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In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition

One of the world’s largest series of open water swim races

In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
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)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
The event will be supporting Al Jalila Foundation’s Obesity Research campaign, and features as an official event of Dubai Sports Council. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
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)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Burj Al Arab swimming competition
Participants compete in Burj Al Arab swim in Dubai. (Getty Images)