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In pictures: Why we love the UAE

Because you can do almost anything in the UAE. And we’ve got pictures to prove it.

In pictures: Why we love the UAE
Because you can do almost anything in the UAE. And we’ve got pictures to prove it.
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
1. You can practise your yoga skills in an indoor ski area in the middle of the desert. @minja0490
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
2. Or you can step outside into the actual desert and go dune bashing with the local camels. @asil.ab
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
3. Feeling hot? Cool down on an Abra ride alongside the dancing Dubai Fountain. @aljvd
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
4. Still feeling hot? Head down to Aquaventure in the Atlantis and experience an underwater ride alongside sharks and other sea creatures. @izzatihazrul
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
5. If the latter is too commercial for you, try fishing the way our Emirati ancestors used to do it. @nicolachiton
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
6. On another note, you could stroll the old spice souq in Bur Dubai. @dubaidarelhy
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
7. Are you a sports addict? Pass by the Los Angeles inspired outdoor gym at The Beach, JBR. @progressive_calisthenics
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
8. You can experience some of the world’s best fireworks like these ones at the Dubai World Cup. @jasminee75
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
9. Watch the Dubai Fountain while hanging from a wire. @dubai
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
10. Or watch a celebrity perform live on stage – Katy Perry is one of many celebs to visit the UAE. @mydubai
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
11. Bored of the city life? Drive to Hatta dam for some peace and quiet. @needlez_and_pinzz
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
12. And do that while on a motorcycle in the middle of the highway. @saeedbintowq
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
13. Don’t be surprised if you pass by Dubai Police’s luxury fleet. @dubaipolicehq
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
14. And don’t be surprised if you see this guy… @mr.eisa
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
15. Or this guy… @olegcricket
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
16. Did we mention that the UAE attracts adventurers? Why swim alone when you can swim with a horse? @ra3i.al5il
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
17. Yes – this is the same horse, relaxing with a baby. @ra3i.al5il
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
18. Speaking of relaxation, there aren’t many places where you can enjoy a luxury oasis in the middle of the desert – this is Dubai’s Bab Al Shams resort. If you haven’t been yet, you’re missing out. @taramilktea
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
19. Sick of the desert? Hang out with penguins at a ski slope inside a shopping mall. @farahalqaderi
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
20. Or visit the Dubai Miracle Garden and Butterfly Garden, where houses made out of flowers and hundreds of butterfly species reside. @carolcantelli
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
21. There’s always something for the kids. @samaralmarri
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
22. And adults too – enjoy a traditional Arabic coffee and raise a cup to the country’s 44th National Day. @ellocandy
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
23. Enjoy the city’s skyline with a friend at the man-made island, Palm Jumeirah. @lena_denisova
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
24. Or enjoy it alone – while doing yoga. @jarradseng
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
25. Family activities don’t have to be spent in the mall – in winter, that is. @m6nphotography
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
26. Well, they can be spent swimming with dolphins. Yup, we’re still in the UAE. @loxxi125
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
27. Skateboard at a skate park to the backdrop of Burj Khalifa. @tonyacolson
In pictures: Why we love the UAE
28. Shall we go on? Or have you fell for the UAE yet? @mydubai