Crescent moon-shaped lake appears in Dubai desert

After the Pink Lake in RAK and Love Lakes in Al Qudra, there's a new Instagram-worthy landmark

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A crescent-shaped lake appeared in the Dubai desert, just in time for Ramadan.

Moon Lake is in the middle of Al Qudra desert, surrounded by golden sand dunes.

The National went in search of the new landmark with a drone, and took these remarkable photographs.

The crescent moon lake was first pictured by Dubai-based photographer and videographer, Mostafa, who published images on his Instagram account @100.pixels.

He described the lake as a “hidden gem, full of wildlife and barely untouched nature”.

"You will find a lot of oryx in the area. The views during sunset and sunrise are amazing," he said.

The discovery comes after pictures of a pink lake on the coast of Ras Al Khaimah went viral on Instagram.

Scientists investigated the mysteriously rosy colour, and suggested the natural oddity was caused by red algae in the salty water.

This lake is likely to be man-made like the nearby Love Lakes, which have proved to be popular with tourists.

If you want to go in search of the crescent moon lake, the Google Map co-ordinates are 24.7874218, 55.3065662.

Be warned, you will need a 4x4 to cross the desert, as there is no paved road.

In pictures: the pink lake in Ras Al Khaimah