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Faces 4 (UAE)

At the Camel beauty contest.
Medinat Zayed, emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Faces 3 (UAE)

At the Camel beauty contest.
Al Dhafra, emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Faces 2 (UAE)

Medinat Zayed, emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Faces 1 (UAE)

Medinat Zayed, emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Camel Beauty Contest — مسابقات جمال الجمل

Pageantry in the desert.
Camel beauty contest.
Al Dhafra Camel Festival, Medinat Zayed, UAE

Twenty Tweleven

High points.
Overlooking the UAE-Oman Border and the Hajar mountains.
Jabel Hafeet, UAE

December in Abu Dhabi: Santa in the Sand — ديسمبر في أبو ظبي : سانتا في الرمال

Around (everyone else’s) Christmas time, the UAE is stil tropical, still desert. But of course, Santa still comes to visit (admittedly from the Philippines).

Top: December sunset
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Middle: The road past Liwa to Mureeb
Western Regions, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Bottom: A visitor tells Santa that she just wants a picture with him for Christmas.
Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, UAE

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