The official umbrella organization representing all UAE photography associations; English-language meetings every second Monday of the month at the National Theatre.

“DubaiÕs most inspiring community of photographers” Ð nearly 2,000 members. One or two meetups per month where members show about a dozen of their best shots and answer questions about them.

Aimed at developing UAE photography, encouraging and attracting talented artists, and supporting professional photographers, this respected annual competition features specialised workshops, exchange meetings and seminars, and solo and group exhibitions both here and abroad.

The Society was founded in 2005 under the auspices of the Ruler of Sharjah to support the history and development of photography in the UAE, to provide workshops and courses to improve professional standards, and to represent the UAE officially in regional and international forums.

Gulf Photo Plus is a full service photography resource for all levels of photographers offering workshops, opportunities to buy and sell, and connect with others.

HIPA, established by HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, is a prestigious annual photography competition. There’s also a Saturday workshop programme.

The recently established RPS chapter aims to build a photographic community on the UAE via regular meetings, workshops, lectures and an annual exhibition.