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Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014

The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region

Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Camels and handler arrive for racing prior to the start of Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai is pictured during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Crown Prince of Dubai is pictured during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoum Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Handlers wait for camels to cross the finish line during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Robotic jockeys are pictured during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Handlers prepare camels to race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Handlers interact during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
A camel is whipped by a robotic jockey during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
Camels race during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
A camel is seen with a robotic jockey during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)
Dubai Camel Racing Festival 2014
A general view during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack on April 16, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region. (Getty Images)