2018: Looking Back On The Highs And Lows Of This Year

Highs, lows, and a whole lotta events

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Ah, 2018, you've been interesting.

With some real highlights, and some big stories, it's been an unforgettable year.

It started with a bang, (albeit without fireworks) at the Burj Khalifa, and rolled on through.

It was the Year of Zayed, and a fabulous hologram of the Father of the Nation was created

2019 will be the Year of Tolerance, it has been announced.

It was the year of the #InMyFeelingsChallenge

It was a World Cup year, and Dubai celebrated in style...

Though there was the occasional mishap.

It was also the year of the Ellie Holman scandal - the woman who accused the UAE of detaining her for 'drinking a glass of wine'

When in fact, she had an expired passport, took photos in prohibited areas and shouted at a customs officer.

And the tourist who racked up AED170,000 worth of fines in a rented Lamborghini

(He did manage to strike a deal with the Dubai Police and pay less than that in the end)

XDubai wake-surfed through Madinat Jumeirah

It's been a huge year, with highs and lows, and of course - PLENTY of events

And 2019 promises just as much fun, already with dozens of event rolling out - RedFest, Jazz Fest, George Ezra performing in January, along with Dubai Shopping Festival already underway.

Happy New Year, and keep on smiling Dubai!