Photo challenge:

Arabian Culture

Photo Challenge: Arabian Culture

April 16, 2017 13:36 2 comments

Theme: Arabian Culture

From dune bashing in Dubai to a hookah hang-outs in Cairo - Arabian culture boasts a vibrant hint of extravagance. Levant to the Gulf, the Arabian peninsula is home lively pop music, historic archelogical wonders and the deliciously savoury cuisine (kebab and baklava anyone?). Upload your colourful shots boasting the delightful 'Arabian Culture' for a chance to win our grand prize. 

About challenge


Grand Prize Winner: $100 Amazon voucher for photography equipment and be featured in our upcoming social media campaign.


  • Contest begins April 16, 2017 and ends May 10, 2017
  • Winners announced May 14, 2017


CoinaPhoto user: Nawfal Jirjees

Photo: The Weaver

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates



  • Lilia Bara, member of Team CoinaPhoto
  • Rumaisa Khan, member of Team CoinaPhoto

Judge’s Feedback:

"This is a remarkably beautiful shot. It personalises the happiness within an Arab household where the mum gently weaves while the young daughters playfully watch. The house is decorated with arabic-style ornaments while one can see the bold and traditional prints on the attires of the young girls." - Rumaisa


Other entries that won us over:

Photo: Arab thread

Photographer: Marc Anthony Agtay

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


"This image contains plenty of detail of Arab culture. The central action of threading and stitching is very known in the Arab world and appreciated throughout the globe. The pillows have beautiful embroidery reminding us of the bedouin style. Also the woman working in traditional clothing has touches of bright henna/mehndi on her hands." - Lilia


Photo: Pottery and ceramics

Photographer: Ilies Guebbal

Location: Tunisia


"This shot is almost magical. You see a man being enlightened by the natural rays of the sun while he stays in a room with his pottery work. The artistic detail of this photo steals the show." - Rumaisa

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Comments • (2)
haddi youcef
haddi youcef
May 14, 2017 17:50
I really loved the third winners , he deserves it but he is from algeria not tunisia but the foto has been taken in tunisia.
Kadda Benanane
Kadda Benanane
June 9, 2017 18:54

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