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Norwich City fans stage open-top bus parade in Dubai

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Media captionNorwich City ex-pat fans hold bus parade in Dubai

Norwich City supporters living in Dubai have taken part in an open-top bus parade to celebrate the club's promotion to the Premier League.

The UAE Canaries showed off their yellow and green as they passed some of Dubai's most famous landmarks including the Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa.

The supporters club did not face the same issues as the official open-top parade.

Norwich City's bus broke down during celebrations on 6 May.

Players had to abandon the big yellow bus, with some attempting to push the vehicle before climbing on board a red replacement.

Norwich City beat Aston Villa on 5 May to be crowned champions.

The club's promotion also coincided with the Dubai-based supporters club's 10th anniversary.

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Image caption The double-decker bus was decorated in Canaries colours

Chairman of the UAE supporters club Philip Bray said the parade received a "great reaction."

"Many people were honking car horns - and not just ex-pats - several Emiratis were joining in, people on pavement cafes were waving and construction workers were cheering from the many building sites around the city," he said.

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