MARTIN
STÖBICH

Happy in the U.A.E.


In the beginning of 2017 I involuntarily spent a few months in the United Arab Emirates.
Exploring Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Fujairah and Ras al-Khaimah.
Got arrested while taking pictures in Fujairah on day seven.
Spent four days in a prison cell, sleeping on the floor.
My embassy managed to bail me out.
Unfortunately, the Emirati authorities made a big fuzz out of it.
“National security threat,” they said.
They confiscated my passport. And my mobile.
It took me three months to get the charges dropped.
However, I do like the pictures.




Martin Stöbich 2017 // Vienna, Europe // ︎ // info@martinstoebich.com // +43 650 66 77 676