Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

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Jockeys hold camels steady at the starting line during the Mazayin... News PhotoAbu Dhabi,Camel,City,Jockey,Kilometer,Lifestyles,Persian Gulf Countries,Stability,United Arab Emirates,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPJockeys hold camels steady at the starting line during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival, on December 21, 2012 near the city of Madinat Zayed, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi. 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 . AFP PHOTO/KARIM SAHIB (Photo credit should read KARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images)