Al Gaffal Dhow race in Dubai

epaselect epa09994309 Sailors in action during a training session on the eve of the al Gaffal Race, at Sur Bin Na'air Island outside Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 June 2022. Al Gaffal long distance Sur Bin Na'air 60ft Traditional Dhow Race (Dhow is a traditional boat) in Dubai is the biggest traditional sailing race in the world. 118 boats take part in the race which starts from Sur Bu Na'air Island reach the finish line at the coast of Dubai passing by Moon Island. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Eid Al-Fitr celebrations in Dubai

epa09921956 People celebrate after attending the Eid Al-Fitr prayer at Nad Al Hammar Eid Musalla in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 May 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the three days festival marking the end of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is one of the two major holidays in the Islamic calendar. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Ramadan in Dubai

epaselect epa09865785 A Muslim prays inside the Al Farooq Omar Bin Al Khattab Mosque during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 April 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by praying during the night time and abstaining from eating, drinking, and sexual acts during the period between sunrise and sunset. Ramadan is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and it is believed that the revelation of the first verse in the Koran was during its last 10 nights. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Closing ceremony of EXPO 2020 Dubai

epaselect epa09862403 Dancers perform at the performance center at Al Wasl Plaza at the EXPO site during the official closing ceremony of EXPO 2020 Dubai, in Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 31 March 2022. The EXPO 2020 Dubai has ended on 31 March 2022 the Six months where 192 countries took part by their pavilions in the EXPO 2020 Dubai which was the first international Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain

epaselect epa09834189 Dutch Formula One driver Max Verstappen of Red Bull Racing during the 2nd practice session for Formula One Grand Prix of Bahrain at the Bahrain International Circuit in Sakhir, Bahrain, 18 March 2022. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Arabian Desert Camel Riding School for women in Dubai

epaselect epa09272500 Linda Krockenberger (L), the founder of Arabian Desert Camel Riding School for women, leads a training session in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 12 June 2021 (issued 15 June 2021). Linda Krockenberger works in hospitality in Dubai but also trains camel riding. She started the first camel riding school in January 2021, the Arabian Desert Camel Riding Centre, with an Emirati who owns camels and whose family has been in camel racing for decades. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Dubai Fight Night boxing match - Jamel Herring vs Carl Frampton

epaselect epa09114737 Jamel Herring (L) of the US in action against Carl Frampton of Northern Ireland during the D4G Promotions' Legacy Fight Night Boxing match in the Gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 03 April 2021. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Dubai Golden Shaheen - Dubai World Cup 2021

epaselect epa09101230 Jockey Antonio Fresu on Zenden from the USA falls off the horse after they crossed the finish line and won the Dubai Golden Shaheen race at the Dubai World Cup in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 27 March 2021. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Official opening of Museum of the Future in Dubai

epaselect epa09777110 The 'Museum of The Future' is illuminated during the official opening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 22 February 2022. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has dubbed this building 'most beautiful building on earth'. The Dubai ruler ordered the official opening to be on special date of 22 February 2022 (22.02.2022). The Museum of The Future is a cultural institution combining elements of exhibition, theater and themed attraction. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Golf Dubai Desert Classic in Dubai

epa08162575 Robert Karlsson of Sweden in action during the third round of Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2020 Golf tournament at Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 25 January 2020. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Pope Francis visits UAE

epaselect epa07342812 His Holiness Pope Francis (C-R) head of Catholic Church and His Eminence Ahmed el-Tayeb Grand Imam of Al Azhar Al Sharif visit Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 04 February 2019. Pope Francis is on three-day visit to the UAE, making him the first pontiff to visit an Arab Gulf state. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER

Russia vs South Korea

epa03956838 Russia's Dmitri Tarasov (L) in action against South Korea's Park Jong-Woo (R) during the international friendly soccer match between Russia and South Korea at Zabeel Stadium Al-Wasl Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 November 2013. EPA/ALI HAIDER

ExxonMobil Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament in Doha

epa04008349 Spain's Rafael Nadal returns the ball to Gael Monfils of France during their final match for the ExxonMobil Qatar ATP Open Tennis tournament at the Khalifa Tennis Complex in Doha, Qatar on 04 January 2014. EPA/ALI HAIDER

9th Asian Swimming Championships in Dubai

epa03474757 A slow exposure picture taken with zoom effect shows Japanese swimmer Yumi Adachi performing during the Solo Synchronised Swimming final at the 9th Asian Swimming Championships at Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Sports Complex in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 November 2012. Yumi Adachi took the second place. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Omega Dubai Ladies Masters

epa03036360 US golfer Alexis Thompson hits a tee shot during final round at Omega Dubai Ladies Masters in emirate gulf of Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 17 December 2011. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Police graduation ceremony in Dubai

epa03019464 Newly graduated UAE police officers take part in a parade during their graduation ceremony at Dubai Police Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 30 November 2011. Dubai Police Academy celebrated the graduation of the 19th batch of 130 cadets of candidates in addition to graduate students at the Academy and MS and Ph.D. holders. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Formula One Grand Prix Abu Dhabi

epa03002421 McLaren Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton steers his car during Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 13 November 2011. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Opening ceremony of the Green Line of Dubai Metro

epa02906511 A tunnel view during the opening ceremony of the Green Line of Dubai Metro at one of the Metro's stations in Dubai, United Arab Emirateson 09 September 2011. The Green Line is one of the two lines on the Dubai Metro network in Dubai, UAE.Dubai Metro’s second line, which will add a further 18 stations and 23km to the existing rail network, has undergone technical trial runs in preparation for its launch,RTA chairman Matter Al Tayer said. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Ramadan in United Arab Emirates

