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    Friday Sep 12

    The strange and the wonderful

    With summer vacations coming to an end, we asked Facebook readers to revisit their holiday reel and send in travel photography, showcasing places they visited this year. Here, we present the winners:

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    Tuesday Sep 9

    Reader Picture Essay: Jebel Hafeet

    One of the most popular sites in the country, Al Ain’s Jebel Hafeet attracts visitors from all over the UAE and neighbouring countries. Rising 1,240 metres, Jebel Hafeet is Abu Dhabi’s highest peak, and UAE’s second, after Jebel Yibir in the Hajar Mountains. According to the tourism board of Abu Dhabi, this towering rocky height, which stands guard over Al Ain and borders Oman, is forged out of craggy limestone that has weathered down over millions of years. Steeped in history, Jebel Hafeet’s foothills host ancient burial tombs, dating back 5,000 years. The discovery of calcified corals has also established that the region was once covered by the sea. With so much to discover, Gulf News reader Abdul Kareem made a trip to Al Ain, to photograph the mountainous region. The Sharjah resident said: “Al Ain is rich in historical, architectural heritage and this is one of its best spots.

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    Friday Sep 5

    Reader picture of the day: Golden hour

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    Tuesday Sep 2

    The world in a city

    A visit to Hong Kong allowed Gulf News reader Abrar Mohsin to experiment with photographing ‘cityscapes’. The Dubai-based marketing manager and photography enthusiast said: “Hong Kong has a small land mass, with over seven million people, hence it is one of the most densely populated cities in the world. The name Hong Kong in Cantonese means ‘fragrant harbour’, because of the influx of sweet water from the Pearl River. Hong Kong has always fascinated me, as it is a city with two different traditions — Chinese and Western. You get to see a mix of everything in the city. But what really draws one’s attention are the highrises. The city has grown vertically, which is fascinating. I call it a ‘concrete jungle’. Hong Kong has two distinctive styles of living — one showing its glitz and glamour, and the other depicting the match-box style living that people are used to. It is a stark and real contrast, but people who live there swear by it and love the city to the core.”

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    Friday Aug 22

    Reader picture of the day - Locking horns

    Gulf News reader Jaffer Shadiq took this picture in Oman.

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    Wednesday Aug 20

    The old and new...

    Gulf News reader Deepak Sivanandan went on a journey to find the traditions and cultures of the land.

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    Sunday Aug 17

    Great escape

    Gulf News reader takes a trip to the Liwa Oasis for an adventure.

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    Tuesday Aug 12

    Different faces of entertainers

    Shabab Paika captured these images of entertainers to portray their “traditions, religions and cultures”.

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    Sunday Aug 10

    Reader picture of the day

    Reader picture of the day

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    Friday Aug 8

    Ramadan theme brings out the creativity

    Gulf News Facebook readers sent in numerous submissions for the month of fasting

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    Wednesday Aug 6

    Reader Pictures of the Day

    Reader Pictures of the Day

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    Tuesday Aug 5

    Reader picture of the day

    Reader picture of the day

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    Sunday Aug 3

    A glimpse of Italy’s history

    Every corner of Italy’s streets and valleys is filled with history. It was once home to legends like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci and currently has the greatest number of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) World Heritage sites in the world. Gulf News reader Neha N., a Sharjah resident and photography enthusiast, captured some of its ancient lore on camera on a recent summer vacation to the country

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    Wednesday Jul 30

    Reader picture of the day

    Reader picture of the day

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    Tuesday Jul 29

    Reader picture essay: Under the weather

    Gulf News reader Ebrahim Malik sends us photographs of how monsoon season is affecting Uttar Pradesh.

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    Sunday Jul 27

    Reader Picture of the Day

    Reader Picture of the Day

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    Wednesday Jul 16

    Reader pictures of the day

    Reader pictures of the day

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    Tuesday Jul 15

    Reader picture essay: Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque

    It’s perhaps one of the most photographed buildings in the UAE — just a glimpse of the Shaikh Zayed Grand Mosque and you can see why. This architectural work of art is one the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for 40,000 worshippers. It has 82 domes, over 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold-gilded chandeliers and the world’s largest hand knotted carpet. The mosque’s first ceremony was the funeral of its namesake, the founding father of the UAE, Shaikh Zayed, who is buried at the site. In Ramadan, approximately 25,000 to 35,000 people visit the mosque every day for iftar and prayers. Air-conditioned iftar tents have also been erected to welcome labourers.

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    Wednesday Jul 9

    Reader pictures of the day

    Reader pictures of the day

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    Tuesday Jul 8

    Reader Picture Essay

    Gulf News reader explores the ancient city of Athens and comes up with some historical marvels.

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    Sunday Jul 6

    Reader pictures of the day

    Reader pictures of the day

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    Friday Jul 4

    Reader pictures of the day

    Reader pictures of the day

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    Wednesday Jul 2

    The sleeping princess

    View Mount Mayon, in the Philippines.

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    Tuesday Jul 1

    Reader pictures of the day

    Reader pictures of the day

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    Monday Jun 30

    Reader picture of the day

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