By Sasha Goldstein

German photographer Sebastian Opitz took the pictures during the city’s foggy season. Skyscrapers can be seen piercing the clouds.

Sebastian Opitz / Caters/Caters News Agency
Sebastian Opitz / Caters/Caters News Agency

These photographs make the desert look like a kingdom in the sky.

The stunning images produced by German photographer Sebastian Opitz offer a different perspective on the bustling city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

The shots, taken from the 85th floor of the Princess Tower in Dubai Marina, show cottony cloud formations that make the oil-rich desert city look more like a snow-covered mountainscape or an underwater Atlantis.
Majestic skyscrapers, including the 2,722-foot Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest, rise from the rolling fog for several hours in the early morning during the region’s “foggy season,” Opitz told Yahoo! News