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Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding

Die-hard fans of the royal couple gathered to watch public screenings of the wedding on Friday

Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
Britons wearing masks of (L-R) Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William, his bride Kate Middleton and Prince Charles attend a public screening of the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on April 29, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
Britons, some wearing bridal dresses and accessories, sit under Union Jack flags as they attend a public screening of the royal wedding in Dubai. Dubai hotels were forecasting a boost in revenues on Friday as Royal fans flocked to events across the city to celebrate the wedding (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
A British expatriate wearing a hair accessory with the picture of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton watches a live broadcast of their royal wedding in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on April 29, 2011. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
The celebrations weren't confined to British expatriates. Some hotel owners said the the royal celebrations had attracted a flood of interest from all nationalities (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
Britons watch a live broadcast of the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on April 29, 2011. Prince William and Kate Middleton married at Westminster Abbey on Friday in a sumptuous show of British pageantry that attracted a huge world audience (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
British expatriates gather to watch a live broadcast of the royal wedding of Britain's Prince William and Kate Middleton in the Gulf emirate of Dubai on April 29, 2011. The television audience for the royal wedding was expected to attract more than 2.5 billion viewers compared to the 750 million who watched Prince William’s parents, Charles and Diana, marry in July 1981. (AFP/Getty Images)
Dubai celebrates UK royal wedding
A British expatriate wearing a mask of Britain's Prince William takes pictures during a live broadcast of the royal wedding. William, 28, the son of Prince Charles and second in line to the British throne, had been dating Middleton, 29, since 2003 (AFP/Getty Images)