About Mustapha Azab

Mustapha Azab is a Syrian full-time portrait professional photographer with over 20 years of experience. He’s often commissioned by leading global brands, companies, and names to deliver exquisite photography that mixes the elements of light and dark as well as the emotions of the people to bring out equally stunning portraits.

Mustapha’s work covers portraits, beauty and fashion photography for clients. He also shoots editorial covers for Forbes, Zahrat Alkhaleej, and other prominent names. Mustapha’s photography stands out when it comes to large events. He notices the small details and captures the moments no one else can. His photography brings people’s portraits to the life with the raw emotions and power each holds.

Career Highlights

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Photographers Union.
  • General Supervisor of the Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan Award for Arabian Horse Photography.
  • He worked for Dubai Media Incorporated from 2011-2018 at Al Bayan, a newspaper that won the Forbes.
    Middle East Award for the most powerful newspaper on social media in the Arab world.
  • He later moved to work at Abu Dhabi Media Corporation from 2018 to date where he currently works.
    for Zahrat Al Khaleej magazine which has more than 200,000 print circulations per week.

Awards Received

Various awards in various fields of photography that Mustapha has mastered and received recognition for.

Jury Member - Photography Awards

Various awards in various fields of photography that Mustapha has mastered and received recognition for.
Sheikh Mansour Bin Mohammed Photography Award

As Featured

Newpapers, magazines, TV, and other media outlets where Mustapha’s work has been featured.


For Mustapha, shooting for brands means capturing their unique identity and style. With a keen eye for details and a deep understanding of brands, their aesthetics, and all the small details that brings out their uniqueness, Mustapha tells the brand’s story and invokes a deeper connection with those who follow the brand.

UAE Government
RTA Dubai
Dubai Police
Dubai Press Club
Department of Culture and Tourism in Abu Dhabi
department of health
Dubai Culture & Art Authority
RAK Police
Guinness World Records
Meet Mustapha Azab, an award-winning and experienced Syrian portrait photographer. His unique style blends light and dark themes as well as raw emotions to produce stunning portraits for leading global brands, companies and publications. From beauty and fashion photography to editorial covers for Forbes, National Geographic and Zahrat AlKhalij, Azab’s work captures the true essence of his subjects and events – creating powerful and emotional imagery that leaves a lasting impact.