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Al Dhafra Festival returns to Abu Dhabi!
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SynopsisAn annual festival held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy commander in chief of the UAE armed forces. The event aims to connect generations in an ever changing social environment by celebrating the heritage and culture with the youth that lives a globalized society open to various cultures across the world.
The festival includes activities like Mazayna Al Dhafra, camel auctions, falcon auctions, best date packaging competition, Arabian horse races, handicrafts competition, heritage camel race, photography competition, traditional cars competition, traditional Saluki races, sour milk competition, camel milking competition, sheep beauty competition and and daily traditional Emirati celebrations. Following the success of the previous editions, this year, the programme has been expanded to attract more visitors and participants.
With a special area built and dedicated for the Emirati kids, the festival aims to be fun while teaching them about Emirati heritage.
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