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In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival

The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore.

In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
Men walk their camels across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2017. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
Men walk their camels across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2017. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A falcon is being trained by a falconer on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A falcon flies past a device measuring its speed on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
An Emirati falconer trains his bird on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
An Emirati falconer trains his bird on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
An Emirati falconer trains his bird on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
An Emirati falconer trains his bird on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: UAE heritage Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival
A falcon is being trained by a falconer on January 1, 2017, during the Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres southwest of Abu Dhabi. The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) or other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)