​1st Prize 新たな生活を求めて 

In Search of a New Life Photo by Yannis Behrakis / Reuters

Special Prize

by Jury

Bread and Circuses

Photo by

Nick Hannes


View upon a dead end desert road waiting for future construction activity. Dubai, UAE  September 20, 2016

Emirati boys are playing pool at Hub Zero, an entertainment hub and fully interactive gaming park in Dubai. Dubai, UAE
January  5, 2017

Two Germans are working out in an open air fitness club at The Beach, a walking promenade with restaurants and attractions along the Persian Gulf in Dubai Marina.Dubai, UAE  January 15, 2017

A butler is welcoming the press to a prototype of The Floating Seahorse, an underwater holiday villa, situated at the Heart of Europe, a man-made archipelago 2.5 miles off Dubai. The villa features underwater bedrooms and bathrooms with floor-to-ceiling windows that allow for views of marine life. Each villa comes with a personal butler. By the time the ambitious project is complete there will be more than 125 floating villas, which cost as much as 2,5 million Euro each.Dubai, UAE January 16, 2017

Starbucks in a replica of a Persian mosque, at Ibn Battuta shopping mall in Dubai. The mall consists of six courts, each of whose designs are inspired by some of the countries visited by the Moroccan Berber explorer, Ibn Battuta.Dubai, UAE  January 15, 2017

View inside Ski Dubai, an indoor ski resort with 22,500 square meters of indoor ski area, in Dubai. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, one of the largest shopping malls in the world.Dubai, UAE January 12, 2017

Visitors enter Global Village, a 390 acres theme park in Dubai. Global Village consists of reconstructed landmark buildings from all over the world and shopping pavilions representing 38 countries. Each year the whole site is being demolished and rebuilt with different buildings, in order to attract the same public year after year.Dubai, UAE January 7, 2017

A gardener is irrigating palm trees at the car park of Miracle Gardens, a huge fresh flower garden in Dubai. Dubai, UAE September 20, 2016



Saudi tourists are having a hot chocolate at the Chillout Ice Lounge, a subzero bar with ice sculptures, situated at Oasis shopping mall in Dubai. Dubai, UAE  January 6,2016

New year's eve in the exclusive Cavalli nightclub in Dubai. Dubai, UAE  January 1, 2016

A private driver is pushing a shopping cart with a toy Ferrari at the car park of Oasis Mall in Dubai. Dubai, UAE  January 6, 2016

Ukrainian women are dancing and drinking champagne on a Saturday afternoon brunch at Blue Marlin beach club in Dubai. Brunches are very popular among expats in Dubai, and often offer unlimited food and drinks for a fixed price. Dubai, UAE  January 16,2016

Pakistani construction workers are waiting for the collective bus transport to their labour camps. Dubai, UAE  January 2, 2016

Tourists and expats are attending a ‘Full moon yoga session’ at Fairmont The Palm Hotel, situated at the artificial island The Palm Jumeirah in Dubai. In the background the skyscrapers of Dubai Marina can be seen. Dubai, UAE  September 17, 2016

Fireworks above the artificial Bluewaters Island, on the occasion of the islamic feast of sacrifice, Eid Al-Adha, in Dubai. Dubai, UAE September 14, 2017