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Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region's Al Dhafra Festival – in pictures

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

A little girl had her hand dyed in henna, before she participated in “Most Beautiful Traditional Dress” competition at the Al Dhafra Festival.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

A saluki about to take part in a race at the Al Dhafra Festival. His head is dyed with henna.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

A drone bird is being set up to act as a prey for a falcon at the Al Dhafra Festival.

Reem Mohammed / The National

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Camels are offered for sale on Million Street. Since its inception, the Al Dhafra festival has grown year-on-year with 1,500 participants projected for this year.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

A man awaits the start of a saluki race at the Al Dhafra Festival. The festival closes Thursday.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Camels on the race track. The Al Dhafra Festival is run under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Paintings exhibited at the Al Dhafra Festival. The festival closes Thursday.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Salukis race at the Al Dhafra Festival. Since its inception, the Al Dhafra festival has grown year-on-year with 1,500 participants projected for this year.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Atore vendor sells adornments for camels at the Al Dhafra Festival. The Al Dhafra Festival is held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

A group of women take photos of the camels at the Al Dhafra Festival.

Abu Dhabi heritage on display at the Western Region’s Al Dhafra Festival - in pictures

Camel adornment at the Al Dhafra Festival.

The National