The Beauty of the UAE: Coast

In the build-up to the UAE's 50th year, 'The National' selects the 10 most beautiful shots it has taken around the coastline

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Dozens of kite surfers make the most of favourable conditions at Jumeirah Beach, Dubai.

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The mountains can be seen from the Gulf of Oman in Dibba, Fujairah.

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Jubail Mangrove Park, Abu Dhabi, at dusk.

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People enjoying boat rides, kayaking and other adventure activities at Hatta Dam, Dubai.

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People spending time enjoying a spectacular sunset near the beach in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Dhows unloading and loading items by Deira's Spice Market. For many people, the creek [Khor] with its dhow moorings, Abra water taxis and souks is the very essence of the old city. For decades, Dubai Creek has been a hive of activity as traders bring in goods and sell their wares at the bustling markets nearby.

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View of the beach near the Pink Lake, which was discovered in Ras Al Khaimah.

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Fishing on a hazy New Year's Day morning overlooking the Burj al Arab, Dubai.

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The sun sets on a mangrove forest area on Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi.

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The coastline of Al Sila'a, a city 350 kilometres west of Abu Dhabi and 450km west of Dubai, consisting mainly of Emirati town houses. A sand plover is searching for worms during low tide along the Sila'a coastline.

Updated: November 28th 2021, 8:08 AM