Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival 2019 gets under way - in pictures
The festival hosts a variety of races including cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses, alongside other activities aimed at promoting the UAE's culture
The week-long Moreeb Dune Festival has returned to the Liwa desert near Abu Dhabi's border with Saudi Arabia, bringing with it the usual mix of traditional activities and modern motorsport action.
The early camel and horse racing pictured above will be followed by falconry competitions and a host of car and bike events.
The festival, which takes place once a year, attracts visitors from around the region, many of whom camp out for the activities.
More galleries from The National:
Updated: January 2, 2019 03:29 PM