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In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival

The nine day festival attracts the region's most powerful four wheel drives and bikers to face exciting challenges including cars drag race, bikes race, motocross track challenge, camel race, horse race, classic cars competition and Moreeb track for freestyle drifting.

In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, hosts a variety of races including cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses, alongside other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.
In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A handler prepares a camel to race during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019.
In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
Robotic jockeys control camels during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019.
In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A handler prepares a camel to race during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019.
In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A camel controlled by a robotic jockey stumbles and falls during a race as part of the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019..
In pictures: Abu Dhabi's 2019 Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf Emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2019 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2019.