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Celebrating Sustainable Transport: Dubai RTA’s Photo Competition Winners

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Capturing the Essence of Mobility in Dubai

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in partnership with the Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Photography Award (HIPA), recently announced the winners of the 3rd Best Sustainable Transport Means Photo Competition. Held under the theme ‘Mobility in Dubai,’ the competition invited public transport users to capture stunning images of various sustainable transport modes, including metro, tram, buses, and marine transport like water buses, water taxis, abras, and ferries.

Winners Spotlight

The ‘Single Image’ category winner is Rashad Kunhi Muhammad, followed by runner-up Hassan Diaa Al Din and third-place winner Mark Anthony Agtay. In the ‘Portfolio’ category, first place went to Jason Bala, with Charlie Villagracia and Warren Poblete securing the second and third places, respectively.

A Platform for Artistic Expression

Yousef Al Rida, CEO of the Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector at RTA, emphasized the competition’s role in promoting sustainable public transport use. The contest, held annually, encourages residents and visitors to digitally capture the emirate’s urban and tourist landmarks while using public transport modes. The entries showcased a diverse range of content, highlighting the beauty of Dubai’s roads, green spaces, and architectural marvels.

Ali Khalifa bin Thalith, Secretary-General of HIPA, noted that the winning works translated cultural concepts into visually simplified forms, adding aesthetic touches that captivated the audience. The competition’s success reflects the ongoing cooperation between RTA and HIPA in raising awareness about sustainable transport, showcased in Dubai through unique global models for visual art enthusiasts.

Future Prospects

This competition aligns with Dubai’s broader initiatives to promote sustainable transport and reduce the environmental footprint. By encouraging artistic expression and showcasing the beauty of sustainable transport means, Dubai continues to position itself as a leader in innovative and environmentally conscious urban development.

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