tarmac Island (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Tarmac Island (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#15 Let’s Make It Easy (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Let’s Make It Easy (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#16 Wandering (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Wandering (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#17 Nature Wins. Again (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Nature Wins. Again (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#18 Wandering Around (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Wandering Around (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#19 Desert Highway (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Desert Highway (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#20 That’s Where I Want To Be Today (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

That’s Where I Want To Be Today (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#21 Roundabout (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 Roundabout (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#22 City In Haze (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

City In Haze (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#23 The White Camel (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

 The White Camel (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#24 Incoming Sandstorm (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Incoming Sandstorm (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#25 If You Don’t Know Where You Are Going, Any Road Will Get You There, L. Carroll (United Arab Emirates)

If You Don't Know Where You Are Going, Any Road Will Get You There, L. Carroll (United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#26 Desert Road (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Desert Road (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#27 Fork (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Fork (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#28 Sandy (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Sandy (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#29 Desert Roundabout (United Arab Emirates)

Desert Roundabout (United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#30 It’s Like Real Life. Some Roads Just End In Nowhere (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

It's Like Real Life. Some Roads Just End In Nowhere (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#31 No Landing Here (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

No Landing Here (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#32 Xing (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Xing (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#33 Got Lost Again (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Got Lost Again (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok

#34 Unnecessary Complicated (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

Unnecessary Complicated (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
Irenaeus Herok


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