The Camel Festival

Every December, Arab men from around the Middle East travel to the Western Region of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates for the yearly Al Dhafra Camel Festival, bringing with them their top prized camels to enter them in beauty competitions, races and other events.

This is a behind the scenes look at what happens outside the main camel beauty competitions – camels are paraded up and down “The Million Street”, named for all the camel trading deals that take place there, while men dressed in traditional clothes sing and dance around the camels and Bedouin kids celebrate whenever their favourite camel makes an appearance.