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In pictures: UAE Olympic squad 2012

July 18, 2012

UAE's Ahmed Khalil celebrates after scoring against Uzbekistan while Omar Abdulrahman looks on. Sammy Dallal / The National
UAE's Ahmed Khalil celebrates after scoring against Uzbekistan while Omar Abdulrahman looks on.  Sammy Dallal / The National
UAE's first ever Olympic gold medalists Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Hasher al Maktoum, waves a local supporters at his arrival at Dubai from Athens, Thursday 26 August 2004. 40 years old Ahmed won gold in the Double Trap shooting discipline. EPA/Jorge Ferrari
UAE's first ever Olympic gold medalists Sheikh Ahmed Mohammed Hasher al Maktoum, waves a local supporters at his arrival at Dubai  from Athens, Thursday 26 August 2004.
40 years old Ahmed won gold in the Double Trap shooting discipline.  EPA/Jorge Ferrari
UAE Olympic swimmer Mubarak Mohamed Salem Al Besher. Antonie Robertson/The National
UAE Olympic swimmer Mubarak Mohamed Salem Al Besher.  Antonie Robertson/The National

UAE players and staff celebrate after beating Uzbekistan 3-2 to qualify for the Olympics in Uzbekistan. Sammy Dallal / The National
UAE players and staff celebrate after beating Uzbekistan 3-2 to qualify for the Olympics in Uzbekistan.  Sammy Dallal / The National
UAE Olympic weightlifter Khadija Mohammed. Satish Kumar / The National
UAE Olympic weightlifter Khadija Mohammed.  Satish Kumar / The National

UAE athlete Humaid Al Derei who is representing the Emirates in judo at the London 2012 Olympics. Ravindranath K / The National
UAE athlete Humaid Al Derei who is representing the Emirates in judo at the London 2012 Olympics.  Ravindranath K / The National
Betlhem Desalegn Balayneh, one of the female UAE athletes at this year's Olympics. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ
Betlhem Desalegn Balayneh, one of the female UAE athletes at this year's Olympics. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE LOPEZ