In pictures: Arab Fashion Week in Dubai

Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital
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Models present creations by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud (L) and Leen Al-Shishakly pose during a fashion show presenting their creations during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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Models present creations by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Saudi Arabia's Suzan Farhoud and Leen Al-Shishakly during the Arab Fashion Week on October 8, 2016 in Dubai. (Nezar Balout/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Canadian-Jordanian designer Rad Hourani at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 7, 2016. Hourani creates avant-garde designs with a vision: To break all boundaries, starting with gender. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Canadian-Jordanian designer Rad Hourani at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 7, 2016. Hourani creates avant-garde designs with a vision: To break all boundaries, starting with gender. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin speaks to people following her show at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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Models present creations by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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Models present creations by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
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A model presents a creation by Emirati fashion designer Lamya Abedin at the Arab Fashion Week in Dubai on October 6, 2016. Arab Fashion Week opened with hopes of establishing Dubai as a top destination for the 'ready couture' genre and as a major fashion capital. (Trevor Goddard/AFP/Getty Images)
Sun 09 Oct 2016 12:31 PM GST