The sun rises from behind the Hajar Mountains as one of the world’s largest hot air balloons carries 24 passengers flying over the Margham desert about 60 km (37 miles) southeast of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Cyclists start the sport stage of the 2nd day of the Dubai Tour on Thursday
Spectators watch the second free practice at Yas Marina racetrack in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The Emirates Formula One Grand Prix will take place on Sunday.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, inspects an honour guard comprised of members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. President Sheikh Khalifa begins a state visit to the UK on Tuesday, the first for a UAE president in 24 years.
A Syrian refugee girl walks inside the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, east of the city of Zarqa in Jordan.