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  • Photo: Camels at a camel beauty pageant in Abu Dhabi

    Camel Beauty Pageant

    Camels are prized throughout the Middle East for their many uses in everyday life, but in this contest, it's all about looks.

  • Photo: Fish market in Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi Fish Market

    Get into the mix of buying, selling, and browsing in Abu Dhabi's Mina Zayed Fish Market.

  • Photo: Woman walks at a fort

    Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

    To wander the grounds of Jahili and Sultan Forts in Al Ain is to imagine Abu Dhabi’s distant past, which is anything but distant—these forts were occupied just 50 years ago.

  • Sand dunes (photo)

    Empty Quarter Desert

    The Empty Quarter, or Rub al Khali, is the world's largest sand desert. The sand is soft, fine, multicolored hues of khaki and orange, and it rolls in windswept hills hundreds of feet high.

  • Photo: Men at the camel market in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi

    Abu Dhabi Camel Market

    The Bawadi Mall is big, new, and has everything you could want. A toy? There’s a Toys"R"Us. A hammer? Ace Hardware. A camel? Sure, head behind the mall for Abu Dhabi's last camel market.

  • Men leaping out of the way of camels (photo)

    Camel Racing

    At camel races in Abu Dhabi, it’s a dusty chaos of men, camels, and SUVs. The grunting spectacle starts at dawn Fridays at camel tracks throughout the emirate.

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