Staff photographers’ best pictures from February 2014

  • Maitha Yaqoob, 10, performs a traditional Emirati dance during the Qasr Al Hosn Festival.  Sammy Dallal / The National
  • Sir Richard Branson photographed at Mina A'Salam Hotel while attending the Government Summit to deliver a speech. Antonie Robertson / The National
  • Katie Cox, one of Cavalia's stunt riders, with her horse, Emilio, a Canadian-born percheron, at the Cavalia stables. Silvia Razgova / The National
  • A man sits on a small dune next to a tent during the Qasr Al Hosn Festival. Mona Al Marzooqi / The National
  • A Lappet-faced vulture takes flight during a presentation, at the Kalba Bird of Prey Centre.  Jeffrey E Biteng / The National
  • Baniyas took on Al Nasr on Monday, February 4. Al Nasr walked away with a 2-0 win. Delores Johnson / The National
  • Golfer Stephen Gallacher with his daughter Ellie after winning the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Pawan Singh / The National
  • A meeting at Khazan showroom during the Gulf Food exhibition at Dubai World Trade Centre. Jaime Puebla / The National
  • Sri Lankan expats ignore the elephant in the room during a ceremony held to mark the 66th Sri Lankan Independence Day at the Consulate in Bur Dubai.  Razan Alzayani / The National
  • Rasheed Ahmad rides a camel during the Sultan bin Zayed Al Nahyan Cultural Festival in Sweihan. Lee Hoagland / The National
  • Cyclists in the peloton make their way along the Sharjah to Kalba road during the third stage of the Dubai Tour. Christopher Pike / The National
  • A display shows the traditional way of preparing tea and arabic coffee at Qasr Al Hosn Festival. Ravindranath K / The National
  • A man carrying a large lamp forms part of a wedding procession in Jaipur, India. Brian Kerrigan / The National
  • Performers put on a show during the opening ceremony of the Dubai Tour in Burj Park. Sarah Dea / The National
  • Dark pink sorrel flowers at Wadi Al Bih in Ras Al Khaimah. Satish Kumar / The National
  • Boats float along Abu Dhabi's Corniche as early morning fog clears. Fatima Al Marzooqi / The National

Staff photographers of The National choose their favourite pictures shot on assignment in February.

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