2018: Looking Back On The Highs And Lows Of This Year
Highs, lows, and a whole lotta events
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...
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!