Featured Photographer 3: Robert Haandrikman

Our trips offer photographers, both amateur and semi-professional, the opportunity to take amazing photographs! Over the next few weeks I will feature work from a few of our guests – I hope you like their pictures as much as I do.

This week we are featuring Robert Haandrikman who joined our trips with his friend Rob Vreeman.

“I was born in The Netherlands and after worked in Abu Dhabi in 2016-2018, now I am based in Dubai.

I started with photography around 1976, when I got my first camera. At that time everything was in B&W and developing the pictures, you had to do it yourself. After a step-over to film and video, I came back to photography in 2009.

Because of my job as a system engineer, I am able to travel a lot and this was ideal to combine it with my interest for photography.

My main interests in photography is landscapes and cityscapes, especially the long-exposure ones.

Thank you all for showing interest in my pictures and thank you for reading!”

More of Robert’s pictures can be found on:https://www.shutterstock.com/g/Robert+Haandrikman or



Marina’s trips

“During my stay in Abu Dhabi, I met Marina and joined her on several trips in the UAE and one in Oman. I aways let the driving to someone else, so I can focus on the surroundings and jump out of the car as soon as possible”


At moment Robert’s photo-gear is:


  • Canon 5D Mark-4
  • Canon 60D


  • Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
  • Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM


  • Gopro Hero 3
  • Drone DJI Spark


Click on the image to open it full size. Especially important with the one which is all black in the preview!

Thank you Robert for capturing all these wonderful images on my trips! Here is my number one favourite photo of his!

Here’s a video Robert made on his very first Desert Diva trip!

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