epa02851918 The crescent moon is seen at the Dubai's sky as a signal for the starting of holy Islamic month of Ramadan for the first day second night, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 01 August 2011. Muslims began the fasting month of Ramadan on 01 August in most of Islamic countries and others will start the holy month on 02 August during an especially gruelling time of the year, with sweltering heat and extremely long daylight hours across the Summer in the Middle East. Muslims during Ramadan abstain from eating, drinking, smoking, and having sexual relation from sunrise to sunset. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Al Wahda vs Hekari United

epa02486184 Hekari United FC player Alvin Singh (R) vies for the ball with Al-Wahda Sports Club player Ismaeil Matar (L) during their FIFA Club World Cup soccer match at Mohammed Bin Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 08 December 2010. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Visit

epa02465389 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2010. The queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh are on their second state visit to the UAE since 1979. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip Visit

epa02465311 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II (C), Prince Philip (L), Duke of Edinburgh, and General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (R), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 24 November 2010. The queen and her husband, the Duke of Edinburgh are on their second state visit to the UAE since 1979. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Christie's auction's items

epa02410533 A woman passes at an artwork entitled 'Les rouges et les noirs' by Algerian artist Zoulikha Bouabdella during a Christie's auction house exhibition at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 October 2010. Christie’s will auction International Modern and Contemporary Art at the Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel on October 26, while the watches and jewels go under the hammer the next day. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Christie's exhibition held at Jumairah Emirates Towers in Gulf Emirate of Dubai

epa02692044 A woman looks at the artwork 'Munis and Revolutionary Man' by Iranian artist Shirin Neshat during the Christie's exhibition held at Jumairah Emirates Towers in Gulf Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 17 April 2011. Christie’s Dubai will hold their tenth Middle Eastern- focused auction on 19 April with their sale of Modern and Contemporary Arab, Iranian and Turkish art, which will include important works by the leading artists of the Middle East and Turkey. The upcoming sale is a reflection of the increasing sophistication and maturity of this market and features the strongest selection of contemporary works offered since the inaugural sale held in Dubai in 2006. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

epa01916588 Formula One drivers in action during the third practice session at newly built racetrack Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 31 October 2009. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will be held on 01 November 2009. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Spain vs Switzerland

epa02205314 Spain's Sergio Ramos (L) and Switzerland's goalkeeper Diego Benaglio (R) during the FIFA World Cup 2010 group H preliminary round match between Spain and Switzerland at the Durban stadium in Durban, South Africa, 16 June 2010. EPA/ALI HAIDER Please refer to www.epa.eu/downloads/FIFA-WorldCup2010-Terms-and-Conditions.pdf

Powerboats compete during the Heat 2 at Dubai UIM XCat Powerboat Championships in gulf emirate of Dubai

epa02110893 Powerboats compete during the Heat 2 at Dubai UIM XCat Powerboat Championships in gulf emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates on 10 April 2010. Eight countries and twenty-one teams compete for the UIM Xcat Middle East Championships at Dubai International Marine Club, (DIMC), marking the start of the extreme series. EPA/ALI HAIDER

Million’s Poet

epa02107754 Poetess Hissa Hilal from Saudi Arabia reads a poem during fourth season of Million’s Poet in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on 07 April 2010. Five poets from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, including a woman slug it out in the final episode of the biggest poetry competition “Million’s Poet” in gulf region, Dh5 million ($1,362,000) is the winner’s prize. EPA/ALI HAIDER

A UAE woman stands at Marina beach

epa01701505 A UAE woman stands at Marina beach in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 18 April 2009. Earth Day is a name used for two different observances, both held annually during spring, and autumn. These are intended to inspire awareness of and appreciation for the Earth's environment. The United Nations celebrates Earth Day, which was founded by John McConnell in 1969, each year on the March equinox, while a global observance originated by Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, and since January 1970 also called Earth Day, is celebrated in many countries each year on April 22.( EPA/ALI HAIDER

Practice session for Dubai Desert Classic

epa02014951 Golfers during a practice session two days before the start of the 2010 Omega Dubai Desert Classic at the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 02 February 2010. EPA/ALI HAIDER

World's tallest building inaugurated

epa01979833 Light installations mark the opening ceremony of skyscraper Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates 04 January 2010. The tallest building in the world was officially inaugurated on 04 January 2010 by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai. Formerly known as the Burj Dubai thebuilding was officially unveiled as the Burj Khalifa, named after the UAE President. The tower's official height was declared to be 828 metrer, 10 metrer taller than previous estimates had suggested and considerably taller than the previous record holder, Taipei 101. EPA/ALI HAIDER

IRAQ ELECTIONS

epa00597344 An Iraqi woman shows her finger stained with ink after voting at a pollling station in Baghdad on Thursday 15 December 2005. Iraqis headed for polling stations Thursday to elect the first permanent parliament since the 2003 fall of Saddam Hussein's regime. Immediately after the 6,200 polling stations opened at 7 a.m. (0400 GMT), explosions were heard in Baghdad and Ramadi despite tight security measures implemented for the vote. EPA/ALI HAIDER YEAR ENDER 2005 - DECEMBER

15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m)

epaselect epa09652717 Margaret Mac Neil of Canada competes in the Women's 100m Butterfly final at the 15th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 21 December 2021. Mac Neil won the race. EPA-EFE/ALI HAIDER
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