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An Emirati man walks a camel across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. 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. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels line up prior to the start of a race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels walk across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. 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. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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TOPSHOT - Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels line up prior to the start of a race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels walk across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. 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. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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A dune buggy practices during a sand dune racing at the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels line up prior to the start of a race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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A dune buggy practices during a sand dune racing at the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels line up prior to the start of a race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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An Emirati man walks a camel across the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. 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. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Handlers prepare camels to race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Camels race during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Jockeys compete in a race for purebred Arab horses during the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 1, 2018, in the Liwa desert, some 250 kilometres west of the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. / AFP / KARIM SAHIB
Updated 02 January 2018

The Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival in Abu Dhabi

the Liwa 2018 Moreeb Dune Festival on January 2, 2018. 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 .(Photo courtesy: AFP )