About Samy Al Olabi

Multiple Award Winning Syrian/Egyptian Photographer based in Dubai UAE.
Inspired by his love for nature and night skies, Samy Al Olabi reaches for the stars from the dark corners of Arabia.

"When you go out and shoot the night skies from a dark remote location , the serenity of the place, and the peace you feel within yourself liberates you from the constraints of modern life, and you feel like you are finally back to real humanity, blending with nature and its beauty"



Awards

  • 1st Place Winner in UAE Environmental Photography contest 2014
  • 1st Prize Winner in Earth Photo Contest – PhotoNet
  • Nikon Photography Awards 2014 Finalist.
  • 4th Place Winner in UAE Environmental Photography contest 2015
  • 2nd Place Winner in Fujairah International Photography Awards 2016
  • “Celebrating the 175th year of Photography” 2014 Awards Finalist under the patronage of “Nikon”
  • Honorable mention and Photo published in Sharjah Award for Arab Photography 2014
  • Honorable mention and Photo published in “Black and White through Creative Eyes” the 6th Emirates Photography Competition 2011
  • Shortlisted and accepted Work in emirates photography competition and Hamdan International Photography Award 2010,2011,2012,2013 and 2014.

Publications and Magazines

  • Practical photography Magazine
  • NPhoto –Nikon Photography Magazine
  • Universe Today
  • Architecture & Design
  • Photopills Awards book
  • The National newspaper
  • Photography Live Dubai
  • Colors Magazine
  • Al Bayan newspaper
  • Al Etihad newspaper
  • Camerpixo Magazine
  • ArabPX.com
  • Photography Book “Lights and shades” 2016
  • Apple Moon Photography campaign published worldwide. 
  • Achieved several Editors Choice Awards in internationalphotography entities.

Exhibitions, Workshops & Interviews

  • International Astronomy Day – Dubai 2017.
  • Eastern Light - Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2016
  • Bonyan - Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2016
  • Lights and Shads - - Sharjah Islamic Arts Festival 2015
  • Yearly Exhibition in American University of Sharjah 2014
  • PhotoWorld Dubai 2014
  • Interview  with Sharjah TV – Amasi – April 2017
  • Speaker in Astrophotography Lecture & Workshop - March2017
  • Night skies – A prelude in Astrophotography Lecturer withNikon at Xposure International Photography Festival – November 2017
  • Astrophotography Lecture - 18 December 2017 HIPA, in partnership with Nikon School Dubai, hosted a lecture on ‘Astro Photography’ with Samy Olabi .
  • Shooting the Winter night sky - A practical Workshop by SamyOlabi in partnership with HIPA – UAE & Nikon Mea - 21 December 2017.
  • Astrophotography Postprocessing  - 03 January 2018 HIPA, in partnership with Nikon SchoolDubai, will host a lecture on ‘Astro Photography’ with Samy Olabi
  • Astrophotography workshops part of Liwaphotography 2018 trip , Organized by “Union of Arab Photographers”, “EmiratesPhotography Society” & Emirates Falcons club and sponsored by NationalGeographic and Nikon. 
  • Achieved several Editors Choice Awards in international photography entities.


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