In pictures: Sultan Bin Zayed heritage camel festival in Al-Ain on the Emirate of Abu Dhabi

Under the patronage of HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan, the festival features the traditional camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts
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Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan inspects a camel during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) watches Emiratees perform a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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A camel that won a beauty contest is covered with saffron during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C) watches Emiratees perform a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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A camel that won a beauty contest is covered with saffron during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emiratees perform a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L) is greeted during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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An Emiratee woman performs a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan (C) watches Emiratees perform a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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A camel that won a beauty contest is covered with saffron during the Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan camel festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Emiratees perform a traditional dance during the camel festival at the Sweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi on January 30, 2017. The festival includes a camel beauty contest, a traditional souq, a camel auction, and competitions for traditional handicrafts. (KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)