In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition

One of the world’s largest series of open water swim races
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The Dubai Holding Burj Al Arab Swim is back for its 13th year, where up to 700 swimmers are preparing for a 1,600 meter open water swim in the Arabian Gulf– all in the name of a good cause. (Getty Images)
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Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
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The event will be supporting Al Jalila Foundation’s Obesity Research campaign, and features as an official event of Dubai Sports Council. (Getty Images)
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Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
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With 2017 being the UAE’s Year of Giving, what better way is there to dust off those lungs of yours, get your Speedos on and take the plunge? (Getty Images)
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Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
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Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)