A billboard for Hydra developers, advertising future developments on Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. - Abu Dhabi is set to follow the transformation that has been seen in the neighbouring emirate of Dubai.
Workers attend afternoon prayers at a local mosque adjoining new housing developments. Abu Dhabi - There are significant differences between the development of the two emirates.
A major influence on the shape of the city is the strong Islamic outlook, something uncommon in the West. This impacts on the way in which people move and associate within the city as much as it shapes the physicality of the urban fabric. This has a direct impact on the look of the city. Throughout the construction process many workers continue to worship in the mosques they are building.
Apartments & mosque, Downtown Abu Dhabi. - There are a huge number of mosques throughout Abu Dhabi indicative of an ascendant religion unlike anything we see in the west. The mosque building program extends from the huge Sheik Zayed Mosque to smaller local ones that are built as the centre point for business areas and housing compounds.
Lawns, Abu Dhabi. Mar 2008 - Lawns being watered at Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi. March 2008
New car parks, Khalifa City business park. East Abu Dhabi