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Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi

Visitors from around Gulf descend on the UAE's capital for Mazayin Dhafra Festival

Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emirati competitors guide their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
The festival took place in the desert, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emiratis prepare their camels for a competition during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emirati men prepare their Arabian saluki dogs for a race (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in 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 (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emirati men look through a fence (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emirati men attend the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival (AFP/Getty Images)
Camel beauty show attracts the crowds in Abu Dhabi
Emirati men hold their Arabian saluki dogs before their traditional race AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)