Christmas is a time of year that brings some much needed peace and joy to cities across the Arab world.

Christians and Muslims in the region celebrate the season and often share snippets of the festive spirit online. 

Here are a few images that beautifully capture it all:

1. Beautifully lit Christmas decorations (Dubai, UAE)

2. Streets decked with lights (Beirut, Lebanon)

3. The festive season is on (Byblos, Lebanon)

4. Kiosks, lights and action (Beirut, Lebanon)

5. Positive vibes in the air (Cairo, Egypt)

6. Streets filled with festivities (Baghdad, Iraq)

7. Airports are more than ready for Christmas (Baghdad, Iraq)

8. Painted faces and bright smiles (Damascus, Syria)

9. It's a pink Christmas in some places (Lattakia, Syria)

10. Lights everywhere (Amman, Jordan)

11. A golden spirit (Jordan)

12. Creativity at its finest (Kuwait)