Dubai is known globally for its world record-breaking skyscraper buildings and vast deserts, but now one artist has transformed the emirate to showcase what it would look like in an oasis of greenery.

Jyo John Mulloor, a contemporary digital artist based in Dubai, unveiled a series of breathtaking images on Instagram showing Dubai in a different light than ever seen before.

Under the mantra of #LetItBloomDubai, Mulloor has altered a series of images of iconic Dubai landmarks thick with lush vegetation of greenery.

The first images which the artist unveiled last week portrayed the Hatta Mountains, a popular hiking spot for many, sprawling with grass and forests, a stark difference from desert mountains we’re used to.

In the photographs, Mulloor has also coated Palm Jumieriah in lush greenery, as well as the area of Jumeirah behind the Burj Al Arab.

However, perhaps the most striking of all is an image of the Downtown Dubai skyline. Still featuring the iconic Burj Khalifa surrounded by other skyscrapers, instead of a concrete jungle we see an oasis of greenery.

In the captions of all the posts Mulloor made to his Instagram account he said, “Once upon a future…when the spring kissed Dubai. Let’s join hands for a greener Dubai.” He also added a note for fans “watch this space”.

Sheikh Mohammed’s plans for a greener Dubai

Interestingly, Mulloor’s digitised art pieces come after His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, announced last year his green vision for the emirate over the next 20 years.

Known as the ‘Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan’ aiming to make the emirate “the world’s best city to live in”, Sheikh Mohammed announced that public beach areas in the city would increase by 400 per cent and 60 per cent of the emirate’s area will be nature reserves.

“Our goal is to create a truly inclusive environment that not only meets the needs of Dubai’s diverse population but also inspires them to tap into their creative and innovative capacities and realise their true potential,” he said.

So, it seems Mulloor’s digitised images could actually become reality in the near future.

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