Sea of sand: Beautiful photos of Dubai's deserts

These stunning vistas show off a sea of sand. The ripples in the sand’s surface and the peaks and troughs of the dunes make the deserts in Dubai look like a stormy ocean.

The yellow sea is punctuated by only a few dry plants or a single camel train plodding through. The pictures were taken by landscape and travel photographer Anushka Eranga Athukorala from Sri Lanka. (Caters News)

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Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

These stunning vistas show off a sea of sand. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The ripples in the sand’s surface and the peaks and troughs of the dunes make the deserts in Dubai look like a stormy ocean. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The ripples in the sand’s surface and the peaks and troughs of the dunes make the deserts in Dubai look like a stormy ocean. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The pictures were taken by landscape and travel photographer Anushka Eranga Athukorala from Sri Lanka. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The 29-year-old said: “Standing on dunes is like standing in another world." (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

“I always travel to the middle of the desert alone and I love it." (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

“Especially when an insect or a snake has run through and make a beautiful pattern on the surface." (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

"I love the wind blowing across me, and the sensation of feeling completely alone is somehow very comforting." (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

“My favorite place is the Maliha desert because there are mountains around and some fossil in the middle of the desert.” (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

“In the summer it’s incredibly hot so you cannot stand there for more than 10 minutes.” (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

“I am always careful to travel at night and in the early morning when it is cool." (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

A vast sea of sand dunes covers much of southern Dubai, and eventually leads into the desert known as The Empty Quarter. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The topography of Dubai is significantly different from that of the southern portion of the UAE in that much of Dubai's landscape is highlighted by sandy desert patterns, while gravel deserts dominate much of the southern region of the country. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

Sea of sand – Beautiful photos of Dubai’s deserts

The sandy desert surrounding the city supports wild grasses and occasional date palms. (Photo: Anushka Eranga/Caters News)

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