Abu Dhabi looks incredible in this new photo exhibition

The capital's diverse beauty has never looked so brilliant.

Neil Churchill October 4, 2016

If you had to capture a personal view of your home in just one photo, what would you take a picture of?

That was the question asked of the 2,000 entrants for Abu Dhabi's recent ‘Through Your Eyes’ photography competition, and the results were simply stunning.

The UAE capital announced the winners last week with the shortlisted images showcasing the emirate’s storied history and culture, modern architecture and the varied lifestyles of its people.

With submissions from both professionals and amateurs, including 182 student entries, the standard of competition was the highest its been in the competition's nine-year history. As a result, the final shortlist has given birth to a stunning new collection of Abu Dhabi images, which will be exhibited at the Manarat Al Saadiyat gallery until November. 

Mark Anthony Agtay won first place in the main competition, receiving AED 50,000, for his shadowy shot below. 

Mohammed Abdullah Al Hammadi was awarded second place and AED 35,000 for his ariel shot, above, while third and AED 20,000 went to Beno Saradzic, below. 

The fourth to tenth place ranked photographers (below) each received a prize of AED 10,000.

The student awards saw Alyssa Yu from New York University claim first prize. Abdullah Hassan Alsaadi from Khalifa University came in second, while Ayesha Ebrahim Al Hosani from Zayed University came third. 

There was also the Etihad Airways prize and the National Geographic Al Arabiya prize, which went to Karim Sahib and MHD Amer Ammar respectively.