“The first thing you notice is this unbelievable horizon – deserts with massive blue, pink and green skies,” says Al Qadiri. “It’s like you’re on the surface of another planet… the starkness creates this post-apocalyptic feel. When you’re surrounded by sand and sky, there are no limits to the gargantuanism you can dream of – the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, theTower of Babel, these are all Arab ideas! And now it’s the space race for skyscrapers.”1
1 Orton, Karen. “The Desert of the Unreal.” Dazed. November 9, 2012. http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/15040/1/the-desert-of-the-unreal.