One and Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Navigation Films has completed 7 days filming at One and Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives. Featuring cast from Europe and China, filming spanned all aspects of this amazing island resort. Director/DOP: Mike Charlton . Producer : Akash Kingston .Filmed on RED Dragon with Ultra Prime lenses. Drone by Drone Crew, John Gore and Ane Wessels. 

5K Aerial Stock Footage of UAE

Navigation Films has recently completed updating its aerial library of the UAE. Using the RED Dragon camera on a Shotover F1 system, filming was done in 5K and covered all seven Emirates. Here’s a short taster!

RAK Half Marathon

For the 5th year, Navigation Films has produced coverage for the RAK Half Marathon 2015. The event this year included live coverage from static cameras, bike cameras and for the first time, drones. 

In addition to live coverage , within 3 days, a 52 min film and 26 min film for broadcast were produced. Thanks to Atlas Television, Broadcast RF and Airfilms Productions. 

The Amazing Race China

Navigation Films recently facilitated filming for The Amazing Race China. The celebrity contestants participated in a number of challenges whilst in the UAE, including Sky Diving, Camel Polo and White Water Rafting. 

The program was ranked No.2 in China, with approximately 80 million viewers. 

Photograph by SkyDive Dubai and Ramon Francisco Photography.

Burj Khalifa, At the Top - SKY Promo

Navigation Films recently directed and produced a promo for the launch of Burj Khalifa's newest experience, At the Top Sky. This new experience, in the world’s tallest building, is spread between the 125th and 148th floors and offers a new, luxurious opportunity to view Dubai. The promo was directed and produced by our in-house team Alex ELChami and Akash Kingston with Director of Photography, Crispin Dominic.  Filming was a truly unique experience achieved in combination with the marketing team of Burj Khalifa.


Filmed using the Red Epic with Arri Ultra Prime lenses. 

I am Nat Geo Photographer


The Navigation team has just completed production of a 6 episode reality programme for National Geographic Abu Dhabi: I am National Geographic Photographer.  

This original format programme stands as its first of a kind in the region. Eight amateur photographers compete to win the “National Geographic Photographer” title, with one photographer eliminated in each episode by a board of judges consisting of three well established photographers: Laura El-Tantawy, Jack Dabaghian and Matthew Dols.

The show has been filmed in a variety of locations around the United Arab Emirates. 

You can follow the show at its Facebook page.

Qasr Al Hosn

We had a wonderful opportunity to work with Timesand Studios, Abu Dhabi and gsmprjct, Canada, on the production of a film for the Qasr Al Hosn festival in Abu Dhabi. The film showcased a series of stories as told by Emiratis who lived in the capital around the historic site before the union of the seven emirates.

The Unknown Known

Navigation Films facilitated filming in Baghdad earlier this year for Academy Award winning director Errol Morris's new film, The Unknown Known, which explores the life of former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld.