Time Out Dubai has the best pictures of Dubai from 2015, with One Direction, golf, Dubai World Cup, Kite Beach, Mall Of The Emirates, Apple Store and more
Time Out Dubai staff
A beautiful butterfly feels its way around a new home, at Dubai Miracle Garden
Alain Roberts, aka French Spiderman, broke a world record when he climbed the famous Cayan Tower ('Twisted Tower') in Dubai Marina without the support of ropes.
In a year where plans for hundreds of kilometres more cycle tracks were unveiled, riders took to the city in their droves.
The Tour Of Dubai attracted huge crowds as it passed through the dessert, as well as city locations like Dubai Media City.
World Air Games 2015 owned the skies above in Dubai in December, producing numerous awesome stunts with a range of flying machines. By far the most talked about were the frequent hot air balloon shows.
Mall Of The Emirates opened an entire new level of shops, eateries and a cinema. Adidas gave the event a sprinkle of celebrity when they bought David Beckham to their store.
BOXPARK, a cool new shopping and dining district was opened on Al Wasl, bringing with it numerous exclusive outlets.
Dubai World Cup at Meydan was once again the biggest sporting and social event of the year.
Dubai Music Week attracted thousands of fans to headline shows featuring Ellie Goulding, Thirty Seconds To Mars and Jason Derulo.
The ingle biggest pop concert ever held in the UAE took place at Sevens Stadium when One Direction rolled into town.
The opening of the Apple Store in the Mall Of The Emirates extension was the worst kept shopping in retail, hidden as it was for some time behind these hoardings.
Kylie Minogue was the star guest at the Dubai World Cup after event concert.
Katy Perry held an invite-only concert at Atlantis The Palm for Dubai Airshow.
Top level international sport returned to Sports City when England took on Pakistan in a series of Test matches and ODIs.
Kite Beach and the Corniche in Dubai continued to develop into a beautiful hub of quaint eateries and activities for beachgoers.
Fashion Forward was once again at the forefront of the fashion industry in the Middle East.
Camel racing occupied an important part of the sporting calendar for residents at numerous tracks around the emirate.
Jake Gyllenhaal was the star turn at the Dubai International Film Festival.
The world's leading golfers continued to fight for glory at numerous big events at Dubai's best golf courses.
Art Dubai grew again - a it will do in 2016 - and attracted a worldwide audience to its numerous exhibitions and gallery events.
Dubai entered the space race, unveiling plans to send to Mars.
The Electric Run was another hugely popular fun run to take place in Dubai.
Xavi Hernandez, who plays his football in Qatar, met fans at Go Sports in Mall Of The Emirates.
Paige Spiranac bought with her worldwide attention when she took to the course in Dubai.
Apple Store opening in Mall Of The Emirates created the typical fanfare as customers queued for hours to be first in.
Eva Longoria's Global Gift Gala was again a signature event of the Dubai International Film Festival.