Famous Russian photographer follows wife to the UAE

Nataly Osmann in Dubai
Updated 17 December 2017

Famous Russian photographer follows wife to the UAE

JEDDAH: Murad Osmann, the Russian photographer behind the iconic hand-holding travel photographs taken around the world, and his model wife Nataly Osmann recently took their #Followmeto Instagram photo series to the UAE. The duo visited a number of famous sites in Abu Dhabi and were seemingly impressed.
Murad captured a stunning photo of his wife, who donned flowing attire and a hijab at the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, which he described as the “eighth wonder of the world.”
“#followmeto Sheikh Zayed Mosque with @natalyosmann. Bucket list check for us it is definitely 8th wonder of the world. What is your top 3 bucket list? #InAbuDhabi @visitabudhabi,” he wrote on Instagram.
The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is ranked second in the world’s Top 25 Landmarks according to www.tripadvisor.com
In another shot, the photographer, who has a following of 4.6 million fans on Instagram, shows Nataly at the recently opened Louvre Abu Dhabi
“#followmeto Louvre Abu Dhabi with @natalyosmann where East meets West. Feels like you are on a different planet,” he wrote.
In one of the first photos from Abu Dhabi shared by Murad, Nataly is seen in the background of the emirate’s desert.
“Dubai means sunshine no matter what the season. It’s the cloudless sky and closeness to the sea... In the city where shadow is a privilege, sunglasses are the principal accessory,” Nataly wrote on Instagram.
The couple visited the UAE in 2015 as well as earlier this year in January, when they shared daring shots from on top of Dubai’s skyscrapers.
The Moscow-based couple, whose beautiful photographs have led to a book deal and numerous magazine spreads, have been traveling around the world for five years.

Nicki Minaj shows off her quad biking skills in the UAE

Nicki Minaj recently released a new album. (AFP)
Updated 25 September 2018

Nicki Minaj shows off her quad biking skills in the UAE

  • Nicki Minaj just hit the sand dunes in Abu Dhabi
  • She was just in Milan attending Fashion Week

DUBAI: Pop superstar Nicki Minaj just hit the sand dunes in Abu Dhabi and posted a string of photos on Instagram to show off her skills.

“Ride wit Minaj (sic),” the rapper-singer captioned a snap on the social media site, showing her astride a dune buggy in the desert.

She also posted a video in which she can be seen speeding through the desert with her loose hair streaming in the wind. Earlier in the evening, she posted a video in which she runs along a beach in the UAE at night and talks in a British accent, saying she wants her fans to “see the water.”

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Before her trip to the Gulf country, Minaj sat front row at the Versace show at Milan Fashion Week.

She sat alongside Leona Lewis, Rita Ora, model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, actor Luke Evans and Italian influencer Chiara Ferragni in an enormous industrial space in the modern CityLife neighborhood where the runway show was held, according to Reuters.

“I’m so proud of you @donatella_versace You’ve never missed a beat. So tiny, but so powerful,” Minaj posted after the runway show.

“Loved the show tonight. Thank you for my gorgeous flowers & for playing like 75 percent of the Queen album at the show,” she added, referencing fourth studio album, which was released in August to mixed reviews.

Minaj also took a front row seat at the Fendi show in Milan, taking a turn for fans on her way in decked out in a Fendi puffer jacket and matching leggings and cropped top.

Other front-row celebs included Ferragni with her rapper husband Fedez, leaving home their much-Instagrammed infant, Leone, but trailing television cameras as they toured backstage.

While the front-row celebrity attire was highly branded Fendi streetwear, the runway collection by Karl Lagerfeld was more elegant and subtle, the Associated Press noted.

The artist is fresh off a bout of controversy involving US rapper Cardi B, who infamously tried to attack Minaj during a scuffle at a party held on the sidelines of New York Fashion Week earlier in September.

Minaj and Cardi B were the center of attention as A-list guests reportedly huddled around their phones to watch footage of the fracas.
A person who witnessed the incident, who asked for anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly, said Minaj was finishing up a conversation with someone when Cardi B tried to attack her, but Minaj’s security guards intervened, the Associated Press reported.
Video footage that circulated on social media at the time showed Cardi B lunging toward someone and being held back. Cardi B reportedly threw one of her shoes at Minaj.

Here’s to hoping Minaj has a more enjoyable time in the UAE.