Getting Surreal in the Emirates

Barcelona-based photographer Yosigo finds unexpected beauty amid some of the UAE’s kitschiest attractions.

January 14, 2019
Baby Brent’s Luncheonette is set inside Motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park
Set inside Motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park, Baby Brent’s Luncheonette fronts a surrealist design based on the animated movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”.
A leaf-shaped telephone booth
A leaf-shaped telephone booth packs a heavy dose of nostalgia in Dubai.
Earth on Wheels, Emirates National Auto Museum
A leaf-shaped telephone booth packs a heavy dose of nostalgia in Dubai.
45 kilometres south of downtown Abu Dhabi is the Emirates National Auto Museum, a pyramid-shaped complex that houses over 200 cars belonging to Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, including the conceptual Earth on Wheels, a 10-bedroom caravan in the shape of a globe that’s one-millionth the size of our planet.
A white Mercedes-Benz with Monster Truck tires
Parked outside the ENAM pyramid, this white Mercedes Benz is one of the museum’s many vehicles that have been upgraded with Monster Truck tires.
A life-size Diplodocus in Dubai Garden Glow’s dinosaur park
Adjacent to Zabeel Park, one of the city’s largest parks, Dubai Garden Glow’s dinosaur park has over 120 animated, life-size dinosaurs on display, including this massive Diplodocus.

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