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International kite flying festival kicks off on Dubai's Jumeirah Beach

Flying kites on Jumeirah beach.
Flying kites on Jumeirah beach. Image by Krista / CC BY 2.0

The three-day Dubai International Kite Festival has got underway, with enthusiasts from all over the world collecting on the beach at Jumeirah 3 to fly kites of all shapes, sizes and colours. There are 81 participants from 25 countries taking part, and so far enormous sea creatures, cartoon characters and a giant UAE flag have been among the designs seen in the skies. Read more: thenational.ae