Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed al-Nahyan inspects camelS during the camel festival, held at the Shweihan racecourse, in Al-Ain on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, on January 30, 2017. AFP / KARIM SAHIB
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Women clad in emerald green abayas and men in crisp white gandoura gowns, Emirati folk dancers sway to the steady beat of a Bedouin drum against the desert skyline. The show is part of the 11th edition of the Sultan bin Zayed Heritage Festival, held each year in Sweihan, 100 kilometers from the United Arab Emirates capital Abu Dhabi.The two-week event features artisanal souks, traditional music, camel races – and a series of camel beauty contests.The Sultan bin Zayed festival is one of the few remaining events at which human jockeys ride camels in races, rather than remote-controlled robot riders.
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