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In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi

The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.

In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi
Emirati competitors take part in the Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert, 150 kms west of the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi
A man takes part at the Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert, 150 kms west of the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi
Saudi and Emirati participants prepare a camp at the Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert, 150 kms west of the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi
Arabian Saluki dogs race during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi.
In pictures: Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert west of Abu Dhabi
Saudi and Emirati participants prepare a camp at the Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert, 150 kms west of the United Arab Emirates' capital Abu Dhabi.