Being 17: The life of a teenager in UAE
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UAE: The life of a 17-year-old in Dubai

Seventeen-year-old Mohammed has lived in Dubai his whole life.

With a very large immigrant population, as a native Emirati Mohammed is a minority in his country.

For him and his friends the United Arab Emirates is a paradise in the Middle East, and they enjoy spending their free time at weekends kayaking on The Palm and flying Mohammed’s drone.

Being 17 is a series created by the BBC World Service and Radio 1 Newsbeat looking at how 17-year-olds all over the world spend their Saturdays.

Video journalist: Matt Wareham

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  • 07 Mar 2019
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