The UAE Holds Its Mazayin Dhafra Camel Fest

Published January 23rd, 2022 - 09:44 GMT

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival was held in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the UAE capital, Abu Dhabi recently.

According to sources, the camel 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.

Despite the spread of Omicron, camel owners from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia and Qatar travelled to the United Arab Emirates to participate in the popular event.

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Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

An Emirati man is pictured with his camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022.(Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Camel owners watch the arbitation process in front of a large poster bearing pictures of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R) and UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men walk their camels at sunrise during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

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An Emirati man is pictured with his camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022.(Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Camel owners watch the arbitation process in front of a large poster bearing pictures of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R) and UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Emirati men walk their camels at sunrise during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
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. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)