Al Dhafrah Festival gets highest number of camels for contest
Experience the Emirati traditions and heritage at the Al Dhafrah Festival, organised by the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (Adach).
The festival is held in the Western Region and is patronised by General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
This festival was inaugurated in 2007 and this year there is going to be the participation of nearly 28,000 camels in the beauty competition, also known as Mazayna. The completion shall be between 1,200 owners for the prize money of Dh42 million.
Before the start of the competition there is camel milking competition, Al Hallab.
This competition was won by the camel from the UAE named Al Ko'ud, and the owner received a four wheel drive vehicle. In addition there were fun events which included a Children's Village for teaching the skills of riding a camel and also to milk it!
According to the Director of the festival 6,000 visitors are expected every day as a large number of activities are being offered at the festival.
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