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In pictures: Life’s a beach as the UAE prepares for Eid Al Adha

October 14, 2013

Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque still gets plenty of admirers in tourists while many local and expatriate residents either still work or have already head out of the town for the Eid al Adha holiday. Silvia Razgova / The National
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque still gets plenty of admirers in tourists while many local and expatriate residents either still work or have already head out of the town for the Eid al Adha holiday. Silvia Razgova / The National
(R) Heithem Hafsi, 17, and Emad Rachid, 17, spend a part of their afternoon jumping into water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
(R) Heithem Hafsi, 17, and Emad Rachid, 17, spend a part of their afternoon jumping into water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
(Front C) Anne Hoffmann, 11, and her friend Anna Langemann, 10, check out a sea urchin, a gift from (R) Emad Rachid, 17, while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
(Front C)  Anne Hoffmann, 11, and  her friend Anna Langemann, 10, check out a sea urchin, a gift from (R) Emad Rachid, 17, while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Abdulah al Katheeri, 23, enjoys his time kayaking at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Abdulah al Katheeri, 23, enjoys his time kayaking at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque still gets plenty of admirers in tourists while many local and expatriate residents either still work or have already head out of the town for the Eid al Adha holiday on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the mosque in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque still gets plenty of admirers in tourists while many local and expatriate residents either still work or have already head out of the town for the Eid al Adha holiday on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at the mosque in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 13, 2013 /// (L) Heithem Hafsi, 17, and Emad Rachid, 17, spend a part of their afternoon playing in the sea water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Oct. 13, 2013 /// 

(L) Heithem Hafsi, 17, and Emad Rachid, 17, spend a part of their afternoon playing in the sea water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
A young girl learns to swim while enjoying her time outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
A young girl learns to swim while enjoying her time outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
Holiday-makers enjoy their time outdoors watching the passersby, swimming, and hanging out with family and friends at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi. Silvia Razgova / The National
A man takes break from hanging gout with family to pray at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
A man takes break from hanging gout with family to pray at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday evening, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. Silvia Razgova / The National
Emad Rachid, 17, spends a part of their afternoon playing in the sea water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. (Silvia Razgova / The National)
Emad Rachid, 17, spends a part of their afternoon playing in the sea water while enjoying the outdoors at the Breakwater Corniche in Abu Dhabi, on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, the day before Arafat Day, and the official beginning of Eid Al Adha. (Silvia Razgova / The National)