Photo @lucalocatelliphoto Dubai 2017 for @natgeo
Here are the millions of solar panels at UAE’S largest Solar Park. The desert landscape makes it a perfect candidate for solar energy, which has become cheaper in recent years. This solar park delivers electricity for 2.99 U.S cents a kilowatt/hour - a world record. Dubai is on a mission to turn from a notoriously unsustainable city to be one of the greenest in the world in the next decades.
Follow me @lucalocatelliphoto to see more about this project and others. #greencity#globalwarming#dubai#renewableenergy#climatechange
Photo by @christopheviseux / Early morning flight on a hot air balloon ride above the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. Merely an hour drive from the city, the park was created to protect indigenous species and biodiversity. The Arabian Oryx, which was close to extinction, now has a population well over 100. There are many options to explore the desert and flying above may be one of the most mesmerizing ways. Follow me @christopheviseux for more images from the Middle East. #dubai#desert
Photo by @michaelclarkphoto // Skyscrapers on either side of the rail line running through the finanical district in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, has an incredible number of skyscrapers, which makes for a giant canyon when driving down some highways. Taking the rail line through this district offers amazing views and the giant windows on either end of the train also allow for cool photos like this one. Summer temps can get up to 48 C (120 F), which can be a bit brutal. Spring and fall are much nicer with warm temperatures and cool evenings. #dubai#uae#unitedarabemirates