In pictures: Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival

This festival offers a week-long celebration of UAE heritage with competitions and activities including bike riding and camping in the desert of Moreeb Dune.
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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A handler leads a purebred Arab horse ahead of a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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A dune buggy practices during a sand dune racing at the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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A general view shows the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018.
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi.
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